Park Slope

Brooklyn

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"Park Slope is The Fertile Crescent of Brooklyn's now decades long ascent to ""most desirable"" borough. This neighborhood trafficked in baby yoga classes, organic greens, and skyrocketing rent, long before the first hipster was a twinkle in Williamsburg's eye. Park Slope is a busy neighborhood with two bustling commercial strips on 5th and 7th avenues--7th Ave being more family oriented where high end children's clothing stores, kid friendly restaurants, and dry cleaners abound. 5th Ave is 7th's single, 30-something sister with boutiques and a plethora of bars and restaurants. The neighborhood is rife with freelance writers, helicopter parents, and skateboarding dads. Much of Park Slope is within a designated historic preservation district of stately row houses and brownstones. Newer, gaudy (and much taller) development has more recently swept across the neighborhood's western border, 4th Avenue. While in Park Slope stroll the avenues, visit a Saturday green market at Grand Army Plaza, and enjoy Prospect Park, the crown jewel of Brooklyn's parks. Upsides: • Well serviced by public transportation, convenient to Manhattan (F and G at 4th Ave./9th St. and 7th Ave. stations; B and Q at 7th Ave.) • Adjacent to Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s crown jewel. • All services at your fingertips—restaurants, grocery stores, dry cleaners, coffee shops, gyms, etc. • Family friendly, good public schools. Downsides: High rent • Somewhat crowded. It’s not midtown Manhattan, but sidewalks can become difficult to navigate on weekends amidst the doublewide strollers and toddlers careening on scooters." By: Aimee Davis

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

2
3
4
5
A
C
G
B
D
F
N
Q
R

Buses:

B41
B45
B63
B67
B103

Rental Prices:

$2,021 ― $3,416

Sales Prices:

$485,000 ― $820,000

Landmarks:

Prospect Park, Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music

School Districts:

13 15

Police Precincts:

78

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Reviews

  • crudenbaybooks
    November 2nd 2014
    Montgomery Place is one of the truly great blocks of American row housing, built as a real estate development by Harvey Murdock. Seeking the picturesque, he commissioned noted architect Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert to create most of the streetscape. Gilbert was a young graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and infused the rock-face brownstone, brick, and terra-cotta buildings with classical influences. Gilbert designed 20 of the 46 houses on this scrumptious block before drifting off to the lucrative commissions of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
  • sam
    June 4th 2014
    One of my favorite areas of Brooklyn! Great for families. Young professionals live here as well, but not as many as in areas such as Williamsburg.

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