Clinton Hill bordered by the likes of Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg, not to mention both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge’s are a mere 5 minutes away, you really can’t complain about living in Clinton Hill.
Close enough to all the action that is downtown Brooklyn or lower Manhattan, yet quiet enough to calm you after a long day in the hustle and bustle of New York City. The National Register of Historic Places listed Clinton Hill’s Historic District back in 1985, including the mansions located on Clinton Avenue. The story behind these mansions is that Charles Pratt built a mansion for himself, and 3 others as wedding presents for his sons. Charles Pratt also founded Pratt Institute which has a campus located on Willoughby Avenue.
What started as an engineering school has evolved into having the highest-ranking programs in architecture, interior design, and industrial design. Not only is there a rich sense of history in the neighborhood, there is a large quantity of great restaurants and cafes to explore. Options include The Brooklyn Public House on Dekalb Ave, SoCo Southern Fused Cuisine on Myrtle Ave, or Kum Kao if you’re looking for famous Chinese food. Transportation options include the IND Fulton Street A and C trains that stop at Clinton and Washington Avenues, or the Crosstown G line that stops at both Classon Ave and Clinton-Washington Avenues. Ten different transit buses service the neighborhood as well.