The fine mathematicians over at The L Magazine have come up with a new neighborhood-ranking algorithm, applied it to the 'hoods of Brooklyn, and you'll never guess which one stole the top spot. Actually, you might if you read the headline. It's Fort Greene. That explains why those people bought that townhouse yesterday. The neighborhood scored a 9 out of 10 in both architecture and culture, vaulting it past Park Slope to claim the title of Place That People Are About To Disparage In The Comments Section. And, although it only got a 5 out of 10 in affordability, The L has the perfect solution for that: just buy in Clinton Hill and walk on over.
1. Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
2. Park Slope "With the opening of the Barclays Center, there'll be ... a new concert venue for A-listers like Leonard Cohen."
3. Prospect Heights
4. South Brooklyn
5. Greenpoint (Apparently, Newtown Creek is already counting towards bonus points.)
6. Williamsburg ("Still the go-to neighborhood for interesting people trying to do interesting things, whether it's open a vegan fast food joint, a free trade coffee roaster, or an art studio for building bicycles." If only there was a vegan entrepreneurship category, Williamsburg could have been top three.)
7. Ditmas Park
8. Brooklyn Heights
10. Red Hook
11. Windsor Terrace (Ouch.)
12. Dumbo (Apparently, "the average monthly rent is $16 million." Seems like a lot.)
13. Gowanus (Only gets a 2 out of 10 for greenspace, which isn't really fair because the canal is sort of greenish.)
· Brooklyn's Most Livable 'Hoods [TLM]