The nearest subway to this house is the J train at Gates and Broadway, which is only a few blocks from this house. However, you should check out the crime statistics block by block because Bed Stuy is a very large (and still gentrifying) area. There are "pockets" of areas that are safer than others that may require you to map out your routes to/from public transportation that will guide you through lower crime rated areas.
Usually they are underground but sometimes they may be above ground as well. You can find subway and bus directions and stops at the web site http://www.HopStop.com.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783