The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn 

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22. Best Block for Mansions:

Clinton Avenue
(between DeKalb and 
Willoughby, Clinton Hill)
The 19th-century oilman Charles Pratt, in his prescience, endowed the Pratt Institute because he foresaw industrializing Brooklyn’s coming need for a steady supply of graphic-design freelancers in ballet flats. His other great gift to Clinton Hill was his family compound: the grandiose Italianate-Greek Revival pileups he built for himself and then, across the street, for his adult sons.

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