Livability Score

57
/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 C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
NY Tracks Cafe
Coffee Shop
Dunkin' Donuts
Coffee Shop
Buffet
Coffee Shop
Bagels & Coffee
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bunch o' Bagels
Coffee Shop
Rain Eatery and Juice Bar
Coffee Shop
Bergen Beach Cafe
Coffee Shop
Topfer Library Cafe
Coffee Shop
Almah Cafe
Coffee Shop
PLG Brooklyn
Coffee Shop
Hamlet
Coffee Shop
Cocoa Grinder
Coffee Shop
Daily Press Ocean Hill
Coffee Shop
P-Street Cafe
Coffee Shop
Loud Baby
Coffee Shop
Brooklyn Perk
Coffee Shop
Colina Cuevo
Coffee Shop
Loud Baby
Coffee Shop
Brooklyn Perk
Coffee Shop
Bailey’s Cafe
Coffee Shop
High Grade Coffee
Coffee Shop
Babydudes
Coffee Shop
Green House
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Wyckoff House Museum
Attraction
Oval
Nightclub
Penn Theatre
Theatre Arts
Jewish Childrens Museum
Museum
Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts Expansion
Theatre Arts
Lagos Lounge
Nightclub
sk.Artspace
Art Gallery
The Owl Music Parlor
Theatre Arts
Loew's Kings Theater
Theatre Arts
Erasmus Hall Museum
Museum
Museum of Women's Resistance
Museum
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Museum
The Bklyn Combine
Theatre Arts
Drummer's Grove
Attraction
The Tiny Cupboard
Theatre Arts
Gaia Nomaya
Theatre Arts
Paper Tiger
Theatre Arts
The Billie Holiday Theatre
Theatre Arts
Skylight Gallery
Art Gallery
Carousel
Attraction
Emu
Attraction
Red Panda
Attraction
Dingo
Attraction
Duck and Waterfowl
Attraction
Porcupine
Attraction
Food and Drink (6) D-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Tan Deli Grocery Corp
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Glenwood Liquors
Alcohol
5604 Deli Grocery
Deli
Dunkin'
Fast Food
BK Bottles
Alcohol
Checo Food Corp
Deli
Villains Hideout
Bar
Golden Krust
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
White Castle
Fast Food
Carnival Wines & Liquors
Alcohol
Subway
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Fast Food
Smart 1
Deli
Wendy's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Blink Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
The Haitian-American United for Progress
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Retro Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
VeroyogaNYC
Gym
Matchpoint Tennis
Gym
Barry's
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Yoga with Phoenix Simone
Gym
Mawusi Fitness Training
Gym
Urban Asanas
Gym
Flatbush Development Corporation
Community Centre
Yoga Tribe Brooklyn
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Harbor Fitness Go
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Vibez Training
Gym
fflow Pilates
Gym
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Community Centre
Arise Yoga
Gym
Ditmas Fitness
Gym
Power Moves
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Groceries (7) A+
Foodsaver NY Retail
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Green Acre Farms
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Pathmark
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Associated Supermarket
Grocery Store
Grocery Store
Grocery Store
Pathmark
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Chen's Fresh Food Market
Seafood
C-Town Supermarkets
Grocery Store
C-Town Supermarket
Grocery Store
Tropical House Bakery
Bakery
Ideal Food Basket
Grocery Store
Health and Wellness Club Inc.
Health Food
Park-Way Meats
Butcher
Parks (44) A+
Railroad Playground
Park
Fidler-Wyckoff House Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Harry Maze Memorial Park
Park
Curtis Park
Park
Community Playground
Playground
Remsen Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Glenwood Playground
Park
Tilden Playground
Park
Osborn Playground
Park
Kennedy-King Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Bildersee Playground
Park
Gethsemane Garden
Park
One Hundred Percent Playground
Park
Glenwood Avenue Park
Park
Brownsville Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Newport Playground
Park
Wintrop Park
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Betsy Head Park
Park
Shops (5) F
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Khrissy’s Knotty X-tensions
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Stop1-45
Convenience Store
Rainbow
Clothing
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
T-Mobile
Electronics
SlaybykethycaE
Beauty
Paris Deli & Grocery
Convenience Store
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Deli Food
Convenience Store
Boogie's Tailoring
Hairdresser
Adam Deli Grocery
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Aicha African Hair Braiding
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Beauty
Top Level Unisex Salon
Hairdresser
Sachelle Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Minimarket Junior, Inc.
Convenience Store
Crown Heights Cell Games Beyond
Electronics
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
1 Stop Grocery
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 70.5% take public transportation in Brownsville.
Public Transit Stops (90)
Stops & Stations
A+
Remsen Avenue & Ditmas Avenue
Bus Stop
Remsen Avenue & Ditmas Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Clarendon Road
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Clarendon Road
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Snyder Avenue
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & East 88th Street
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & Remsen Avenue
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Tilden Avenue
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & Remsen Avenue
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Tilden Avenue
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & Ralph Avenue
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Beverly Road
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Beverly Road
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Preston Court
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & East 93rd Street
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & Kings Highway
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & East 93rd Street
Bus Stop
Remsen Avenue & Farragut Road
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & Linden Boulevard
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Clarendon Road
Bus Stop
Kings Highway & Clarendon Road
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & East 94th Street
Bus Stop
Ralph Avenue & Foster Avenue
Bus Stop
Church Avenue & East 57th Street
Bus Stop
Remsen Avenue & Farragut Road
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
70.5%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Brownsville is 147/100 - 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

