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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
East New York is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 138,378. Living in East New York offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East New York there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in East New York and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East New York are above average.
About East New York...
Population
138,378

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$312,088
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,692.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    340.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    189.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,734.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,801
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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East New York is predominantly a low income neighborhood, and is considered to be an undesirable part of Brooklyn by most people. But with all it’s I’ll reputation, I’ve lived for seven years and counting without any trouble.
What I like most about the neighborhood is my cheap rent. I share a $1500/month 3bedrooms/2bathrooms apartment. A price you will surely not find anywhere in New York nowadays. I’m also surrounded by 3 major subway tranpstation lines. I’m able to get anywhere in the city, at anytime, without hassle.
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With the inclusion of the homeless shelters which were approved by the previous mayor, we now have an element of community disapproval. The individuals within the shelter can be seen on a daily basis roaming the streets which was not the environment we had previously. Everything that has happened since we started living here isn't always negative, we do have a positive attitude towards community awareness as well as an increase in the number of individuals willing to live within our community limits. With the inclusion of the middle and working class, East New York has fewer abandoned buildings and more recently renovated living and commercial spaces. We can attribute these changes to the new inclusion of the mall, located within walking distance. This new commercial space has provided, access to more jobs, shopping and wellness incentives. We are proud to call this area within our borough, our home.
I lived here for most of my life and I feel as if it is an okay neighborhood. There is definitely gaps in funding in education and keeping the neighborhood clean, but if equal funding was given, kids would most likely thrive more in schools. Also there could be more healthy options because there is mainly just fast food around which isn't good for people to eat everyday.