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Neighborhood Profiles

Beyond the Slope

Whatís next after you canít afford Park Slope? Follow the F train south, around Prospect Park and on toward Coney Island. Even as they become reservoirs for gentrification overflow, these traditionally working-class neighborhoods remain a good deal. "I rented a three-story limestone house to six college graduates in Kensington last year for $3,600," says William B. Mayís Mark Pipes. "You put that same building in Park Slope and youíre talking about a $6,000 setup, easy." These areas may lack bistros, and nightlife thatís not an Irish bar full of firemen, but you donít have to travel all the way to Manhattan to find themóPark Slopeís just a stop or two away. — EMILY GITTER

In our archive
Best of New York: Brooklyn (March 25, 2002)
Real Estate 2001: Beyond the Slope (March 12, 2001)
Affordable Neighborhoods: Ditmas Park (September 17, 2001)
Warming Up to Brooklyn's Beachfront (August 13, 2001)

Apartment Prices

Lofts (South Brooklyn): $425-$600 per square foot

Real Estate Listings
Offsite resources

Brokers specializing in apartments beyond the Slope
Berman Realty
Brooklyn Realty
Brooklyn Properties
Dyker Real Estate
The Schools

Offsite resources

Elementary and Middle Schools

School District 17

School District 18

School District 20

School District 21

School District 22

Map of Districts

High Schools
Tilden High School

Wingate High School

Midwood High School

Brooklyn College Academy

Edward R. Murrow

Madison High School

Telecommunication Arts and Technology High School

Fort Hamilton High School

More schools

School Reports
Board of Ed site (in PDF format)

In our archive
Best Public Schools 2001: Murrow
Best Public Schools 2001: Midwood
Best Public Schools 2001: Telecommunication Arts

Offsite resources

Weekly Crime Stats (in PDF format)
Precinct 72 (Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace): 830 4th Avenue, 718-965-6311
The Scene

L&B Spumoni Gardens: A 62-year-old landmark in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where locals and pizza pilgrims line up for the signature square pie.

More Restaurants

Delia's Lounge: A Bay Ridge gem where "lounge" is still a verb.

Crimson Lounge: A pleasantly plush stop for a cocktail before or after dinner in the heart of New York's real Little Italy.

Century 21: Wonder where unsold fashions go to die? Here, the Bay Ridge outpost of the Financial District mecca.

More Stores

Other Helpful (or Interesting) Websites

Offsite resources
Community District Page: Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

Borough President Page: Sunset Park

Borough President Page: Windsor Terrace

Borough President Page: Bay Ridge

Sponsor Directory
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