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A beautiful brownstone in the 300 block of (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A beautiful brownstone in the 300 block of Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill.

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Wedged between Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, the tree-lined blocks of Brooklyn's Clinton Hill, named for the sixth governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton, are adorned with majestic brownstones, historic mansions and Victorians. Its northern boundary is Flushing Avenue and the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its southern boundary is Atlantic Avenue. From east to west, it stretches from Vanderbilt Avenue to Classon Avenue.

BLDG92 is a museum devoted to the history
(Credit: Tom Olcott)

BLDG92 is a museum devoted to the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is located partly in the neighborhood of Clinton Hill. (Undated)

BLDG92 is a museum devoted to the history
(Credit: Tom Olcott)

BLDG92 is a museum devoted to the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is located partly in the neighborhood of Clinton Hill.

Attached homes located at 80 Vanderbilt Ave. in
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Attached homes located at 80 Vanderbilt Ave. in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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The Clifton Place Community Garden in Clinton Hill.
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The Clifton Place Community Garden in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

People wait for a bus in the Clinton
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People wait for a bus in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Pratt Institute's Sculpture Park, the largest outdoor sculpture
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Pratt Institute's Sculpture Park, the largest outdoor sculpture park in New York City, stretches across its lush, 25-acre campus in Clinton Hill.

A brownstone at 405 Clinton Ave. (Aug. 10,
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A brownstone at 405 Clinton Ave. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Clinton Hill is home to many beautiful brownstones,
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Clinton Hill is home to many beautiful brownstones, including this one at 511 Clinton Ave. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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Southern fusion restaurant SoCo, 509 Myrtle Ave., serves
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Southern fusion restaurant SoCo, 509 Myrtle Ave., serves up a mix of Cajun, Creole, barbecue and soul food. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Southern fusion restaurant SoCo, 509 Myrtle Ave., serves
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Southern fusion restaurant SoCo, 509 Myrtle Ave., serves up a mix of Cajun, Creole, barbecue and soul food. (Aug. 10, 2013)

The bar at SoCo on Myrtle Avenue. (Aug.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The bar at SoCo on Myrtle Avenue. (Aug. 10, 2013)

The Church of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew,
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The Church of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew, 520 Clinton Ave., in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

The Queen of All Saints Church, 300 Vanderbilt
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The Queen of All Saints Church, 300 Vanderbilt Ave., in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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Frequented by residents and Pratt students alike, Emerson
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Frequented by residents and Pratt students alike, Emerson Bar, 561 Myrtle Ave., is a funky literary-themed spot with 12 beers on tap, a live DJ, board games and pool. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Frequented by residents and Pratt students alike, Emerson
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Frequented by residents and Pratt students alike, Emerson Bar, 561 Myrtle Ave., is a funky literary-themed spot with 12 beers on tap, a live DJ, board games and pool. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Cynthia Wells, left, sits with Torkwase Dyson and
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Cynthia Wells, left, sits with Torkwase Dyson and their dog Ginger at The Pillow Cafe on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Leisure Life NYC, 559 Myrtle Ave., offers vintage
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Leisure Life NYC, 559 Myrtle Ave., offers vintage shirts, jackets, hats, jewelry and home accessories. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Leisure Life NYC owner Charnier Lorey adorns his
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Leisure Life NYC owner Charnier Lorey adorns his Myrtle Avenue store with a portrait of his great grandfather. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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Barking Brown, 468 Myrtle Ave., is a well-loved,
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Barking Brown, 468 Myrtle Ave., is a well-loved, quaint Clinton Hill boutique carrying forward-thinking accessories and clothing. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Flowers for sale at a market on Myrtle
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Flowers for sale at a market on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

More kinds of mac and cheese than you
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More kinds of mac and cheese than you knew existed are part of the menu at The Mac Shack, 901 Fulton Ave., in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

A beautiful brownstone in the 300 block of
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

A beautiful brownstone in the 300 block of Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill.

Playing chess at the Putnam Triangle, 22 Putnam
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Playing chess at the Putnam Triangle, 22 Putnam Ave., in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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Attached homes along Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Attached homes along Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Friends mingle at Clinton Hill porch sale. (Aug.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Friends mingle at Clinton Hill porch sale. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Friends out for a walk with their dog
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Friends out for a walk with their dog in Clinton Hill.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard spans a few neighborhoods
(Credit: Tom Olcott)

The Brooklyn Navy Yard spans a few neighborhoods including Clinton Hill. BLDG 92, just outside Clinton Hill, in Fort Greene, is a new museum dedicated to the shipyard, which played a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard spans a few neighborhoods
(Credit: Tom Olcott)

The Brooklyn Navy Yard spans a few neighborhoods including Clinton Hill. BLDG 92, just outside Clinton Hill, in Fort Greene, is a new museum dedicated to the shipyard, which played a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution.

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