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Get to know Clinton Hill

Owing to its central location in northwestern Brooklyn, Clinton Hill is almost unfathomably close to neighborhoods that would otherwise feel relative worlds apart. But its proximal position is merely a bonus: Clinton Hill's lush, brownstoned blocks attract on their own terms. Traces of the past help to create a captivating present. Clinton Hill’s coveted 19th-century rowhouses span many architectural styles, including Beaux-Arts, Italianate, and Neo-Grec. Multiple façade arches and a two-story oriel window make the Queen Anne-style Lincoln Club an absolute head-turner. There’s even a collection of winsome freestanding mansions on Clinton Avenue, some of which connect to the industrialist Charles Pratt, founder of the eponymous Pratt Institute. Playing host to this internationally-recognized institution for art and design adds all the more to the neighborhood's good looks and leafy environs.

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Clinton Hill Commerce & Culture

Clinton Hill’s vibe places somewhere between low-key urban village and sleepy upstate college town. Myrtle Avenue and Fulton Street—at the neighborhood's northern and southern edges, respectively—are its busiest commercial thoroughfares, leaving the blocks in between unusually serene by New York City standards. When it comes to dining out, Clinton Hill has its share of can’t-miss cuisine. Its substantial platter of choices spills over in both the Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene directions, as well as across Atlantic Avenue into Prospect Heights. Going farther? The neighborhood has stops on the G train at Classon and Clinton-Washington avenues, as well as A/C service at (a separate) Clinton-Washington station and even more lines—LIRR included—at nearby Atlantic Terminal.