Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (49) A+
Natural Blend
Coffee Shop
Trash Island
Coffee Shop
Bailey’s Cafe
Coffee Shop
Georges-andres
Coffee Shop
Familiars Vegan Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Chez Alex
Coffee Shop
Secret Garden
Coffee Shop
The Pantry
Coffee Shop
Cup of Brooklyn
Coffee Shop
Space 71x Cafe
Coffee Shop
Hearts Cafe
Coffee Shop
MacDonough Cafe
Coffee Shop
Almah Cafe
Coffee Shop
BK Bagel
Coffee Shop
House Party
Coffee Shop
Anchor Coffee
Coffee Shop
T-Cup Cafe
Coffee Shop
Sunrise Sunset
Coffee Shop
Jubilee Cafe
Coffee Shop
Little Skips East
Coffee Shop
Brooklyn Whiskers
Coffee Shop
Fermento
Coffee Shop
Corto
Coffee Shop
Brown Butter
Coffee Shop
Bklyn Kettle Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
Wayfarers
Art Gallery
The Living Gallery
Art Gallery
The Tiny Cupboard
Theatre Arts
Elijah Wheat Showroom
Art Gallery
Market Hotel
Theatre Arts
Bossa Nova Civic Club
Nightclub
The Billie Holiday Theatre
Theatre Arts
Skylight Gallery
Art Gallery
Fisher Parrish Gallery
Art Gallery
Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Silent Barn
Theatre Arts
Low Brow Artique
Art Gallery
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Museum
The Hand
Art Gallery
The Hand
Art Gallery
sk.Artspace
Art Gallery
Jewish Childrens Museum
Museum
Seed Brklyn Garden
Art Gallery
Artshack Brooklyn
Theatre Arts
Artshack Gallery
Art Gallery
Eyebeam
Theatre Arts
Land Gallery & Studio
Art Gallery
4th Floor Studios
Theatre Arts
Arts and Rhymes Who Got Style Wall
Art Gallery
Wendy's Subway
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (178) A+
Therapy Wine Bar
Bar
Z&E Liquor
Alcohol
Bed-Stuy Organic Deli and Market
Deli
Crab Bros Cajun Seafood Express
Fast Food
Essential Market Deli & Discount
Deli
Majesty Deli & Convenience
Deli
Dick and Jane's Bar Room
Bar
Patchen Deli Grocery
Deli
Malcolm X Shop Smart
Deli
Krazy Chicken & Pizza
Fast Food
Papin Mini Market
Deli
Mama Fox
Bar
Doc's Cake Shop
Sweets
Stuyvesant Deli & Supermarket
Deli
107 Ralph Ave Deli Grocery
Deli
Millennial Events Liquor
Alcohol
Caroline's Donuts
Fast Food
Crown Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Toad Style
Fast Food
Julio H. Baez "Lolo" Grocery
Deli
Sunrise Express Deli
Deli
Shopper Stop & Deli
Deli
Bar LunAtico
Bar
Ralph Liquor
Alcohol
Lewis Deli
Deli
Fitness (12) A+
Vibez Training
Gym
fflow Pilates
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
The Base
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
GG's Social Trade & Treasure Club
Community Centre
Police Athletic League Wynn Center
Community Centre
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Utopia School
Community Centre
And Yoga
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Bushwick Crossfit
Gym
The Holistic Home Co. Wellness Center
Gym
Len3a
Gym
Latinos Americanos Unidos
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Spiked Spin
Gym
Urban Asanas
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Loom Yoga Bushwick
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Groceries (41) A+
Green Harmony Market
Grocery Store
Associated Supermarket
Grocery Store
Howard Marketplace
Grocery Store
Lily Fruit & Vegetables
Grocery Store
Organic Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Associated Press
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Associated
Grocery Store
Fat Doughnut
Bakery
Key Food
Grocery Store
E & C Fish Market & Seafood
Seafood
Kathy's Green Gold
Grocery Store
Cake Boi
Bakery
Sun Fish Market
Seafood
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Pioneer
Grocery Store
Met Fresh
Grocery Store
Ocean King Fish Market
Seafood
C-Town
Grocery Store
Shop Fair Supermarket
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
Super Foodtown Of Bed-Stuy