Brownsville crime rates are 3,723 per 100k, which is 73% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,108 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
1,615 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D-

The median income in Brownsville is $36,522 - which is 40% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$36,522
F
Unemployment Rate
10.6%
F
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health A-

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Brookdale Medical Services
Clinic
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Hospital
NYPD 69th Precinct
Police
New York Engine Company 310
Fire Station
New York Ladder Company 170
Fire Station
New York Engine Company 257
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 283 Division 15
Fire Station
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
Hospital
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Hospital
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Doctor
Clarkson Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
FDNY EMS Station 38
Ambulance Station
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Hospital
Kings County Hospital Center
Hospital
Cardiac Specialists of Brooklyn
Doctor
NYPD - 73rd Precinct
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Brownsville home prices are $460,138 - which is 61% higher than New York
Home Price
$460,138
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
40%
A+
Home Affordability
12.6x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Brownsville graduation rate is 69% - which is 15% lower than New York
School Test Scores
42%
F
High School Grad. Rates
69%
F
Elementary Schools (41) A+
Is 285 Meyer Levin
Ps 233 Langston Hughes
New American Academy Charter School (The)
Flatbush Sda School
Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School
Happy Home Daycare
New Hope Academy Charter School
Parkway Elementary School
Brooklyn Science And Engineering Academy
Ps 244 Richard R Green
Ps 66
Explore Excel Charter School
Ps 114 Ryder Elementary
Ebenezer Preparatory School
Ps 165 Ida Posner
Middle School For Art And Philosphy
Kings Collegiate Charter School
The Bible Speaks Academy
Kappa V - Knowledge And Power Prep Academy
Ps 140
Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School
Little Flower Preparatory School, Inc.
Ps 208 Elsa Ebeling
Ps 219 Kennedy-King
Canarsie Ascend Charter School
High Schools (15) A+
It Takes A Village Academy
Cultural Academy For The Arts And Sciences
Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School
Kings Collegiate Charter School
The Bible Speaks Academy
Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School
Brooklyn Democracy Academy
East Brooklyn Community High School
Olympus Academy
Brooklyn Bridge Academy
Brooklyn Generation School
Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School
Victory Collegiate High School
Academy For Conservation And The Environment
Excelsior Elementary School
Brooklyn Ascend Charter School
High School For Medical Professions
Urban Action Academy
Eisek Hatorah D'Rachmistrivka
High School For Innovation In Advertising And Media
Frederick Douglass Academy Vii High School
Teachers Preparatory High School
Brownsville Academy High School
Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School
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ratings F

Brownsville has an overall rating of 21% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (7)
From AreaVibes
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Brownsville Area Facts

