With a lease ending shortly our family is considering moving into Crown Heights from our present location (Prospect Heights). Having friends who live near the children's museum we have had a chance to go to Northern CH a lot more frequently. What we haven't done is go into the area south of EP along Nostrand. This is where my question arises. Our friends are telling us of a 3-bed in their building that will be available shortly. Their apartment is nice with good closet space and nice sized bedrooms. While the kitchen could use updating is works and two people can work in it comfortably. We are also looking at The Plex and all the amenities is provides in a newer building.
Can the CH residents here weigh in on things like: (North vs South)
1) safety and security
2) shopping/local amenities/ stuff for a late 30s couple with two toddlers to do
3) travel/subway/bus access
4) parking lots nearby for our car