On the west side of Prospect Park, wedged between Prospect Heights and Gowanus, lies Park Slope, the chill neighborhood beloved by young professionals and artists. This quiet neighborhood is full of fun bars, restaurants, and unique stores, all of which make living here a lot of fun.
Park Slope started out its life as many New York neighborhoods did: as farmland. However, this farmland would soon see trouble, as it was where the majority of The Battle of Long Island was fought during the American Revolution. After the war, Park Slope would remain farmland until roughly 1839, when the Brooklyn grid system was drawn up. Farmers sold their land to the new city of Brooklyn and row houses were soon built.
Park Slope was slow to develop since the area was hard to get to in the 1800's. The neighborhood itself didn't see much construction until the 1840's and 50's. However, Prospect Park was soon in development in the 1860's and 70's, leading to an…
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