  • Brownsville has a Livability Score of 57/100, which is considered below average
  • Brownsville crime rates are 29% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Brownsville is 13% lower than the New York average
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Stay away from here. 1 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 27, 2021) Brownsville is a place you either is born and raised here, or you have no where else to go so you move here, I was born and raised here and i lived in Brownsville houses, this place has a lot of violence you would think it is Afghanistan, a lot of people get robbed, jumped, and k ...Read More illed for absolutely no reason, it was labeled as the murder capital of nyc which sucks for us, 18 housing projects in this neighborhood which is the highest in the whole us, whenever i am outside and hear gunshots, it doesn't even scare me anymore, I moved away from here and now live in gowanus brooklyn. Anyone who needs housing, the bronx is better than brownsville, don't come here. Read Less
It is a whole ass jungle here 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Nov 09, 2020) i have lived in brownsville for 30 years of my life, im currently 35 and was so happy to finally leave brownsville and im now currently living in canarsie, a less dangerous neighborhood, as a latino and mexican citizen, it was so horrible here, gun violence, rapes, murders, shoot ...Read More outs, i you wanted to experience that type of violence, go to brownsville, I would wake up to people having sex outside, people jumping off building committing suicide, it was a whole ass mess here. so many lives were lost here, and i'm literally so happy i got out of here, people here are toxic, just by looking at it you can already smell trouble. You don't wanna go into projects you don't belong at or get caught slippin, you will die over here, i lived in howard, and that where i chose to stay at, I felt so unsafe here that i had to start bringing kitchen knives with me whenever i went out of the house, don't ever move here, stay away from here, please im begging you, you don't know what you're getting yourself into. Read Less
Brownsville, New York - Unsafe Is Being Kind 1.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 06, 2012) I used to live in Brownsville until I realized it was an unsafe and inhabitable place to live for me and my family. This area is plagued by gang violence and domestic abuse. It was an uncomfortable part of Brooklyn to live in because so much of Brooklyn is beautiful and diverse w ...Read More ith many wonderful things to offer. However, living in Brownsville felt like living in an action packed movie all the time. The noise levels and violence became bothersome, so I moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn where violence is reduced and there is more of a pleasant atmosphere to live.

I think the toughest thing about Brownsville is the crime and for people who cannot afford the rent in other parts of Brooklyn, Brownsville is appealing. But, paying less rent for more violence and street crime did not seem worth it to me. In fact, Brownsville is statistically known for having some of the highest crime rates in New York City. That is a pretty scary statistic for anyone who wants to live peacefully or raise a family. What is worse is that Brownsville's educational programs and school systems are extremely under nurtured and poor. By that I mean, the school systems here are as dangerous as the streets and violence and crime is experienced at high levels within the school system. My opinion is that in order for Brownsville to be a place to live in New York, one that is safe and secure, then a lot has to change. I think Brownsville has a lot of potential since there are still many historical and cultural landmarks in the city, but there is too much crime that outweighs the good or beautiful parts of the city of Brownsville.
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Brownsville, New York - Unsafe Is Being Kind 1.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 06, 2012) I used to live in Brownsville until I realized it was an unsafe and inhabitable place to live for me and my family. This area is plagued by gang violence and domestic abuse. It was an uncomfortable part of Brooklyn to live in because so much of Brooklyn is beautiful and diverse w ...Read More ith many wonderful things to offer. However, living in Brownsville felt like living in an action packed movie all the time. The noise levels and violence became bothersome, so I moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn where violence is reduced and there is more of a pleasant atmosphere to live.

I think the toughest thing about Brownsville is the crime and for people who cannot afford the rent in other parts of Brooklyn, Brownsville is appealing. But, paying less rent for more violence and street crime did not seem worth it to me. In fact, Brownsville is statistically known for having some of the highest crime rates in New York City. That is a pretty scary statistic for anyone who wants to live peacefully or raise a family. What is worse is that Brownsville's educational programs and school systems are extremely under nurtured and poor. By that I mean, the school systems here are as dangerous as the streets and violence and crime is experienced at high levels within the school system. My opinion is that in order for Brownsville to be a place to live in New York, one that is safe and secure, then a lot has to change. I think Brownsville has a lot of potential since there are still many historical and cultural landmarks in the city, but there is too much crime that outweighs the good or beautiful parts of the city of Brownsville.
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C+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Brownsville? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Railroad Playground
Fidler-Wyckoff House Park
Unknown Name
Harry Maze Memorial Park
Curtis Park
Community Playground
Remsen Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Wyckoff House Museum
Oval
Penn Theatre
Jewish Childrens Museum
Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts Expansion
Lagos Lounge
sk.Artspace
The Owl Music Parlor

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Dunkin' Donuts
Unknown Name
Tan Deli Grocery Corp
McDonald's
McDonald's
Dunkin'
Glenwood Liquors

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Brownsville? Of all people who commute, 70.5% take public transportation in Brownsville.
Drive to Work
14%

39% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
71%

42% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
7%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Brownsville 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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