According to the website (which seems to be real estate oriented) Kent Ave / 3rd Street is the safest neighborhood in Brooklyn, followed by:
- Gowanus Expy / 7th Ave
- Bergen Beach
- Bedford Ave / Avenue L
- Flushing Ave / Bedford
- Williamsburg St / Wythe
- 80th St / 12th Ave
- 23rd St / Avenue J
- Ross St / Bedford Ave
- 33rd St / Avenue R
Something about the first listing (Kent Avenue and 3rd Street) didn't sound quite right, so we looked up this so-called safest neighborhood in Brooklyn on Google Maps. This is what we found:
The second-safest -- Gowanus Expressway / 7th Avenue -- is just highway, so we looked nearby at 7th Avenue and 68th Street:
Looks pretty safe . . .
The third safest, Bergen Beach looks really safe!
So does Bedford and Avenue L.
80th Street near 12th Avenue; 23rd Street at Avenue J; Ross Street at Bedford Avenue; and 33rd Street at Avenue R are all lovely, suburban-looking neighborhoods.
So while we can't speak for the accuracy of these neighborhood statistics, we'd venture that most of these so-called safe neighborhoods are really safe -- except for the first, "safest neighborhood in Brooklyn."
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