- Neighborhood in New York City, NY
Rating 2.84 out of 5 67 reviews
Brownsville is an affordable neighborhood - and isn't very visually appealing, in terms of the look and feel of buildings and homes in the area. But there are plenty of food options, supermarkets with healthy foods, and pharmacies nearby. Transportation is also not an issue you can easily get to downtown Brooklyn in 25 minutes on the train. I would recommend living here for a short time period, but not forever. also a relatively safe area, no one bothers you people mostly stay to themselves.
Brownsville is probably the most dangerous neighborhood in NYC due to the poverty and high concentration of public housing, but it's no where near the levels of west Chicago or north philly. I wouldn't recommend living here unless you need something very affordable, but if you do, watch your surroundings, and try to be friendly and get to know your neighbors, and you'll be fine.
It's a great neighborhood to live in due to its location and accessibility to public transportation. However, it isn't very safe depending on which part you choose to live in.
this place has really high crime, and my apartment was infested with bed bugs, so i had to renovate my whole house, the children like to play with toy guns like they shooting shit, they like to cuss, and be disrespectful in general.
Not the ideal place you would like to raise a family. Drugs, gangs, poverty. Easy commute to Manhattan though
It’s an alright place to live in. It’s full of diversity and culture but not for long as “low-income” housing are coming into the neighborhood. I put low-income in quotes because these are places people who already living here can not afford.
There are many crimes that are committed and you can hear police sirens over night. But once you don't bother anyone they probably won't bother you. There is also plenty of food, laundromats, and stores in the area.
I would like to see the state of the buildings change. More safe public places for children to play and maybe more businesses catering to the community. I love the fact that I have a soup kitchen on my block that is open every Saturday but one just isn't enough. There's lots of black owned shops but they are rarely opened and so because of that not everyone can access them.
Brownsville is my home, as everyone can tell Brownsville is not the safest but it is full of culture and memories.
The area is safe while also unsafe. Cops are around to keep you safe, but if they aren't around you have to fend for yourself and move quickly. Luckily, they are always around. It's not imperative, but it is smart if you do know people. For protection, yes, but not only for that but just because its good to know people. The parks are kept clean by sanitation workers, the streets are kept clean and the houses are kept clean through daily effort. At night it is quiet but sometimes you can be awoken by the sounds of police or ambulance sirens.
Brownsville is where I was raised and it shaped me into the girl I am today. I've grown up in this neighborhood and I've had lots of experiences that I have learned from.
Brownsville is very quiet on my side, but there is a lot of violence around. What I like is that there is a bunch of transportations near, also a bodega on like every block. Some people are nice, and it has a lot of shopping areas.
This is such a place to live. Very unsatisfactory and dirty. I would not recommend this neighborhood. If you have children I would advice choosing a different scene. Gang violence and drug trafficking is a problem for this community. Education in schools are very poor.
Everyone say Brownsville is a bad place and filled with all of these criminals and dangers but in reality when I walk the streets, I am never afraid. There are many peaceful days and festive nights. Time has changed Brownsville and it’s old reputation does not proceed its present.
There need to be more healthy options around in general. If the neighborhood was surrounded with good and healthy things it can become a more healthy environment to live and grow in.
Brownsville Brooklyn is a like a lil town of its own. It is rich in culture and diversity. I've observed the strength that the senior citizens have in the community and how they unify the rest of the residents. I enjoyed partaking in the community events and watching the community grow and develop.
I am a current resident of brownsville and my community needs a lot of change. we could be a little more cleaner and less loud. We could help our fellow man out instead of bashing him and we can help build the community but we need a little help and guidence