Brownsville Apartments for Rent

About Brownsville Neighborhood

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Brownsville is located in east Brooklyn and, most notably, has a notorious reputation as one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in New York City. Public housing covers the area’s entire square mile and it is safe to say that gentrification has not quite taken effect. The lack of desirable housing and surrounding neighborhoods that also have high poverty and crime will cause change to take slower than other neighborhoods have experienced. Many of the neighborhoods empty lots were converted into community gardens which are maintained by several community groups and provide food for residents. The first and only landmark is Betsy Head Park is located on the north side of Livonia Avenue and includes multiple recreational facilities and a running track.

Average Rental Prices in Brownsville

These are the average rental prices in Brownsville by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Brownsville

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Brownsville. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 3
  • 4
  • L

Crime Rate in Brownsville

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 28.2312 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 191 Paul Robeson

P.S. 028 The Warren Prep Academy

P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods

P.S. 189 Lincoln Terrace

P.S. 219 Kennedy-King

P.S. 233 Langston Hughes

P.S. 328 Phyllis Wheatley

P.S. 013 Roberto Clemente

P.S. 290 Juan Morel Campos

P.S. 114 Ryder Elementary

Boys And Girls High School

I.S. 285 Meyer Levin

Middle School For Art And Philosophy

J.H.S. 292 Margaret S. Douglas

The School Of Integrated Learning