Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill’s easygoing vibe and diverse dining and entertainment options offer a great escape from Manhattan madness.

When it comes to Brooklyn neighborhoods, Clinton Hill plays crowd favorite. Celebrated for its diversity of people, restaurants, and activities, Clinton Hill caters to Pratt Institute students and ambitious professionals alike. Artsy but not over-the-top and cool but not unapproachable, this laid-back neighborhood deserves its amiable reputation. Add accessibility to Clinton Hill’s affability, and it’s easy to understand why this neighborhood has so many fans.

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On the Map

Clinton Hill is within Brooklyn and bordered by Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fort Greene, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Williamsburg

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 30 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 18 minutes by subway

Clinton Hill's Cool, Calm, and Collected Ambiance

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Nothing seems to confound Clinton Hill. Residents take life in stride, preferring a leisurely pedal to a lead foot.

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The neighborhood still appreciates a personal touch. Most of its cafes advertise on hand-written chalkboards rather than intimidating billboards.

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Truthfully, there is so much to do right here in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill (Bars, Restaurants, Bookstores, Movies, Theatre, Authentic Beer Gardens, Trendy Boutiques, Spas, Flea Markets etc) that you could easily never leave and still feel like you've had the NYC experience."

Clinton Hill's Artistic Inclinations

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Students at Pratt Institute contribute to the neighborhood's artistic edge.

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Starting as far back as the 1840’s this area was known as a fashionable area for the social elite of Brooklyn who would commute into Manhattan by stagecoach. By the later part of the century, the area was lined with magnificent mansions owned by millionaires. Many of these buildings still remain, as do the immense brick factories that boomed during the industrial age. Most of these large factories have been transformed into loft spaces and apartments, much like my own!"

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighborhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.

Julia Robbs

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