Can you describe how Park Slope looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?

Asked by Stephan, San Francisco, CA Mon Apr 23, 2007

Do residents maintain their homes and lawns? Are there dramatic differences between different neighborhoods or zip codes? Is there a dominant architecture throughout the city?

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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Sun Jun 3, 2012
Park Slope is consistently rated a top neighborhood in NYC. I have lived here since 1981 and raised my kids here. As far as describing how it "looks and feels," it is a historic neighborhood of 19th century brownstone and limestone townhouses. Much of it is a designated historic district. As far as "lawns," we do have front gardens, but I would not call them lawns, as the houses are attached, but set back a bit from the street. We have backyards as well. The zip code for Park Slope is 11215. It is a neighborhood within Brooklyn, so when you ask if there is a dominant architecture "throughout the city," Park Slope is not a city, but rather a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of NYC. Apart from the townhouses, there are rental, co-op and condo buildings as well.
Here a New York Magazine article rating Park Slope as the top neighborhood in NYC:

Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
212 381-4268
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Sonni Woodbu…, , Prospect Heights
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Park Slope is a great example of a neighborhood where everyone takes care of their property. The Brooklyn Borough President runs a 'Brooklyn's Greenest Block' contest every year, and Park Slope blocks are always in the running for the top prize. This is an area of brownstones, mostly built between about 1880 and 1900.
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