Apartment hunting in the Brooklyn area? Check out apartment rentals in Eastern Brooklyn, a densely populated neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY? This is a renter-friendly community, with 72% of locals renting their homes. Getting to and from work can take a while. The average commute time is about 60 minutes. Eastern Brooklyn is somewhere you can live without much need for a car. Most residents don't drive to work, and many locals choose not to own a car.