One of Brooklyn’s largest neighborhoods, Park Slope offers an amazing array of meticulously renovated brownstone and limestone townhouses — both single-family and with rental units — as well as full-service loft and apartment co-op and condominium buildings. Apartment- and house-hunters alike will find Park Slope’s elegant layouts, 12-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, pocket doors and other turn-of-the-century details irresistible. One- and two-bedroom apartments in large apartment buildings are also plentiful in Park Slope. Newer zoning changes on Fourth Avenue are adding condos to Park Slope, with new buildings including The Argyle, Novo Park Slope at Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street, and the Crest at Fourth Avenue and Second Street.
More Many of Park Slope’s brownstones and condos are “upslope” near the Park on Prospect Park West or Eighth Avenue. Seventh Avenue is a Park Slope commercial strip, with banks, restaurants and hardware stores. Move west (or “down slope”) and you’ll be drawn by the bars and restaurants of Fifth Avenue and the artsy programming of the Brooklyn Lyceum. You can also try the South Slope as Park Slope shades towards Windsor Terrace — all are areas of leafy brownstone-y goodness, and all are convenient to the F, R, or Q trains. Also important is what the neighborhood slopes to: Fans of Prospect Park, which was designed by the same landscapers as Central Park, love this swath of green, which contains a sixty-acre lake, and is indeed gorgeous and gigantic. For other entertainment, there’s The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, all a stone's throw away. Less
Runner who loves Prospect Park
If you're a runner who loves Prospect Park, but can't afford a place on the park, follow me! Consider buying down the hill between 4/5 Aves. Less expensive and the side street run to park adds only a 7/10 of mile and 10 minutes to your run one-way.
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