Commerce & Culture
Clinton Hill keeps it low-key compared to neighbors Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy. The busiest commercial streets are on its edges: Myrtle Avenue to the north and Fulton Street to its south. The former has a number of business catering to Pratt students, or anyone on a budget who appreciates a bargain. While Pratt and, to a lesser degree, St. Joseph’s College add to the neighborhood’s cultural life with some events open to the general public, the many galleries and performances spaces of Fort Greene are just a few blocks west of Clinton Hill. When it comes to dining out, you may want to head east instead, to Bedford Avenue. The Bed-Stuy section of the longest street in Brooklyn has a mix of new trendy restaurants and longtime local favorites.