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Park Slope Neighborhood Guide

The exact boundaries of the Park Slope neighborhood are passionately debated, with many considering 9th Street a loose boundary between North Slope and South Slope. It takes its name from its location on the western slope of Prospect Park. Roughly, while Prospect Park is the eastern boundary, Fourth Avenue is the western boundary. Flatbush Avenue is the northern boundary with Gowanus Expressway to the south.

Considered one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, Park Slope is known for its architectural and historical appeal, plenty of green space, and good public transportation. Top-rated restaurants, bars and shops abound alongside picturesque, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks with brownstones. Charming cafes and indie boutiques contribute to a neighborly vibe. A laid-back nightlife scene caters to all sorts of people.

Stay in Park Slope if:

  • Green space is important to you.
  • You want to be near public transportation.
  • You like to take neighborhood walks.

Park Slope Attractions

  • Prospect Park - 585 acres of scenic beauty.
  • LeFrak Center at Lakeside - Scenic and recreational destination. Skate, rent a pedal boat or kayak, bike the 3.35-mile loop, ride a carousel, visit Lefferts Historic House.
  • Lefferts Historic House - 18th century Dutch farmhouse encourages visitors to play with traditional tools, games and toys, churn butter and make candles.
  • Prospect Park Zoo - 12 acres of animals, a barn, a garden, discovery trails, sea lion court.
  • Union Hall - 5000 sq. ft. bar, restaurant, and live music and comedy venue. Offers cozy firesides, two indoor bocce courts, outdoor seating, and a stately library.
  • The Rock Shop - Split-level bar with a roof deck saloon and live, street-level music.
  • The Community Bookstore - Literature lover’s haven with a quaint garden and a shop turtle and cat.
  • Washington Park - Once the grounds of the Battle of Brooklyn, now the Old Stone House is dedicated to Brooklyn history and the rest of the park has a great playground, a dog run, a skate park, and play fields.
  • Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company - Kids love it.

Places to Stay

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