Park Slope

Known for its liberal, diverse, open-minded residents and old brownstone architecture

Welcome to Park Slope

Streets lined with historic brownstones and a welcoming, family-friendly community
Park Slope is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is known for its liberal, diverse, open-minded residents and old brownstone architecture. The tree-lined streets provide a calming and welcoming ambiance not far from the bustling streets of Manhattan. This charming enclave is highly sought-after due to its lovely historic architecture and family-oriented community. The residents of Park Slope are affluent, drawn here by the beauty and exclusivity of the neighborhood.
Park Slope gets its name from the neighborhood's topography, with streets sloping upward to Prospect Park in the center of the community. Prospect Park is a popular gathering spot for families with amenities for skating, sports, picnics, biking, and walking. The park hosts many events throughout the year.
The primary business center for Park Slope is found along Fifth and Seventh Avenues. You will find many fine restaurants, bars, boutiques, and markets along these busy thoroughfares.

What to Love

  • Luxurious old brownstone row homes
  • Amenities and entertainment at Prospect Park
  • Quiet, yet close to Manhattan
  • Family-friendly

Local Lifestyle

Park Slope is an urban community that relishes a lifestyle that is all about enjoying life with your family and friends. The neighborhood has many activities to enjoy, including Prospect Park, located right in the center of Park Slope. The park has a playground, a zoo, and a botanical garden, perfect for kids. There are also many churches and synagogues in Park Slope, which provide a sense of community for residents. The area has many wonderful shops, restaurants, and markets. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Although the residents of Park Slope are close enough to Manhattan for easy access to the upscale venues offered there, almost everything they need or want is located in Park Slope. The community is the proud home of the coveted Park Slope Food Co-op, a members-only food market and grocery store.
The Miriam Restaurant has been a community favorite for decades, especially for brunch. Miriam features Mediterranean cuisine and unique dessert specialties. Another Park Slope favorite is Al Di La Trattoria, an Italian restaurant perfect for special date nights.
The Two Boots pizzeria in Park Slope offers a unique fusion of Italian and Cajun pizza. It’s a quirky and family-friendly dive that often has great live music. For a real treat, sample authentic Korean dishes at Haenyeo, where master chef Jenny Kwak artfully prepares everything.
Along Fifth and Seventh Avenues and scattered throughout the community, Park Slope has many unique shopping venues. A nostalgic local favorite is the Community Bookstore. This “old school” bookstore harkens back to the days before ebooks and online bookstores took over. Locals enjoy browsing the shelves and catching up with their like-minded neighbors. The Brooklyn Superhero Supplies store is truly unique; after all, where else can you purchase two ounces of immortality?

Things to Do

Park Slope is a great neighborhood that offers its residents a high quality of life. The community has year-round events and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. At the top of the list is the phenomenal Prospect Park, the centerpiece of this active community. The park has an almost endless selection of activities and fun for the entire family. There are locations and facilities for picnics, sports, skating, art exhibits, nature activities, hiking, and live music. The park is also home to Smorgasburg in Prospect Park, a wildly popular food truck event that features live music and fun activities. Prospect Park also hosts the Seventh Heaven Street Fair, host to lots of activities, food, and music.
Barbès Bar is an iconic dive bar in Park Slope known for its eclectic and world-renowned mix of musical performers. The bar has historically featured local and non-commercial performers. If you are lucky, you might catch Big Lazy or Life in a Blender live!


The public and private schools in Park Slope are highly-rated.


Overview for Park Slope, NY

69,557 people live in Park Slope, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $91,801. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Around Park Slope, NY

There's plenty to do around Park Slope, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Rider's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Yama Seafood, Daddy's Cafe, and Starbucks Pickup.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.79 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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