I am planning a family trip to NYC in March, and am considering staying in Brooklyn. For our family of 2 adults and 2 10-year-olds, I am so far considering the Dekoven Suites (Newkirk Ave subway I think) and the Alma Victoria Guesthouse (near Clinton/Washington subway). I am somewhat familiar with Manhattan, as I have visited a couple of times, but don't know anything about Brooklyn. Are these neighbourhoods child-friendly/safe/relatively accessible to Manhattan? Do both have a variety of restaurants within walking distance? If there are other suggestions for places within a similar price point (200 per night), I would appreciate the input.