5. Lafayette Avenue (Brooklyn, The Bronx)

Don’t confuse Lafayette Avenue with Lafayette Street, the Manhattan north-south thoroughfare that features, among other things, the original home of the Blue Man Group at Astor Place Theater. Brooklyn’s Lafayette is both a commercial and high-end residential corridor in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, with abundant green space and all the other lovely things that make a neighborhood “genrtifyable.” Likewise, Lafayette Avenue of the South Bronx won’t be seeing much redevelopment any time soon, though it does boast cozy multi-family homes and detached houses.