Brooklyn is the most populous suburb of New York with an estimated 2.5 million inhabitants. Before Brooklyn became a global brand, it was a working class neighborhood full of ethnic groups from all over the world. But by the turn of the 21st century, it had become the preferred spot for artists and hipsters, attracting high tech startups and entrepreneurs. Brooklyn’s most famous and illustrious neighborhood is undoubtedly Williamsburg. Since the late 1990s, “Little Berlin”, as it is commonly known, has undergone massive gentrification characterized by a hipster culture, burgeoning art scene and a vibrant nightlife.
For those looking to explore the areas in around Brooklyn and Williamsburg, we have compared the various rental car companies on a variety of factors, such as opening hours, available cars and of course, daily rates. Here are our favourites.
Downtown Brooklyn: Hertz
Southern Brooklyn: Enterprise
Situated close to Park Slope, Enterprise’s agency in South Brooklyn averages a very respectable 4.3/5 on Google. Described as a ‘breeze’, ‘cordial’ and ‘very knowledgeable’, customer service receives plenty of praise, as do the cars which are described as ‘spotless’ and are rarely more than a few years old. Those cars include the Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Versa which are rented out a around $45 per day. For those who are worried about the planet (and rightly so!), Enterprise prides itself on the fact they not only own the most fuel-efficient fleet in the business but also the one with the most hybrid and electric vehicles. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm; Sunday closed.