Is it better to live right by the train (like, across the street) or further into to flatbush or further up or down Ocean?
I've been warned away from Church but was told Parkside was a little less struggling, though also was told Prospect Park was even more gentrified than Parkside.
Ideally we'd be close to the city, not hear gunshots when going to bed, get mugged, witness murders, etc. and have a 2+ bedroom for 1600 or less without roaches, mice, or bedbugs. This is apparently a huge challenge in Brooklyn. It is very depressing.
I LOVE the Cortelyou area, I wonder if folks can recommend good blocks in that area that are more affordable, perhaps on Ocean?