When you think of Brownstone Brooklyn, you think of Park Slope. Long protected as a historic district, this quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood looks much like it did at the turn of the 20th century – chock full of gorgeous well-maintained brownstones, townhouses and mid-rise pre-war co-ops on quiet tree-lined streets full of bikers and pedestrians. The neighborhood is anchored by Prospect Park to the east, which is the neighborhood’s focal point. Additionally, Park Slope is, perhaps, more well-known for being one of the City’s most family-oriented neighborhoods. In recent years, many terrific bars, beer gardens and restaurants have popped up along 5th Avenue, supplementing 7th Avenue as the neighborhood’s main retail strips.
As recently as the 80s, Park Slope was afflicted by daily muggings and common shootings. Now, Park Slope is home to many beautifully restored single-family brownstones and the Park Slope Food Coop which has approximately 17,000 members.
What We Love
The Grand Army Plaza Farmer’s Market, Prospect Park (and the Bandshell), the sense of community, the quiet streets and peaceful outdoor dining options.