Park Slope is probably one of the most attractive neighborhoods to live in Brooklyn. Despite being a relaxed residential area with beautiful row houses, historic brownstones and tree-lined streets, it is far from being boring and sleepy. Top-rated restaurants, lots of bars, shops and boutiques characterize the neighborhood. Along 7th Avenue you’ll see some newly arrived refugees from Manhattan pushing strollers past family-owned bookstores and coffee shops. Two blocks west, 5th Avenue is the main commercial strip with younger folks mixing in bars, restaurants and clothing boutiques. Park Slope is also known to have a strong and lively Lesbian community.
Park Slope’s attractiveness also comes from it’s closeness to Prospect Park, which is located at the eastern border of the neighborhood. Prospect Park is a huge park in Brooklyn, in its size comparable to Central Park in Manhattan. The designers of Prospect Park considered this hilly and bosky park an improvement over their other New York project, Central Park. Many go there to relax, run, bike or have a BBQ. There is also a lake, which offers the possibility to row a boat. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum of Art are located in the northern part of Prospect Park.