Brookdale is located on Rockaway and Linden. The neighborhood is NOT far from the worst, but I guess that is just my perspective. If you do take a job there, you WILL get many different patients with a wide variety of disorders. The neighborhood is very poor and with that comes the high crime rate. Expect alot of assault victims (shootings, stabbings, rapes, child abuse etc.), and then alot of sniffle and cold cases on one end of the spectrum as well as alot of incurable diseases with hard to pronounce names and origins overseas on the other end of the spectrum.
The way that I would judge a hospital is to ask if that is a hospital that I would want family or friends to go to if needed and the answer is a resounding NO! The others that I would highly recommend against are Woodhull, Lincoln and North Central Bronx. That's just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth.