So you are moving to Brooklyn! NYC moving is like nothing else, and it’s worthwhile to find something out first about your new destination. Here we will tell you a bit about the borough of Brooklyn, in order that you will know what to expect and can plan appropriately.
Brooklyn – its Location and Neighborhoods
Brooklyn has quite a few neighborhoods, each with its own unique style and advantages. Let’s divide Brooklyn into several sections, and list some of the more prominent neighborhoods in each. In Northwestern Brooklyn, one can find Brooklyn Heights, Cadman Plaza, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and the curiously named DUMBO and RAMBO. South Brooklyn is home to Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace. Northern Brooklyn contains Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant (colloquially known as Bed-Sty); while Central Brooklyn is known for containing Flatbush, Ocean Parkway and Crown Heights. Southwestern Brooklyn has Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Borough Park to name just a few; Southern Brooklyn is known for Brighton Beach (made famous by playwright Neil Simon), Midwood and of course: Coney Island. The neighborhood of Canarsie is found in Eastern Brooklyn, whereas the Flatlands and Bergen Beach are found in Southeastern Brooklyn.
Important Places in Brooklyn
Brooklyn has something for everyone. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a great place to view the famous Brooklyn Bridge (don’t let anyone try to sell it to you) and the skyline of Manhattan. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has 52 gorgeous acres of not only flora, but also fauna life. In spring time you can view the majesty of literally tens of thousands of roses, located in the area known as the Cranford Rose Garden. Prospect Park, with a museum and a zoo, offers something for old and young alike, and the Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest in the United States. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is known for superb cultural events, from theatre to opera to ballet. And of course there’s Coney Island – for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or a roller coaster ride, it cannot be beat.
Popular Living Areas in Brooklyn
New York Magazine recently published a survey that named some areas of Brooklyn as the most desirable for residing in. They used factors that included the cost of housing, how nearby they are to transportation, services, safety, shopping, eateries, quality of education and more. Following are some of the neighborhoods that came out on top:
- Park Slope – Located from 15th St. to Flatbush Ave., and from Prospect Park West to Fourth Ave., it received high scores in almost every category. It boasts terrific schools, low crime rate, lots of trees and green areas, fantastic eateries and retail offerings and a lively artistic atmosphere.
- Cobble Hill – Located from Union St. to Wyckoff St./Warren St. and between Fourth Ave. and the harbor, Cobble Hill offers great shopping and architectural wonders from the 19th century combined with a fresh, modern feel.
- Greenpoint - Located next door to Williamsburg, this neighborhood has a relatively small number of residents, who enjoy its selection of bars and restaurants. It’s public schools receive top rates as well, giving it very high satisfaction rates from parents who were polled.
- Brooklyn Height - Located from Atlantic Ave. to Old Fulton St., and from the East River to Court St./Cadman Plaza. Though fairly expensive to live here, it’s still cheaper than Manhattan while offering short commuting times. The whole area has been deemed ‘historic’ and walking there is like touring history.
Amazon Relocation Services in Manhattan
When moving to Brooklyn, you’ll undoubtedly be looking for Brooklyn moving companies. Amazon Relocation would like to be there for you, helping to make your moving to Brooklyn the smooth and hassle-free experience it should be. Professional Brooklyn movers, we will be there with you every step of the way, helping you to plan and strategize your move and to answer every question you have – and even those you haven’t thought of. Our Brooklyn moving services can help you pack in the right way so that each of your precious belongings makes it through surely and safely, and for our movers Brooklyn is like home. If you are looking for Brooklyn storage, it can be a tough nut to crack. As one of the top Brooklyn moving companies, we offer storage if needed, between moving out of your old location and into your new one, and stay on the job until the very last item is placed in its new home. With Amazon Relocation, trusted, tried and registered with AMSA, the American Moving and Storage Association, you can rest easy knowing your belongings are in the best possible hands. So do check out the moving and storage companies available, and make sure you talk to us and let us in more detail show you what we can do for you and your move.