Set-back wood-frame houses juxtaposed with brownstones and mansions give parts of Clinton Hill a 19th-century feel. Indeed, Walt Whitman lived here when Leaves of Grass was published in 1855. The Pratt Institute’s campus encompasses several blocks of greenery, striking architecture and public art, while local cafés, bars and restaurants function as cozy hangouts for students, neighborhood residents and, increasingly, cuisine-loving visitors.
Explore the subtly offbeat charms of these historic, culture-rich neighborhoods just a stone's throw from Manhattan.
The creation of former Jean Georges chef Justin Bazdarich and casting director Todd Feldman (The Sopranos), Speedy Romeo specializes in Italian classics with a twist, like watermelon gazpacho, tuna confit and steak tartar crostini, and wood-fired pizzas like the “Saint Louie” (Provel, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and pickled chilis) and the “Casey Moore” (baked clams, spinach, Bechamel, and tarragon).
BLDG 92 tells, for the first time, the story of the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, the 300-acre site nestled on the world-famous Brooklyn waterfront that opened in 1801 as one of America's first naval shipyards.
The Brooklyn campus of the Pratt Institute is an oasis of greenery within the urban landscape of Clinton Hill, full of trees, lawns, amphitheaters and pathways, laid out in a style reminiscent of an idyllic New England college.
Whether you're already leading a green lifestyle or just want to take the first steps toward turning your home into an eco-friendly abode, Green in BKLYN offers a wide array of environmentally sound household goods, including organic, additive-free cleaning supplies, recycled paper towels and toilet paper, recycled stationery and even green face washes and beauty products.