Victorian Flatbush is the best place to stay in Brooklyn if you want a quiet neighborhood with big city conveniences. The neighborhood was originally created to keep a country feel in New York City. With most of the houses protected as historic landmarks the neighborhood is even just a nice little place to explore. Plus you have plenty of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and delis in walking distance. Also, a few trains and buses close by that will get you downtown Manhattan in 30 minutes.