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Get to know South Slope

South Slope is hidden in plain sight along Prospect Park’s western edge. It can be easy to miss at Windsor Terrace’s doorstep, anchored between storied Park Slope and expansive Sunset Park. A proliferation of low-rise prewar rowhouses on quintessential tree-lined streets — joined by modern condominiums rising along the avenues — amplify an inherent charm, further aided by proximity to Prospect Park’s Bartel–Pritchard Square entrance. Head south of South Slope to arrive at Green-Wood Cemetery’s gates. Green-Wood is a gothic green space landmark with gorgeous landscapes and remarkable architecture — plus one of Brooklyn’s best sunset views. One piece of history within South Slope is the 14th Regiment Armory, a brick-and-stone castle-like structure on Eighth Avenue. Used as an actual armory for decades following a c.1895 completion, it’s now a museum and community rec center.

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South Slope Commerce & Culture

Don’t conflate South Slope’s reserved spirit with a lack of things to do. Neighborhood restaurants encompass a wide swath of the culinary experience, to say nothing about the irresistible cafes and bakeries. You can even enjoy a superb South Slope meal at the movie theater while catching up on the latest blockbusters and independent film releases. There’s also the greatest NYC-specific gift of all in South Slope: multiple styles of pizza. Bars likewise run the gamut of taste for those who care to partake, some boasting fantastic backyards and outdoor spaces. Neighboring Park Slope has its share of Brooklyn gems — including independent bookstores and record shops — and Sunset Park’s Industry City hosts a world of possibilities. And if you run out of ideas, Prospect Park makes a great fallback. Concerts at Lena Horne Bandshell and pickup games at Long Meadow Ballfields are steps beyond your front door.

Featured South Slope listings

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    South Slope

    513 12th Street, 4, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    • Co-op
    • 4 BD
    • 2 BA
    • 1680 Sq. Ft.
    Building presented by Corcoran
    Courtesy of Corcoran