South Slope

Family-Friendly South Slope Has A Small Town Feel

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A South Slope local, Saredt tells about the cozy benefits of this nabe.

Can you describe this neighborhood for folks that have never been here before?

From all the neighborhoods in Brooklyn, I would say it’s the most family-oriented. South Slope is sort of like Greenwood Heights, with there being …

South Slope

South Slope

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Little bro to Park Slope next door, South Slope (aka South Park Slope) is quickly evolving into a hot nabe of its own. With more readily available real estate and commercial space than Park Slope, South Slope is welcoming an ever-increasing influx of residences and businesses, swiftly garnering a …

Stuyvesant Heights , Brooklyn

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Stuyvesant Heights is one of the four neighborhoods which comprise the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. A designated historic district, Stuyvesant Heights is an attractive neighborhood home to impressive older apartment buildings and large brownstones. This nabe is also served by both the A, C, J, M, and Z trains, …

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

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Greenwood Heights is a quiet Brooklyn nabe named after the historical Greenwood Cemetery. Bordered by South Slope to the south and Bush Terminal to the west, the area is known for its eclectic wood-frame houses and a recent influx of condominiums.
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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

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Dyker Heights is a neighborhood famous for its lovely detached homes and its beautiful winter Christmas light displays. Many of the homes in the area have four or more bedrooms and sit on larger plots of land compared to neighboring parts of Brooklyn. The nabe is attractive to car

Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

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Prospect Park South, sometimes referred to as “the heart of Victorian Brooklyn,” sits between Prospect Park and Ditmas Park. Comprised of mainly freestanding houses, the wide, tree-lined streets of this historic neighborhood are reminiscent of a stately country town while remaining close to several of Brooklyn's most dynamic neighborhoods,

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook is a storied waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood without subway service. Demarcated by the BQE and Gowanus Expressways, which separate the neighborhood from Carroll Gardens, Red Hook gradually garnered the reputation of being isolated when the docks fell out of use. Then the artists moved in, and with them

Kensington, Brooklyn

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Kensington is a culturally eclectic nabe in central Brooklyn. Kensington is mostly residential, but has commercial strips on Church Avenue and Ditmas Avenue that spill over into neighboring Flatbush. Locals live in brick row houses, apartment buildings, and Victorian mansions. The area is served by one train option: the

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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Clinton Hill is home to Pratt Institute, brownstones, and beautiful late 19th century mansions. The area is a mecca for students, creatives, and families seeking a more affordable alternative to Manhattan, or even from neighboring Fort Greene. Home to brownstone-restoration enthusiasts, Clinton Hill is also celebrated for an ever-increasing

Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Brownsville, located in east Brooklyn, is a pretty homogenized neighborhood in choice of housing options. Mainly comprised of housing development projects, a recent initiative has taken place to diversify the architectural landscape. Habitat for Humanity recently volunteered its services, building condominiums for forty-one families to revitalize the area. In

Borough Park, Brooklyn

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Borough Park, shortened to Boro Park by its residents, is a large and rapidly growing community in southern Brooklyn. Borough Park life can be rather insular, with a citizens' security force which works in cooperation with the NYPD.

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Columbia Street, Brooklyn

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Columbia Street/Waterfront District is a very small community just north of Red Hook, or many would argue part of Red Hook. It's on the water, but unlike Red Hook, does not have water access. There are a number of community and privately owned gardens and several eateries along the

Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn

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Fort Hamilton, located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, is named for the operational U.S. Army base within its borders. The neighborhood is often considered part of surrounding Bayridge with which it shares a native, long-term New Yorker vibe. The nabe is small, but still has a multitude of

Beverly Square West, Brooklyn

Beverly Square West, Brooklyn

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Beverly Square West is part of Victorian Flatbush. This area is well known for its Victorian homes, which were uniquely designed and crafted in the early 20th century. The legacy of these homes leaves an artsy and distinctive feel to the nabe. Young families have recently flocked to the

Ocean Hill, Brooklyn

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Ocean Hill, named for its hilly terrain, suffers an identity issue as it's usually grouped in with it's two larger adjacent nabes: Bedford-Stuyvesant andBrownsville. Ocean Hill has recently been undergoing gentrification with buildings being renovated, working professionals moving in, and trendy stores going up. Rockaway Avenue is the main

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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Sunset Park is an up-and-coming waterfront neighborhood bordering established South Slope to the north. Formerly an industrial area, Sunset Park now features a fine array o both apartment buildings and brownstones. Parking is abundant, and basic amenities are all within walking distance.

