Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's most beautiful neighborhoods, especially its tree-lined streets around Prospect Park. Prospect Park was designed by Central Park architects Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. You could say that Prospect Park is the Central Park of Brooklyn. Joggers, bikers, and picnickers young and old congregate in this vast oasis in the middle of Brooklyn. A gem in the park is the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Garden, which thousands flock to in the spring to take in the famous cherry blossoms and come summer, this is the prime venue for New York brides. In addition to the abundant and well preserved green areas, many young, working families with strollers call Park Slope home. Taking up residence in the traditional brownstones charmers of this upscale neighborhood. For those interested in New York history and breathtaking views of Manhattan a walk through the historic Greenwood Cemetery founded in the 19th century on a hill south of Park Slope is a must. This graveyard is the final resting place of many famous characters that made New York what it is today. You will find impressive sculptures, century-old trees and excellent views of Manhattan.
Park Slope residents are mostly well-to-do working families due to its fantastic transportation options into Manhattan, picturesque brownstones, abundance of green spaces and top notch restaurants. It is arguably the most desirable neighborhood in both New York and Brooklyn, with house prices supporting that sentiment. Grand Army Plaza, Atlantic Ave Station and several other subway stops make this neighborhood easily accessible by the New York City subway lines B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 and F. Plus the Long Island Railroad is convenient to get to from Atlantic Avenue for those looking to get to Long Island. Park Slope is bordered by Prospect Park, Fourth Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and the Prospect Expressway. One of the oldest museums in the city,the Brooklyn Museum is located here. Also, the imposing and architecturally impressive Brooklyn Public Library, an art deco masterpiece, is located just in front of the main entrance to Prospect Park. This is one of the most beautiful and elegant Brooklyn crossroads.