I live out west but work for a NYC based company and am thinking of moving in order to advance the career. Brooklyn seems to be a choice place to consider living, based on proximity to work and budget.
That said, I've only visited the borough once or twice, so while I browsing apartments online, I really don't know much about the neighborhoods. Being single, I'm not really looking for best schools, etc. But one thing I am interested in is proximity to good eats... and by that I'm not talking about "Luger-like, best of " - just a good mix of local choices. Simple, no frills ethnic/international places, tasty takeout, interesting markets/delis, farmer's markets. Love all foods, but am particular to cuisines with a kick... SE Asian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, etc.
Also, being new (and single), a few local, no-hype social taverns with good beers/grub wouldn't hurt. By no means am I wanting to start a debate on one area versus another... just trying to get a sense if there are particular clusters that I might want to put on the list. I'll obviously visit before making a final choice, but this will help me when researching from afar. Plus it might help others who want to go on a chow crawl!