Clinton Hill

Home to the renowned Pratt Institute, Cobble Hill exudes a creative atmosphere, attracting artists and students alike. 

The neighborhood also has a designated historic district for its collection of beautifully preserved brownstone architecture and mansions, set on beautiful tree-lined streets give a very 19th-century feel even to this day.

This neighborhood has always been a haven for creatives, Walt Whitman lived here when Leaves of Grass was published in 1855.

The neighborhood also boasts cultural highlights and landmarks, like the childhood home of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, just one of the many Notorious B.I.G sites hip-hop fans can encounter while exploring Brooklyn.

Neighborhood Highlights:

  • Admire the grandeur of the Gilded Age mansions in Clinton Hill by admiring the architecture along Clinton Avenue from Park Avenue to Atlantic Avenue that was once owned by Brooklyn’s wealthiest businessmen and industrialists.
  • The Sculpture Park of Pratt Institute spans the institute’s meticulously landscaped 25-acre grounds, enveloped by historic buildings that offer a fitting backdrop for the exhibition of over 60 sculptures.
  • Find the childhood home of Notorious B.I.G. at 226 St. James Place, a cultural landmark for hip-hop music fans.