NY Mag Puts Sheepshead Among Best Nabes

Sure, we’ve all known Sheepshead Bay is one of the city’s best neighborhoods, but now we’re getting some much deserved attention from the city press. New York Magazine’s much touted “The Most Livable Neighborhoods in New York” list ranked Sheepshead Bay 27th, just above SoHo and below Chelsea.

The list aggregates data from a plethora of sources and then ranks it across 12 categories from cost of living, to diversity and nightlife. Sheepshead Bay ranked high in affordability, schools, health and wellness, and crime.

The only other Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods to even rank in the top 50 were Bay Ridge (12th) and Brighton Beach (30th), while the big-headed yuppies in Park Slope nabbed the top slot.

It’s easy to take issue with New York Mag’s methodology and say we should have been higher up, or their assessment of things like “creative” and “housing quality” were way too subjective. One could even point out that some numbers just seemed downright wrong, like the fact that we ranked 22nd for crime even though our precinct has the lowest crime stats in the city (not including Central Park).

But instead of whining, we choose to be happy. Why? Because we’re in the top 50. And Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, and Marine Park are not. Remember that, punks.

What do you think? Should we have ranked better? What did these scoundrels forget?