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Park Slope

Located in northwestern Brooklyn, Park Slope is one of the most desirable places to live in New York City with gorgeous brownstones and modern co-ops. The area is divided into three sections, namely the North, Center, and South slopes.

The area from Flatbush Avenue to Garfield Place makes up the northern section; the vicinity of the 1st to 9th Streets make up the Center Slope; and the area going south from 10th Street makes up the southern section.

The neighborhood is bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the north, Prospect Park and Prospect Park West to the east, Prospect Expressway to the south, and Fourth Avenue to the west. Park Slope falls under Brooklyn Community District 6, which also includes Carroll Gardens and Red Hook PUMA. District 6 encompasses four square miles and has a combined population of 114,043 according to the 2019 census.

Formerly known as South Brooklyn, the neighborhood gets its current name from its gradient location. Situated on Prospect Park’s western slope, it is surrounded by some of NYC’s most desirable communities.

Park Slope is sought after for its historic apartment buildings. The Park Slope Historic District is home to over 1,800 primarily residential structures dating back to the 19th century. The district was established in 1973 with the majority of historic buildings located in the part of the neighborhood closest to Prospect Park.

Once home to the Lenape before the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century, the area now known as Park Slope was mostly woodlands. Development began in the early 19th century with mansions and row houses built in the eastern section by the 1880s.

Living in Park Slope provides access to top attractions like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and Central Library. The neighborhood’s commercial corridors are Fifth and Seventh avenues, which are lined with shops, bars, cafes, and eateries.

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