Many Brooklynites think of Clinton Hill and its larger neighbor Fort Greene, which is well into gentrification, as one neighborhood. But they are not. In the mid-19th century, Clinton Hill was a fashionable neighborhood, with many of the city’s millionaires living in mansions that lined Clinton Avenue. Charles Pratt, founder of the Pratt Institute of Art, built a few of them for himself, and one for each of his three sons.
The neighborhood's mixture of apartment buildings, mansions, brownstone and brick rowhouses, and the Pratt Institute and St. Joseph's College, built at various times in a number of different styles, is a great part of its charm.
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Clinton Hill is within Brooklyn and bordered by Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard,Fort Greene, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Williamsburg
2,3,4,5,B,Q to Atlantic Ave. | 2,3,4,5 to Nevins St. | B,M,Q,R to DeKalb Ave. | G to Fulton St. | C to Lafayette Ave. | C to Clinton-Washington Ave. | G to Clinton-Washington Ave. | G to Classon Ave.
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