About Park Slope
About Park Slope
Park Slope is a popular residential neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. While its boundaries have expanded, alongside its reputation over the years, many fix its border at Prospect Park West and Fourth Avenue along the east-west line and from Flatbush Avenue to the Prospect Expressway, along its north to south.
Park Slope’s historic character accounts for a strong measure of its lasting appeal. Replete with row houses and brownstones, the neighborhood is distinguished for having the largest landmark district in Brooklyn and enjoys quiet, tree-lined streets with wide architectural variety.
With its obvious local charm and intimate feel, this close knit neighborhood has become an enclave for families and is rich in resources for children of all ages.
The neighborhood is equally well known for its diversity of families and residents. and boasts the second highest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population in the City. Long known as an activist community, Park Slope has achieved national recognition as a place with a rich public life. The neighborhood, for instance, is the “Recycling Capital” of New York City with voluntary recycling programs an ongoing part of neighborhood life since the 1970’s.
It is also home to a thriving locally-owned business community. In fact, many of the business owners live in the neighborhood and enrich it with their community involvement. Park Slope’s commercial corridors are second to none and feature a number of excellent restaurants, bars, coffee houses, sidewalk cafes and shops that draw people from around the City.
The neighborhood is also known for its many cultural institutions, with close access to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Central Library. For more on the many resources and amenities of this community, check out our resources page (link to resources tab).