Grocery Store
Mr. Kiwi
Grocery Store
Brooklyn Meats
Butcher
Parks (95) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
El-Shabazz Playground
Park
Police Officer Reinaldo Salgado Playground
Park
Jackie Robinson Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Elizabeth Stroud Playground
Park
Fulton Park
Park
Brevoort Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Howard Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Decatur Playground
Park
Saratoga Park
Park
Carver Playground
Park
Jesse Owens Playground
Park
Goodwin Gardens
Park
Harmony Park
Park
Lafayette Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Israel Putnam Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (254) A+
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Y&R Dominican Glamour
Hairdresser
Shining Stars Kids Salon
Hairdresser
Hawa African Hair Braiding
Hairdresser
Hairstyles by K
Hairdresser
Broadway One Discount
Discount Store
Gates Lumber Co.
Home Improvement
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Garden Basket
Convenience Store
Marlenes
Hairdresser
The Little Red Boutique
Clothing
Famous International Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
Barberspa BK
Hairdresser
JC Bicycles
Bicycle
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Prince Broadway Deli
Convenience Store
Millennial Nails
Beauty
It's Hair
Hairdresser
Broadway Krown True Value Hardware
Home Improvement
RGR Family Thrift Store
Discount Store
Far Out Finds Vintage Furniture
Furniture
Broadway Farm Hardware
Home Improvement
Two Ways Supermarket
Convenience Store
People's Choice Barber & Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
Payless Meat Market
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 70.3% take public transportation in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Public Transit Stops (289)
Stops & Stations
A+
Halsey Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & Halsey Street
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & Halsey Street
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Malcolm X Boulevard
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Patchen Avenue
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Patchen Avenue
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & Putnam Avenue
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & Madison Street
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Stuyvesant Avenue
Bus Stop
b26
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Stuyvesant Avenue
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Ralph Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Halsey Street
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Halsey Street
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Jefferson Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Macon Street
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Hancock Street
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & MacDonough Street
Bus Stop
Halsey Street & Ralph Avenue
Bus Stop
Gates Avenue & Malcolm X Boulevard Avenue
Bus Stop
Gates Avenue & Malcolm X Boulevard
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & Gates Avenue
Bus Stop
Gates Avenue & Patchen Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Putnam Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Decatur Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
70.3%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Bedford-Stuyvesant is 148/100 - which is 26% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Bedford-Stuyvesant crime rates are 3,867 per 100k, which is 80% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,505 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
1,362 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D+

