About Columbia Street Waterfront District Neighborhood

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Columbia Street Waterfront District is one of Brooklyn’s smallest neighborhoods spanning only 22 blocks. Many people confuse it with Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill, its two adjacent neighborhoods. This waterfront neighborhood suffered a setback in 1975 when a sewer line accident forced 33 building to be demolished. New development plans converted former factories and industrial buildings into mostly low-rise housing. Many residents and businesses left for other areas. Unlike Brooklyn Heights, the actual waterfront area is not accessible to the public, as it is blocked by cranes and shipping containers. Interestingly, it is boasts one of the highest percentage of same-sex couples in New York City.

Average Rental Prices in Columbia Street Waterfront District

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

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  • 1 Bedroom

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  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Columbia Street Waterfront District

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 Columbia Street Waterfront District. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:

No subway lines in Columbia Street Waterfront District

Crime Rate in Columbia Street Waterfront District

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 17.7577 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 058 The Carroll

P.S. 015 Patrick F. Daly

P.S. 029 John M. Harrigan

P.S. 261 Philip Livingston

P.S. 008 Robert Fulton