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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NO FEE ! 1BD 1BT for rent in one of Dumbo's premier condo, 70 Washington, with its oversized windows and 11ft.$3,750
Come see this beautiful 1 bedroom in one of the most sought after landmark buildings in the heart of Dumbo !$3,850
Luxury furnished unfurnished rental boasting a private and separate entrance, located in a beautiful landmark mansion this completely renovated quiet garden floor unit has a welcoming entry foyer mud room ...$3,800
NO FEE ! One bedroom, one bath in one of Dumbo's premier condos, 70 Washington, with its oversized windows and 11ft.$3,650
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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Enter this gorgeous Gothic building through the wrought iron gate.$3,400
NO FEE ! ! ! Clinton Hill Four separate bedrooms of equal size with closets and windows, two full baths.$3,400
This newly RENOVATED, spacious FLOOR THR0UGH 2 bedroom and one bathroom apartment is located in a beautiful brownstone in PRIME CLINTON HILL.$3,400
Immaculate 2 bedroom in authentic Clinton Hill Brownstone.$3,350
Move in to this stunning and renovated three bedroom, two full bathroom in Clinton Hill just around the corner from the A C train on Fulton and Franklin.$3,120
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1000 sqft one bedroom den Garden apartmentGorgeous brownstone loaded with original details.$3,250
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NEW Construction Completely Renovated 2 Bedroom at 100 Steuben !$3,075
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372 DeKalb Avenue, 1B Large 1 bedroom Office in heart of Clinton Hill Large one bedroom bonus room one bath apartment in the Clinton Mews.$3,000
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Sunny 1BR on the top floor of a beautifully renovated carriage house in Clinton Hill.$2,750
Amazing and renovated and spacious 1 bedroom.$2,400
This one bedroom may be the quintessential Brooklyn apartment you've been looking for a peaceful.$2,500
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Experience authentic loft living at the redesigned 275 Park Avenue.$2,895
NEW No Broker Fee and 1 month free on this charming 1 bedroom apartment.$2,350
NEW No Broker Fee and 1 month free on this pre war 2 bedroom, 1 bath home !$2,800
572 Myrtle Avenue is a brand new renovation featuring custom kitchen with huge quartz island and breakfast bar, stainless steel appliance package including dishwasher, and custom details throughout.$2,500
This generously sized Junior 4 has a converted home office den nursery with incredible views of Manhattan.$2,800
No Fee 2 Months Free Spacious and fully renovated Huge Alcove Loft with large windows and in unit laundry.$2,875
NEW No Broker Fee and 1 month free on this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath pre war apartment.$2,658
A beautiful, sun filled 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Clinton Hill !$2,300
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