Since February is all about love, letâ€™s talk about it. Our love
for the place we call home, that is. I am a Brooklyn native, a Brooklynite who
speaks Brooklynese. This iconic NYC borough has been home to me for 62 years.
And hereâ€™s what I really love about Brooklyn, New York, my home.
About Brooklyn, New York
There are many reasons to love Brooklyn, New York: colorful assortment of people, culture, food, activities to enjoy!
Of the five boroughs of New York City – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, Brooklyn is the most populous. Also known as Kings County, it is the largest (69.5 square miles). In fact, if Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the third-largest city in the United States with over 2.5 million residents, second to Los Angeles and Chicago.
I love the food! Brooklyn is particularly well-known for its
Italian food – especially
its pizza. Anything you have a craving for can be found in Brooklyn! Our
borough offers countless ethnic cuisines. And if you canâ€™t quite find what it
is youâ€™re looking for, wait until next weekend or next month. New restaurants
are constantly opening up for you to try with your date, family, or friends.
Crown Heights serves Jamaican jerk chicken and roti. Youâ€™ll
find dim sum at Little Fuzhou in Sunset Park. Craving something sticky-sweet?
Try the baklava in Sheepshead Bay.
We are a melting pot, a miniature Manhattan, full of rich
history everywhere you look. Even our most popular neighborhoods are famous!
Our borough is not the hustle and bustle you might think of
when New York City comes to mind. We are a people defined by incredible
diversity, creativity, community, and culture, and weâ€™re proud of it. And
unlike many neighborhoods in the Big Apple, weâ€™ve maintained that diversity,
that personality unique to each area of Brooklyn.
In the Past
We were once our own city until the late 1800s. And we used to
be known as one of the more dangerous boroughs of New York.
Brooklyn is a vibrant and peaceful place. Itâ€™s also exciting
and family-friendly. And this makes many of our neighborhoods ideal for both
families and young professionals.
The Brooklyn borough doesnâ€™t fit any particular stereotype.
so it appeals to everyone. Weâ€™ve literally transformed into what some say is
the hottest, trendiest spot in all of New York City.
Iâ€™ve seen a lot of changes over the years, but one thing stays true about Brooklyn, New York. You can go five blocks, and because of the vast diverseness of each of our communities, the vibe totally changes.
Attributes that Make Us a World-Class
Weâ€™re proud of Brooklyn, New York! And for good reason. People
come from all over for:
- Lively music venues
- Trendy boutiques
- Iconic restaurants
- Independent artisanal coffee bars
- Pro sports
- Immigrant history
- Diversified culture
- Family-friendly activities
- And communities to call home
We offer a large number of amazing parks, walkable
sidewalks, and tight-knit communities. And compared to Manhattan, even
There are over 40 parks in Brooklyn. The top four being Prospect Park,
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park, and Owlâ€™s Head Park.
- Adam Yauch Park
- Berriman Playground
- Betty Carter Park
- Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Bush Terminal Park
- Canarsie Park
- Commodore Barry Park
- Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
- Fort Greene Park
- Greenpoint Landing
- Herbert Von King Park
- Kaiser Park
- Lott Park
- Maria Hernandez Park
- Marine Park
- Mccarren Park
- Owl’s Head Park
- Prospect Park
- Prospect Plaza Park
- Red Hook Recreation Area
- St. Mark’s Playground
- Sunset Park
- Wingate Park
Means of Transportation
Brooklyn is incredibly walkable, especially within the neighborhood you call your own. Brooklyn offers many beautiful and safe walking routes.
And here, walking beats owning a vehicle and paying to park on the street, hands down. In fact, according to Tri-State Transportation, more than half of us live in car-free households. Owning a car isnâ€™t necessary when you live in Brooklyn, because you can get anywhere you need to go by subway.
There are other means of public transportation here in Brooklyn, but the subway is still the fastest and most reliable way to get around.
Brooklyn has an undeniably strong sense of community. And it is this sense of community that makes our borough not only unique but also popular for families and young professionals.
Also, we Brooklynites tend to define ourselves based on
which neighborhood we settle into. We are loyal patrons to the shops, cafes,
restaurants, and bars that are local to us.
I remember, as kids, we played street games one block
against another. And we built friendships that have lasted a lifetime.
From Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and Flatbush to Bedford- Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Red Hook, and so many others, each of our neighborhoods has a distinct history and personality all their own.
Reasonable Rents and
the Cost of Living
According to a Streeteasy report put out in October 2019, the average price for a house is around $700,000. And the average cost to rent a place is about $2,700 a month. So compared to other places in the United States, Brooklyn is one of the most expensive places to live. But food, rent, clothing, and a lot of other things are less expensive here than they are in Manhattan. And this makes Brooklyn ideal for you if youâ€™re beginning a career.
With plenty of searching (and a little help from your
friend, Charles Dâ€™Alessandro), you can find a great place that suits your
personality, home life, interests, and your budget.
Brooklyn, New York â€“ Something for
Brooklyn grows on. People come from all over to be part of
it. And I’m proud to be part of that on a daily basis.
We continue to attract new-comers and families from all over
with our excellent schools, booming job market, and that strong sense of
community we like to own.
But more than anything, we are proud of and celebrate our
diversity, our people. There really is something for everybody in Brooklyn, New
York, even you!
Moving to Brooklyn
If you plan to move to Brooklyn, you need to experience the unique personalities, charm, amenities, sense of community, and price tags of each one to find â€œyourâ€� place. Thereâ€™s one thatâ€™s just right for you, one that best suits your needs.
Working as a real estate professional for over 30 years, I have
seen the transformation of my home. Like the Beatles sang in â€œIn My Life,â€�
â€œThere are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone, and some remain â€¦â€�
Brooklyn has grown. Our borough has changed. Some changes
have been for the better, others, not so much. But I love her, and Iâ€™m proud to
share my home, Brooklyn, New York, with you!
Want to build a life you can love in Brooklyn, New York? Contact me, Charles Dâ€™Alessandro, your Brooklyn Real Estate Agent with Fillmore Real Estate at (718) 253-9600 ext. 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Iâ€™d love to help you find the area that’s just right for you!
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