Park Slope, Brooklyn, guide: The best of the neighborhood

Park Slope, Brooklyn, has an ever-growing collection of bars, restaurants and shops, but which stand out from the rest?

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Bustling with hip, young families, Park Slope, Brooklyn, has long been a bastion of the intelligentsia. Fine Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne residences grace the landmarked Park Slope Historic District on the western edge of Prospect Park, which some argue is a more successful green space than Olmsted and Vaux’s earlier collaboration, Central Park. Meanwhile, Gotham’s “other Fifth Avenue” is packed with popular restaurants and interesting shops, and the neighborhood’s laid-back nightlife scene caters to straight and gay crowds alike.

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