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Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

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Sheepshead Bay is a waterfront neighborhood inSouth Brooklyn bordering Brighton Beach to the south. The area has a large boating culture and community, including many seafood restaurants, markets, and piers with boat tours. Sheepshead Bay is a community with diverse shopping and access to the B and Q trains.

Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

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Gerritsen Beach is a remote, very residential neighborhood in the far southeast of Brooklyn on a peninsula right on Shell Bank Creek. With no train access and a large park next door, Gerritsen Beach is a pleasant little community reminiscent of Long Island. Homes vary in size and are

Farragut, Brooklyn

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Farragut is bounded by East Flatbush and Flatlands. The neighborhood does not contain the Farragut Houses but it is home to single family houses, small apartments, and duplexes. There are some commercial areas, namely Flatbush Avenue, where one can find anything from a discount store to major chain stores.

Mill Island, Brooklyn

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Mill Island is a small, secluded neighborhood of Brooklyn right on Jamaica Bay. Some of the property is being bought up by investors who are razing the houses and erecting newer, flashier homes in their stead. Overall, Mill Basin itself is a suburban haven with lots of green yards

Mapleton, Brooklyn

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Mapleton is a residential neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn between Bensonhurst and Borough Park. This heavily populated suburbia is chock full of single and two-family homes with driveways and yards (ooh la la!). Serviced by the N and F Lines, the nabe is just under an hour away from Midtown–not

Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Gowanus may have been an industrial wasteland in years past, but now new residential developments are filling the empty spaces between Gowanus' longstanding warehouses and modest rowhouses. Gradually being liberated from the stigma of its once infamously polluted man-made canal, Gowanus has become a hip location for bars and

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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Cobble Hill is a section of Brooklyn typically known for its mom-and-pop shops, Italian meat markets, and boutique shopping. The nabe blends almost seamlessly with neighboring Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens, with which it shares classic brownstone facades and the nightlife and dining offerings of Smith St. Altogether this

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

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Boerum Hill shares the tree-lined Brooklyn brownstone aesthetic, the trendy shops, and the renowned dining on Smith St with its sister neighborhoods, Cobble Hilland Carroll Gardens. But Boerum Hill also retains a more diverse and commercial feel through its proximity to the bustling strip on Atlantic Avenue. Unique cuisine

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

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Crown Heights is a vibrant neighborhood bisected by Eastern Parkway in central Brooklyn. Skirted by bothProspect Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant, and currently on the upswing, this nabe's posh terrace houses embellish the streets and balance out small pockets of abandoned buildings. The West Indian Carnival takes place in Crown

Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

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Prospect-Lefferts Garden is an ethnically diverse neighborhood in central Brooklyn named after the historical Lefferts Manor and bordered by Flatbushand Crown Heights South. Its legacy is kept alive by the landmarked two story stone and brick houses still standing where the estate once lay. Prospect-Lefferts Garden is a favorite

Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

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Ditmas Park, officially recognized as a historic district, is a residential neighborhood in West Flatbushcherished for its antique Victorian style homes. The area has quickly transformed into a notable hub of activity due to the introduction of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants on Cortelyou Road.

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Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

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Prospect Heights is a neighborhood noted for its cultural diversity. It is home to Brooklyn's equivalent to Museum Mile, featuring the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and the enormous central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. With easy access to public transportation, cheaper rents, and a burgeoning commercial center,

Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Park Slope is a brownstone neighborhood extending west down a hill from Prospect Park. Residents are quite proud of its status as the creme de la creme of gentrified Brooklyn. Resident families and professionals are typically savvy, progressive, and eco-friendly big city dwellers with a neighborly sensibility. Shops, restaurants,