Greenwood Heights

Brooklyn

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Where in Brooklyn is Greenwood Heights? The boundaries have historically been fluid. Certainly any reckoning would include the blocks adjacent to the namesake Green-Wood Cemetery and that area wedged between the Gowanus Expressway and Prospect Avenue. But when Park Slope got hot in the 1980s many developments here tried to hitch their addresses to the neighbor to the north. These days Greenwood Heights is considered to flow all the way to the waterfront dominated by the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The neighborhood is also getting a little juice of its own. Rather than stately brownstones it is an eclectic mix of wood fame and brick houses that are catching the eyes of middle-class Brooklynite renovators. A rezoning in 2005 has resulted in a wave of luxury condominium apartments across the neighborhood. There is no more hallowed ground in New York City than Greenwood Heights. The Battle of Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War where only a fortunate fog saved George Washington's army was lost here and the magnificent Gothic-flavored Green-Wood Cemetery has been a New York treasure since 1838. Battle Hill in the graveyard is the highest point in Brooklyn. Prospect Park, with its zoo and botanical garden and museums is nearby and so is Sunset Park a few blocks to the south. Eateries like Giuseppina's and Toby's Public House that fire up brick-oven pizza on Sixth Avenue have led a recent charge of dining spots into Greenwood Heights but retail stores have been slow to follow; most shoppers still patronize Park Slope next door. Greenwood Heights has stations at 36th Street, 25th Street and Prospect Avenue on the BMT Fourth Avenue subway line served by the D, N and R trains. By Doug Gelbert

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

D
N
R

Buses:

B63
B67
B69
B35
B70

Rental Prices:

$1,050 ― $1,900

Sales Prices:

$260,000 ― $480,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

15

Police Precincts:

72

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