With the L Train Doomsday Clock still counting down to 2019, many Williamsburg residents are starting to wonder whether it might make the most sense to just pack up and move. Additionally, those who had previously been eyeing a move to the ‘hood may be looking around to see whether another part of town might be more desirable.
We partnered with the data-crunchers at real estate site StreetEasy to put together an easy-to-use map highlighting the neighborhoods that Wburg residents should consider when fleeing the L-pocalypse. Factors like median asking rent, average age range and commute time were considered when putting together the guide.
“For those open to alternatives that offer similar Williamsburg perks for a similar price, moving north into Harlem can shave close to a thousand dollars off your rent along with a comparable – or even quicker – commute,” says StreetEasy spokesperson, Lauren Riefflin. “If you have your heart set on staying nearby, neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan including Little Italy and East Village are home to many of the under-30 crowd. Astoria in Queens and Crown Heights in Brooklyn mean a slightly longer commute, but offer a wealth of similarities to Williamsburg and relief from Manhattan.”