L Magazine just came out with a power ranking 13 neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Ft. Greene got the top slot because, they say: “Fort Greene just about has it all: two subway lines (though, granted, not the best); the large and leafy Fort Greene Park; the BAM Cultural District, Greenlight bookstore, and institutions like MoCADA.”
But second place is not too shabby:
It’s easy to make fun of Park Slope—its yuppies, its strollers, its PC liberalism—but it’s just as easy to adore it: the access to Prospect Park, one of the loveliest urban oases in the world; the copious bars and restaurants on Fifth and Seventh avenues; the access to the D, R, F, N, Q, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines (depending where in the ‘hood you are; bus service is pretty strong throughout, too). With the opening of the Barclays Center, there’ll be both a new concert venue for A-listers like Leonard Cohen (and perhaps an excess of besotted hoops fans trying to find parking). Then there are the lovely brownstones, particularly on the north and east ends. But who could afford to live in one of them?
What I really like is the photo slide show by Harlan Erskine of Park Slope at night, really cool pictures of the lamp lit windows of brownstones and limestones. Kind of voyeuristic. Is your window there?