Neighborhood: Central Slope
Population Density: 62,386 people per square mile, almost twice as densely populated as Brooklyn in the aggregate.
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Prospect Heights, Sunset Park, Gowanus
Public Transit: B (Atlantic Ave, 7th Ave) / D (Pacific Street) / 2/3 (Atlantic Ave, Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza) / 4/5 (Atlantic Ave) / Q (Atlantic Ave, 7th Ave) / N/R/M (Pacific St, Union St, 9th St) / F (4th Ave, 7th St, 15th St)
What’s Here?: Park Slope is full of young, hip families living in Fine Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne-style walk-ups within walking distance of Prospect Park. Life in this neighborhood is nothing short of picturesque. For those who are thinking of moving with a family, Park Slope boasts great public schools and low crime. While it’s undeniably a great place to raise a family, Park Slope has retained its bohemian roots, complete with great bars, food co-ops, and small galleries.
Flat or Tall?: Like South Slope, Central Slope predominantly consists of low-rise, pre-war row houses that are about four stories tall. Newer, more modern buildings are shooting up to eight stories on 4th Avenue, but for now pre-war homes are more common.
As development continues, the height of the buildings may change, with several nine to 14-story buildings proposed.
History: Park Slope’s history is marked by urban renewal. After the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park, this neighborhood became an oasis for Manhattanites escaping the frenzied pace and the high rents. Throughout its history, it’s been home to artists, writers, hippies, and families alike.
Activities: Prospect Park rivals Central Park in beauty and this neighborhood has full access to this green space it should not be missed. In addition, this neighborhood is full of great restaurants (al di la, Thistle Hill Tavern), shopping, and bars. It’s never hard to occupy your time here.
Check it out: Enjoy the outdoors in Prospect Park. Stroll the tree-lined streets and soak in the architecture. And, with a rich history of housing some of the city’s (and world’s) best authors, check out some of the neighborhood’s great bookstores including Community Bookstore and Tea Lounge.