As the name suggests, this Brooklyn neighborhood was once a Navy base; it closed in 1966 and the area declined, but in recent years it's seen new development and new energy. There is still an industrial section employing thousands of people. There are a few townhouses here but in coming years new condos, grocery stores, and green spaces will make this more residential.
Wall Street: 2.5 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 7 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 9 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 50-60 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 0.7 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit