Cons include a longer commute into the city if you live in Manhattan, a bit of crowding in some areas, and some neighborhoods have not been completely gentrified although they are well on their way. Brooklyn is definitely worth exploration and consideration.
They say Brooklyn is "The New Manhattan" and is more culurally diverse than any place I know. We even have a Botanical Garden! It is alot safer than evcer before, some of the best schools in NYC area here and you can even take the kids to Coney Island in the summer!
I think it more family friendly than the high volume of people and traffic of Manhattan.
Have any questions? Feel free to call me. Not only am I a native...
I was born here!