Snug between Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill is a neighborhood full of young professionals and students. Home to the Pratt Institute, this neighborhood has a lively nightlife that makes it popular with young folks.
Clinton Hill was founded by Dutch settlers in the 1640's. The Dutch used the area as tobacco fields, even after the Revolutionary War. The area wasn't developed as a residential neighborhood until the 1830's, when it quickly became a popular neighborhood.
After the Civil War, row houses were built in the neighborhood and became the majority of homes in the area. The Pratt institute was developed in 1887, making the area very popular with young professionals.
By the 1900's, the area became so popular that several mansions, leftover from the previous century, were demolished to make way for apartment complexes. The Pratt Institute helped the area avoid issues other Brooklyn neighborhoods were facing during the financial crises of…
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