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. Residents and house-hunters delight in Park Slope’s elegant layouts, 12-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, pocket doors and other turn-of-the-century details. 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.
Many of Park Slope’s brownstones and condos are “up slope” – near the Park on Prospect Park West or Eighth Avenue. Seventh Avenue is a Park Slope commercial strip, with banks, a variety of charming restaurants and hardware stores. Move west – or “down slope” – and enjoy the eclectic bars and restaurants of Fifth Avenue and the artful programming of the Brooklyn Lyceum. You can also try the South Slope as Park Slope shades towards Windsor Terrace — all are areas of wooded beauty lined with brownstones. Moreover, all are convenient to the F, R, or Q trains. Also important is the fact that the neighborhood slopes to Prospect Park, designed by the same landscapers as Central Park. The swath of green, which contains a sixty-acre lake, is indeed gorgeous and gigantic. For other entertainment, The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, are all just minutes away.
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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