After 10 years in Chicago, I just got a new job in NYC and am moving at the end of the month. I fly out this week to find an apartment, likely in the Brooklyn area, and am looking for any general tips on neighborhoods. I hear Williamsburg is a cool spot, though i also see on craigslist a lot of good deals in places such as Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Bed-Stuy, etc etc. Any places i should specifically check out or avoid altogether?? Ideally for work, I'd be close to a subway line that can easily connect to the F line. Many thanks for your input.
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