Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Park Slope/Prospect Park

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Park Slope/Prospect Park

 

Park Slope is a neighborhood in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn, famous for its historic brownstones, glamorous architecture, and beautiful ProspectPark nearby.  The neighborhood was named one of the “Greatest Neighborhoods in America” in 2007 by the American Planning Association.  Spanning from Fourth Avenue east to ProspectPark, and from Flatbush Avenue south to 15th Street, This coveted area is home to fantastic restaurants, trendy bars, and hundreds of upscale boutiques and shops.  With gorgeous brownstones and townhouses, as well as newer apartment buildings, Park Slope has become one of the most desirable places to live in New York.  Only minutes from Manhattan on the subway, Park Slope allows residents to truly feel at home in the neighborhood while still providing easy access to the business world of the city.  Nearby ProspectPark also adds to the allure of the neighborhood with over 500 acres of green space, as well as a skating rink in the winter, horse-back riding trails in the summer, playgrounds, and fields.  Park Slope is also home to the famous Brooklyn Art Museum (BAM), as well as the BrooklynBotanical Gardens, and there is always something to do in this exciting neighborhood.

 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE LIVING THERE:

 

Restaurants

With over a hundred restaurants to choose from, the fabulous dining options in Park Slope rival those of Manhattan.  Applewood (501 11th Street) is an upscale, traditional American restaurant, while franny’s (295 Flatbush Ave) offers delicious pizza and rustic Italian food. If you’re looking for sushi, Mura (396 Fifth Ave) is the place to go, or if you want Mexican food, try Maria’s Mexican Bistro (669 Union Street).

 

Attractions

Park Slope is home to tons of things to do and see.  The celebrated Brooklyn Art Museum (BAM) is located in the neighborhood, as well as the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.  Nearby ProspectPark offers a multitude of activities including playgrounds, fields, running tracks, a skating rink, and horse stables.  The Pavillion Movie Theater offers the latest movies for additional entertainment.

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Travelling around Park Slope and into Manhattan is extremely easy with the many Subway lines and busses that are accessible in the area.  The 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains stop at Atlantic Avenue and then arrive in Manhattan in minutes, as do the D, M, N, and R trains which also stop at Prospect Avenue and Union Street, and the B and Q trains, which also stop at Seventh Avenue.  Park Slope is also extremely close to the many bridges that connect Brooklyn to Manhattan, including the WilliamsburgBridge, the ManhattanBridge, and the BrooklynBridge.

 

 

 

Schools

Park Slope has many great public and private schools in the neighborhood.  P.S. 39, P.S. 107, P.S. 124, P.S. 133, M.S. 266, and M.S. 51 are located in Park Slope, as are private schools Berkeley Carroll, the BrooklynFreeSchool, and PolyPrepLowerSchool.

 

Nightlife

Like the restaurants in Park Slope, the bars and lounges are just as fun and trendy.  Bar 4 (444 Seventh Ave) is a neighborhood favorite for a swanky lounge, and Barbès (376 9th Street) is a great bar offering live music.  Jackie’s 5th Amendment (404 Fifth Ave) is the dive bar of choice among Park Slope residents, while Pacific Standard (82 Fourth Ave) is a classic pub with a variety of microbrews.

 

Shopping

Park Slope is filled with upscale boutiques featuring designer brands, vintage shops, and thrift stores, as well as bakeries, gourmet markets, and much more.  Fifth and Seventh Avenue are the two thoroughfares with the most options, where you can find a different store or market on every block.

 

Other restaurants in Park Slope:

 

  • al di là (248 Fifth Ave)- $$- Italian
  • The Chocolate Room (86 Fifth Ave)- $- Chocolate Specialty Shop
  • Colson Patisserie (374 9th Street)- $- Café, Sandwich Shop
  • Convivium Osteria (68 Fifth Ave)- $$$- Portugese/Spanish, Tapas
  • Geido (331 Flatbush Ave)- $$- Japanese
  • Kombit Creole (279 Flatbush Ave)- $$- Caribbean
  • Melt (440 Bergen Street)- $$$- American
  • Sotto Voce (225 Seventh Ave)- $- Italian
  • Willie’s Dawgs (351 Fifth Ave)- $- Neighborhood Favorite, Hot Dogs

For more restaurants in Park Slope, go to New York Magazine’s restaurant page: http://nymag.com/restaurants/?f=food

 

Other bars in Park Slope:

 

  • Beer Table (427 Seventh Ave)- Bar, Beer Specialist
  • The Black Horse Pub (568 Fifth Ave)- Pub
  • Cabana Bar (648 President Street)- Bar/Lounge
  • Cherry Tree (65 Fourth Ave)- Bar
  • Loki Lounge (304 Fifth Ave)- Lounge
  • Old Carriage Inn Sports Lounge (312 Seventh Ave)- Sports Bar
  • Patio Lounge (179 Fifth Ave)- Lounge
  • Puppets Jazz Bar (481 Fifth Ave)- Jazz Bar
  • Total Wine Bar (74 Fifth Ave)- Wine Bar
  • Union Hall (702 Union Street)- Tavern

For more bars in Park Slope, go to New York Magazine’s bars page: http://nymag.com/nightlife/?f=bars

 

Gyms:

 

  • New York Sports Club (NYSC) (453 Fifth Ave)
  • Harbor Fitness Park Slope Inc. (191 15th Street)
  • Slope Health and Fitness (808 Union Street)
  • Fifth Avenue Gym (555 Fifth Ave)

 

Dry Cleaners/Tailors:

 

  • Sixth Avenue Randex Cleaners (365 Sixth Ave)
  • Swan Dry Cleaners (222 Prospect Park W.)
  • Green Apple Cleaners (78 Seventh Ave)
  • Grace Cleaners of NY Inc. (511 9th Street)

 

Liquor Stores:

 

  • Prospect Wine Shop Ltd. (322 Seventh Ave)
  • Slope Cellars Inc. (436 Seventh Ave)
  • Shawn’s Wine & Spirits (141 Seventh Ave