We’ll put the lack of mass transit options in the demerit column, because it must be a pain to live there, waiting for a B61 on a cold February evening. But its off-the-beaten-path feel is also why we love to visit—the way certain blocks still seem like snapshots of Brooklyn the way it looked decades ago. Plus, the bar scene is among the borough’s best: bar-for-bar there may be better neighborhoods (maybe!), but every time we visit it’s like being welcomed into a close-knit community that’s friendly and fun, from Sunny’s to Hope and Anchor. Plus there’s Coffey Park, the sizeable ballfields, the vendors who set up there in the summer, the seafood, the key lime pies, the Fairway, the Ikea, and more. We wish the housing stock weren’t so limited and demand so high so that we could afford to live there—and bitch about the dearth of mass transit options!