4. Park Avenue (Manhattan, Brooklyn)
Though Manhattan’s Park Avenue has long been associated with high-end real estate and Corporate America’s elite, we urge you take a drive north of 96th Street through El Barrio. Here, you will find that the avenue has much more in common with the Park Avenue of Brooklyn, which runs through the not-so-scenic parts of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. The two avenues bear wide unsightly medians to accommodate rail and road infrastructure like Metro North’s tracks in Manhattan, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn. As a result, both avenues jarringly split their respective neighborhoods in two.