This answer is just for fun but with some neighborhood vibe info.
I was at the Cortelyou road Q/Station ( AT E15st) yesterday and went into a tiny deli for a fruit juice- and noticed that the bar two doors down had a live band playing- on Sunday, They had a good crowd who were singing along. They had the stage on the street side ( very smart I thought) It was an all female band with about 7 women called " Girls on Top" playing Classic Rock and Motown.
(They were HIGH ENERGY _rocking _OUT!! )
I went in to the deli, they were playing "Dancin In the Streets". When I came out it was " I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
Sadly I can really identify with that second one - If I get into this nabe it will probably be nearer the F train end of it,where the homes and lawns also look good.
Halley, just *avoid* the block of E16 street between Beverley and the dead end. Huge apartments. Train in back, even number side meaing tiny cement back yards.. Junk everywhere there is a little bit of sidewalk or lawn, and big ugly barbed wire fences protect transit property.
And it is right around the corner from E 17 and some of the most _enormous, posh, gorgeously maintaned Victorian mansion type houses that I have ever seen.... more