Neighborhood in northwestern Brooklyn. Overlooking Wallabout Bay and centered at Pratt Institute, it is bounded to the north by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to the east by Classon Avenue, to the south by Atlantic Avenue, and to the west by Vanderbilt Avenue.
The neighborhood is named for DeWitt Clinton and occupies the highest ground in the area. Clinton Hill is a neighborhood of shingled, clapboard, brick, limestone and brownstone houses, interspersed with frame houses and mansions predating the Civil War. It is inhabited by a large number of artists, architects, photographers, and craftsmen and is racially diverse. There is a wide range in quality and pricing of housing, from elegant brownstones and mansions to inexpensive apartments for students. Designated a Historic District in 1981, Dekalb Avenue is the main thoroughfare.
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