A few neighborhoods to find good deals in real estate in New York City are Astoria in the borough of Queens, Crown Heights North, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy in the borough of Brooklyn. These places are ideal for buying property because of their up-and-coming real estate status.
Astoria offers a short commute to the center of Manhattan, a major new retail development and various cultural treasures such as the Museum of the Moving Image. While a little farther away from the heart of Manhattan, the three neighborhoods in Brooklyn boast a strong housing stock that includes many of the coveted Brooklyn brownstones. Landmarked sections in many areas of these neighborhoods ensure that the historical character is preserved.