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Park Slope

A colorful brownstone on 2nd street in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Young Families Flock to this Neighborhood Filled with Brownstones and Parks

Thanks to its proximity to Prospect Park, numerous brownstone-filled streets, and good schools, Park Slope has become a desired (and pricey) address for families. The fact that it has been a historic district for four decades also add to its appeal.

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At a Glance

  • Dollar signs: Park Slope had the highest per capita income in the U.S. at the end of the 19th century.
  • Yuk yuk: In 1922, Ted Healy and His Stooges (later the Three Stooges) debuted in Park Slope; the former theater is now a supermarket.
  • Famous faces: To earn the privilege of buying organic veggies at a discount, members of the Park Slope Food Coop, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, must work a monthly shift.

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About Park Slope

You can't walk to it from Manhattan, but one of Brooklyn's most beautiful, vibrant and worthy neighborhoods is just a few subway stops away. Park Slope played a dramatic role in the Revolutionary War, developed into a wealthy suburb that was once called Brooklyn's "Gold Coast," and borders New York's second most famous park. (Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who also created Central Park.) Like any New York neighborhood, Park Slope has gone through its share Read More [+]

LIVING in Brooklyn

Score a deal on rent (photo: iStockphoto)

9 Ways to Score a Rent Deal

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the United States, if not the world, in which to live. It’s not unusual for even studio apartments to go for $2,000 a month. Given that most landlords want your annual income to be at least Read More »

A dish from April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco

Budget Restaurants, Famous Chefs

Here’s a New York dining secret: It’s possible to get a taste of some of the city’s foremost chefs without dropping an entire week’s pay Read More »


The Great Lawn in Central Park (Photo: Yourdon/Flickr)

The Best Parks in New York City

New York may be one of the most densely populated cities in the world, but you’re rarely more than a few blocks away from green space. Read More »

Mighty Quinn's

New York City’s 8 Best Barbecue Joints

Is New York the best barbecue city in America? The mere suggestion of it might ruffle down-home feathers, yet how could you argue otherwise? Read More »

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