The median income in Bedford-Stuyvesant is $44,779 - which is 26% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$44,779
F
Unemployment Rate
7.4%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (44)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
New York Engine Company 214
Fire Station
New York Ladder Company 111
Fire Station
New York Engine Company 222
Fire Station
Eightyfirst Precinct Police Station
Police
Wyckoff Drugs
Pharmacy
After Hours Project
Clinic
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Broadway Family Dental
Dentist
Mishkin's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Interfaith Medical Center
Hospital
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Top Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
77th Precinct
Police
Fine Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New York Rescue Company 2
Fire Station
New York Engine Company 227
Fire Station
Rite Choice Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FDNY - Engine Company 217
Fire Station
New York City Children's Center - Brooklyn Campus
Hospital
Utica Express Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New York Ladder Company 176
Fire Station
Albany Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New York Engine Company 233
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing D

Bedford-Stuyvesant home prices are $467,116 - which is 63% higher than New York
Home Price
$467,116
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
10.4x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B-

The Bedford-Stuyvesant graduation rate is 74% - which is 10% lower than New York
School Test Scores
47%
F
High School Grad. Rates
74%
D
Elementary Schools (73) A+
Ps 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School
Excellence Boys Charter School Of Bedford Stuyvesant
Ps 21 Crispus Attucks
Ps 5 Dr Ronald Mcnair
Ps 309 George E Wibecan Preparatory Academy
Excellence Girls Charter School
Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School
La Cima Charter School
Ms 267 Math Science & Technology
Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School
Brooklyn Brownstone School
Ps 40 George W Carver
Ms 35 Stephen Decatur
Ember Charter School
Ps 308 Clara Cardwell
Madiba Prep Middle School
Ps 26 Jesse Owens
Frederick Douglass Academy Iv Secondary School
Jhs 57 Whitelaw Reid
Ps 28 Warren Prep Academy (The)
Ps/Is 137 Rachael Jean Mitchell
Brooklyn Green School (The)
Unity Preparatory Charter School Of Brooklyn
Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School
Ps 44 Marcus Garvey
High Schools (27) A+
Excellence Girls Charter School
Boys And Girls High School
Research And Service High School
Nelson Mandela High School
Gotham Professional Arts Academy
Brooklyn High School For Law And Technology
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter School
Brooklyn Academy Of Global Finance (The)
Unity Preparatory Charter School Of Brooklyn
Ebc High School For Public Service-Bushwick
Bushwick Leaders Hs For Academic Excellence
Eagle Academy For Young Men Ii
Academy For Health Careers
Pathways In Technology Early College High School
Mt Pleasant Christian Academy
Kipp Always Mentally Prepared Charter School
Achievement First-Bushwick Charter School
Brooklyn Academy High School
Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory High School
Bushwick Community High School
Math Engineering And Science Academy Charter High School
Achievement First Brownsville Charter School
Brooklyn Collegiate-A College Board School
All City Leadership Secondary School
Academy For Environmental Leadership
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ratings A+

Bedford-Stuyvesant has an overall rating of 87% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
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A+
User Surveys (10)
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Bedford-Stuyvesant Area Facts

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant has a Livability Score of 64/100, which is considered average
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant crime rates are 34% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Bedford-Stuyvesant is 13% lower than the New York average
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Bedford-Stuyvesant Reviews

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Bedford-Stuyvesant - One Of New York's Hippest Neighborhoods 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) I absolutely loved living in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Also known as "Bed-Stuy," it's a vibrant and safe neighborhood in Brooklyn. I lived in Bed-Stuy for six years and was drawn to it by the culture, affordable brownstone apartments, density and proximity to Manhattan. Bed-Stuy is tee ...Read More ming with creatives and the intermingled culture of African Americans and Caribbean blacks, notably Jamaicans and Trinadadians. Since 2006, other ethnicities have begun to locate to the neighborhood. Bed-Stuy offers walkable blocks that are three times the length of those in Manhattan, and each is flanked by three to five floor brownstones. In fact, Bed-Stuy boasts the most brownstones in New York; brownstone apartment rentals range from $1500 to $2500, and an entire brownstone typically costs $400,000 and up. These iconic dwellings are inhabited by working class families, single professionals, entrepreneurs and accomplished young creatives, such as filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, and writers. In this way, Bed-stuy is like Harlem in the 1940's, offering a palpable zeitgeist. Just as Harlem had the upscale Sugarhill district in its heyday, Bed-Stuy's premier section is Stuyvesant Heights.

Bed-Stuy's residential blocks are sandwiched between bustling shopping districts, restaurants and cultural institutions. Hipster boutiques and art galleries exist alongside restaurants serving Caribbean cuisine. New York City's best rotis, jerk chicken and patties can be found there along with legendary music of the African diaspora. It's played in most of the shops and broadcast to passers-by.

Nestled between the Fort Greene and East New York neighborhoods, Bed-Stuy is ten minutes from Manhattan via three subway lines. The Long Island Railroad, a commuter train, also has a Bed-Stuy station. The subway transportation is fast and reliable; however, it is possible to be situated six or more blocks from the subway. In this instance, you confront packed double-buses en route to the train. Overall, it was great to live in Bed-Stuy. It was enriching in numerous ways. If you're drawn to the culture and demographics of New York's Lower East Side, Williamsburg neighborhood or the Bay area, you're likely to appreciate Bed-Stuy. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Bedford-Stuyvesant? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
El-Shabazz Playground
Police Officer Reinaldo Salgado Playground
Jackie Robinson Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Elizabeth Stroud Playground
Fulton Park

Entertainment

Wayfarers
The Living Gallery
The Tiny Cupboard
Elijah Wheat Showroom
Market Hotel
Bossa Nova Civic Club
The Billie Holiday Theatre
Skylight Gallery

Food & Drink

Therapy Wine Bar
Z&E Liquor
Bed-Stuy Organic Deli and Market
Crab Bros Cajun Seafood Express
Essential Market Deli & Discount
Majesty Deli & Convenience
Dick and Jane's Bar Room
Patchen Deli Grocery

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Bedford-Stuyvesant? Of all people who commute, 70.3% take public transportation in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Drive to Work
14%

39% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
70%

42% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
6%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Bedford-Stuyvesant a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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