Can you describe how Brooklyn looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?

Asked by Halley S., New York, NY Mon Apr 23, 2007

Do residents maintain their homes and lawns? Are there dramatic differences between different neighborhoods or zip codes? Is there a dominant architecture throughout the city?

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jdoneza, Renter, Staten Island, NY
Fri Apr 3, 2015
If you are used to homes with lawns, brooklyn is not for you.
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Alicia Gordon, Agent,
Mon Apr 23, 2007
A major part of the beauty of Brooklyn is it's diverse, ethnic and multi-cultural neighborhoods. Home to many imigrants, some neighborhoods have strong indications of a specific ethnicity while others are a melting pot of mixed backgrounds dwelling together in harmony. The architecture throught Brooklyn is very diverse, spanning from Brownstones with very hign ceilings, crown moldings, beautiful original wood floors and sprawling banisters in Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Bedford Styvesant areas - to the more suburban ranch or duplex detached single family homes you will find in areas such as Canarsie, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach. Brooklyn has been rejuvinated with new construction mixing with pre-exiting homes that have history and character. It has become one of the cleanest cities you can live in or visit - home owners take great pride in their homes and neighborhoods.
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Sonni Woodbu…, , Prospect Heights
Mon Apr 23, 2007
New York City and Brooklyn (my home) is a wonderful place to live. It is vibrant and exciting, yet can be small townish, depending on where you choose to reside. Because it is a melting pot in the true sense of the word, each neighborhood is very different and has its own special kind of appeal.
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