Clinton Hill

“Sandwiched between Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill in Brooklyn might just be the quintessence of urban living in New York City. It is affluent and not so, seedy and grand, ethnically diverse, a magnet for artists, musicians and filmmakers, and so rich in architectural style that even now, with escalating property prices, a new group of buyers is prowling its landmarked blocks in hopes of finding an overlooked gem,” writes New York Times’ Suzanne Hamlin.

Clinton Hill is often considered in combination with neighboring Fort Greene. Both are defined by their rows of landmark brownstones and old world charm. Landmark preservation associations as well as students and faculty from Pratt Institute continually work to preserve its architectural gems and uplift the overall neighborhood aesthetic. The Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area stretches from Park to Atlantic Avenues, between Flatbush and Franklin Avenues. Vanderbilt Avenue divides Fort Greene to the west and Clinton Hill to the east.

Clinton Hill, by the middle of the nineteenth century, had become extremely popular and stylish for Brooklyn’s elite, who would travel via stagecoach to Brooklyn Heights to take the ferry to Manhattan. Mansions proliferated on Clinton Avenue, by the end of the century, including four owned by Charles Pratt, not to mention the Pratt Institute of Art, also located in the area. The Pratt Institute has inspired the area’s increasingly expanding art community. To this day, it still has one of the world’s largest collections of post-Civil War row houses. Famous people who once lived in the area include Christopher Wallace, aka the rapper, Biggie Smalls, and poets Marianne Moore and Walt Whitman. Celebrities who still live in the area include Rosie Perez, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Diana Martinez.

Some great places to eat in Clinton Hill are Anima, Castro’s, Choice Market, Desserts by Michael Allen, Formerly Brown Betty Café, Il Porto, Jive Turkey, Kush Café, Le Grand Dakar, Locanda Vini e Olii, Los Pollitos III, Maggie Brown, Mike’s Coffee Shop, Myrtle Thai, Outpost, The Speakeasy, Tamboril, Thai 101, and Zaytoons. The bustling nightlife of Clinton Hill includes Brooklyn Knights, The Chocolate Bar, Five Spot, Jazz 966, LOX, Rope, and Vesper Bar & Lounge.

Over the past twelve years, dramatic improvements in the community have raised prices of homes, but for space and grandeur the prices are a bargain in comparison to neighboring Brooklyn and Manhattan. Both Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Fort Greene Park, which is undergoing restoration. Clinton Hill is farther away from the commercial streets of downtown Brooklyn, making it a great place to raise a family, for many of its residents. Clinton Hill has subway lines A, C and G but is far away from other mass transit hubs. For car-owners, street parking is easy. Bus service is also provided via the B38, B48, B54, B52, B57, B61 and B69 lines.

Clinton Hill is also home to the Pratt Institute, Clinton Hill School (PS 20), Benjamin Banneker Academy, Comm Partnership Charter School, and St. Joseph College’s Brooklyn campus.

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Located on a pristine tree lined street in Clinton Hill, this charming single family townhome has been meticulously and elegantly restored.$6,500
Spacious and light townhouse duplex on a beautiful, treelined block in Clinton Hill with 3 large bedrooms, 2 offices and a private roof deck.$5,500
Rarely available, this sunny 3 bedroom 2 bath home sits in one of the most desired enclaves in Clinton Hill.$5,400
The Tenant Pays The Fee We have a sunny three bedroom apartment available for rent in Clinton Hill.$5,350
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Prospect Heights No Fee Luxury Sun Filled 2BD 2BA with Private Balcony, loft like 10 6 Ceilings, Oversized Windows, Open Kitchen with S S Kitchen with D W, M W, ...$5,200
FIRST SHOWING 2 5MOVE IN BETWEEN 2 8 3 8 Washer Dryer in Unit 24 hr Doorman Gym Roof Desk Please inquire to receive video of unitStyle and spirit converge ...$5,197
This stunning and bright 2 bedroom 2 bath show stopper with balcony and private roof top cabana will take your breath away !$4,500
Prestige Beautiful Brownstone.$4,500
No Fee 1300sf GALLERY LOFT with large alcove, fabulous closet space and sunny western exposure.$4,500
Beautiful Three Bedroom Apartment Available 2 1 in Clinton Hill No Fee !$4,200
Newly Renovated Three Bedroom Two Bath GARDEN Apartment Heat, hot water and electric included.$3,995
Brand New Renovated 2 Bedroom 2 Full Bathrooms Private Backyard W D in unit Oak hardwood floors throughout High ceilings with recessed lighting throughout, large double pane windows Custom kitchen ...$3,950
Beautiful Two Bedroom Private Balcony Apartment Available 2 1 in Clinton Hill No Fee !$3,756
Beautiful Two Bedroom Private Balcony Apartment Now Available in Clinton Hill No Fee !$3,736
Prospect Heights No Fee Luxury Sun Filled 1BD 1BA with Terrace, Soaring Ceilings, Oversized Windows, Open Layout with S S Kitchen, D W, M W, Central A C and Heating, ...$3,450
Moments from the lush beauty of Prospect Park and central to all that Brooklyn has to offer, 555 Waverly represents the very best of the Brooklyn life.$3,350
Francine Towers$3,000
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