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Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill

Located in north-central portion, Clinton Hill is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. It is surrounded by Prospect Heights from the south, Brooklyn Navy Yard from the north, Classon Avenue from the east and Fort Greene from the west. ‘Hill’ in its name refers to the fact that neighborhood has a maximum elevation of 29m.

Many people moved to Clinton Hill due to health safety as the disease attacks the low-lying areas. The basic theme behind the name of the neighborhood is due to Clinton Avenue. DeKalb Avenue is the main thoroughfare here. Clinton Hill is also labelled as one of the most charming areas in the city with a blend of mansions, rowhouses, and apartment buildings.

Population

According to the US census of 2010, the population of Clinton Hill was 34,791.

Adjacent Neighborhoods

Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Crown Heights.

History

Clinton Hill was first settled by Dutch colonists when they planted tobacco here in 1640. After the Civil War, Clinton Hill was dominated by row houses which attracted many people. By 1900s, mansions of the neighborhood were replaced by apartment buildings and rooming houses.

Buildings – Flat or Tall?

Clinton Hill is home to mix families including college students, young professionals, and elites. If you are looking for a rental apartment here, you will get a chance to enjoy the proximity of bars, restaurant and boutiques.

What’s here?

Clinton Hill hosts the Brooklyn Public Library branch which is located at 380 Washington Avenue near Lafayette Avenue. The A and C trains of the New York City Subway serve the neighborhood as the trains have stops at Classon Avenue and the Clinton–Washington Avenues Fulton Street Line. Notable residents of the area include Malik Yoba, Barbara Stanwyck, Rosie Perez, and The Notorious B.I.G.

With Prospect Park in the neighborhood, resident of Clinton Hill can enjoy running, biking and walking. On weekends, visit De Hot Pot and enjoy the Caribbean cuisine. The area is far away from the noise of Brooklyn and has little nightlife, so for those seeking peaceful atmosphere will find this place cool.

You will find largest to smallest grocery stored here as Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is filled with the stores. Labay Market, Wholesome Gourmet Market, and Key Food are the main grocery stores in the neighborhood.

The main attraction of Clinton Hill is the historic house of 19th century. Visit the historic Romanesque Revivals, shingled Victorians, limestone mansions, and old-school brownstones located at Sterling Street, Maple Street, and Rutland Road.

If you are looking for boutiques, bars and restaurants head towards Myrtle Avenue. Clinton Hill which is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York has been home to the city’s elite. Brooklyn Flea is a trendy event which takes place at the basketball Court of Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School, located at 176 Lafayette Ave every Sunday from 9 to 5. Here you will find a variety of households from homemade popsicles to upscale eyewear.