Let’s face it, once you know how great it is to live in NYC, there’s no going back.
The fast-paced urban atmosphere, the near overwhelming access to markets and restaurants, and yes, of course, Coney Island. There’s so much to love about the City that Never Sleeps, and so many reasons to put down roots in an apartment that you’ll only really spend half of each day in.
But those roots have thorns, and those thorns are aimed straight at your pocketbook.
This is something that not many people talk about when going on about the livability of New York neighborhoods. People will go on and on about West Village and Park Slope but some tend to fly under the radar as far as that type of praise goes. Like, why is nobody talking about lower-cost neighborhoods like Bensonhurst?
While any New Yorker worth their salt knows the difference between Neopolitan and Neo-Neopolitan pizza, not many could tell you the difference between Bensonhurst and its surrounding neighborhoods. Sure, the neighborhoods of Brooklyn may look similar, but if you admit you can’t tell the difference between Flatbush and East Flatbush, depending on where you are, you might get punched in the face.
Bensonhurst tends to get thrown under the rug as far as this type of notoriety goes. It’s not like it belongs there like some other choice neighborhoods (*cough* Williamsburg *cough*). Bensonhurst has a lot of valuable qualities that really aren’t given the publicity they deserve.