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This block slightly edges out its neighbors for its diversity of housing stock (brownstones, apartment buildings, and houses—with porches!) and its bike lane. Plus, it’s between the park and the neighborhood’s major nightlife areas, and within blocks of mass transit.
Westminster Road, between Beverley and Cortelyou roads, Ditmas Park
What we wouldn’t give to live in one of those big beautiful houses on one of those long beautiful blocks in Ditmas Park. We especially like the big beautiful houses on this long beautiful block.
India Street, between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
This is our favorite block for homes in this lovely neighborhood: there are detached houses, six-family houses, apartment buildings, and vinyl-sided homes, all mashed together beautifully in a classically Brooklyn style. There are lots of stoops, lots of aluminum awnings, plus we’re pretty sure Hannah Horvath lives around here somewhere.
13th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, Park Slope
This South Slope block has an interesting mix of residential buildings; is near The Park, a good school, and some of the best restaurants (Fonda! Talde!); and is far enough away from the stroller brigades of Central Slope not to make you want to kill yourself. Kind of ideal.
College Place, Brooklyn Heights
Love Lane is the one everyone knows, but it’s this side street off that side street that’s really where you’ll find some of the prettiest housing stock in Brooklyn. Get down to the end and it’s just ridiculously European—plus totally secluded, even though you’re a very short walk away from stores and subways.