i currently live in crown heights and am looking into moving to kensington. the fact that is a diverse, quiet, residential neighborhood really appealed to me. it sort of reminders me of astoria with better architecture. in any case, i got mugged a few years ago where i live now and do not take the subway at night. i never want to have to live like this again -- so it is really important that i feel generally safe walking from the train home each evening. i am looking on ocean parkway between around beverly road at the moment but that may change.
are there any iffy block to be made aware of? it feels like a long-ish quiet, dark stretch to ocean parkway and i wonder how other folks feel about that walk.
also any advice on particular buildings you love or hate would be great. i've recently been wooed by ads on craig's list for buildings on the parkway with pools and doormen. anyone know anything about these buildings?