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Neighborhood Profile

Park Slope

Park Slope Photo
Photo: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

No neighborhood is the butt of more stroller jokes or the recipient of more anti-gentrification scorn. But any way you slice it, Park Slope is the very definition of a well-rounded neighborhood. It falls just slightly below average in two: affordability (the average two-bedroom rental is $2,275) and diversity. In all other areas, it’s somewhere between above grade and superlative: It’s blessed with excellent public schools, low crime, vast stretches of green space, scores of restaurants and bars, a diverse retail sector, and a population of more artists and creatives than even its reputation for comfortable bohemianism might suggest (more, in fact, than younger, trendier Williamsburg). It might not be everyone’s idea of a perfect neighborhood, but statistically speaking (by a hair), there’s nowhere better.

Boundaries

15th St. to Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park West to Fourth Ave.

Subway Stations

D,M,N,R to Pacific St. | 2,3,4,5,B,Q to Atlantic Ave. | 2,3 to Bergen St. | B,Q to Seventh Ave. | 2,3 to Grand Army Plaza | M,R to Union St. | M,R to 9th St. | F to Fourth Ave./9th St. | F to Seventh Ave. | F to 15th St./Prospect Park

Quality of Life

Number of Trees
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5061
Number of Murders
2006200720082009
1101
Transportation
Travel time to...42nd St.Fulton St.Columbus CircleUnion Sq.
... in Minutes
From Seventh Ave.
29183227
Number of Trains: 11
Number of Stations: 10
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