The Brooklyn Neighborhood Power Rankings 

Ranking the neighborhoods of Brooklyn is like choosing between one’s children: sometimes you just have to do it because it makes for good copy. Using a very scientific approach, we judged neighborhoods on criteria like food and drink, accessibility, culture, infrastructure, affordability, and our deeply held prejudices about the time we’ve spent there.

1. Greenpoint
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2. Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
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3. Ditmas Park
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4. Cobble Hill
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5. Williamsburg

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6. Gowanus

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7. Bushwick

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8. Park Slope

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9. Carroll Gardens

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10. Brooklyn Heights

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11. DUMBO

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12. Red Hook

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On the outside looking in:

13. Vinegar Hill 14. Windsor Terrace 15. Prospect Lefferts Gardens 16. Boerum Hill 17. Prospect Heights 18. Crown Heights 19. Bedford-Stuyvestant 20. Parkville 21. Kensington 22. Bay Ridge 23. Sunset Park 24. Brighton Beach 25. Gravesend 26. Coney Island 27. Midwood 28. Sheepshead Bay 29. Flatbush 30. Dyker Heights 31. Bergen Beach 32. Marine Park 33. Bath Beach 34. Manhattan Beach 35. Sea Gate 36. Mill Basin 37. Bensonhurst 38. Canarsie 39. Flatlands 40. Downtown Brooklyn 41. Homecrest 42. Starrett City 43. Wingate 44. East Flatbush 45. Brownsville 46. East New York 47. Gerritsen Beach 48. Borough Park


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