Over the past several years, Park Slope, Brooklyn has become one of the most desirable Brooklyn neighborhoods. With streets linked with historic brownstones, boutiques and world class restaurants, it is no wonder that Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's fastest growing neighborhoods. Ranked the number one neighborhood in New York City in 2010 by New York magazine, this neighborhood draws residents and tourists to its many attractions from around the world.
In Park Slope, appreciation for arts and culture reign supreme, and for visitors there are many cultural attractions to explore. Streets are lined with independent shops, art galleries and restaurants, and the neighborhood is very close to many of Brooklyn's excellent museums such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Known as BAM for short, this venerable institution is one of New York's best museums and it showcases dance performances and avant-garde cinema regularly. World famous artists grace the many galleries, and the building itself is an architectural treasure.
In addition to its art scene, Park Slope is known for its excellent shopping. Like Manhattan, Park Slope boasts its own 5th avenue. However, where Manhattan's 5th avenue is known for its high end designer shops such as Cartier and Bergdorf Goodman, Park Slope's more eclectic version includes many small and quirky independent boutiques such as Bird and Cog and Pearl.
Finally, for movie buffs, Park Slope boasts what is now a cinema rarity. The Park Slope Pavilion is part of dying breed, the old time neighborhood movie house. The Park Slope Pavilion recently completed a renovation and the 83 year old movie theater is reportedly planning on increasing its artistic offerings as well as showing the popular cinema it is known for.