Archive for August, 2006

New residents

This past week has seen a huge influx of new residents in the neighborhood. They come from all over the world and all part of the country. In case you are wondering who they are….well they are the students at Pratt Institute. My alma mater had its orientation week today at the start of the [...]



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Brooklyn Greenway In the ‘Hood

The Brooklyn Greenway is In 1993, the Brooklyn Waterfront Trail was identified as a priority route in the Department of City Planning’s Greenway Plan for New York City, which outlined a vision for a citywide 350-mile network of greenways. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway project area now spans 14 miles of Brooklyn waterfront, from Sunset Park [...]



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A Picture A Day

A new Clinton Hill resident Scalino, has been taking a photograph of the Washington-Fulton intersection every single day. As of today, the count is at 21. Check them out on



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What’s in the name ??

On researching about how the neighborhood got its name… New York’s Governor De Witt Clinton is the namesake of Clinton Hill, which today remains an upscale neighborhood of mansions and stately townhomes. Carroll Gardens is named after Charles Carroll of Maryland, who signed the Declaration of Independence (though he was never a resident), and the [...]



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Top of the Food Chain

Sakshi, a tourist from Bombay India is pleasantly surprised that Clinton Hill is not what she expected it to be. The apartment where my wonderful hosts live is on a quite and neat residential block in Brooklyn. It is a beautiful red brick building with a tinge of ancient era in it. The neighboring buildings [...]



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My alma mater, Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture has won an architectural award. Higgins Hall, for long the home of the School of Architecture, had a recent addition in the centre court area. This was done by the famous NY architect Steven Holl. As reported in a communique on Pratt’s



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The Village Voice featured an article in their August 13th, 2003 issue that takes a close-up view on Clinton Hill. A lot has changed in three years, including the cost of living here !!! For a look at how Brooklyn’s rich used to live, take a stroll down the mansion rows of Washington Avenue and [...]



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Postcards from Clinton Hill

If you want to send postcards of your favourite neighborhood to all your family and friends, then look no further. Image copyright IPV Studio IPV studio has a great collection of postcards that can be bought online. IraPeripheralVision (IPV) is a local design studio run by two architects who decided to shift lines since 1983. [...]



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Home is where Clinton Hill is

By a quirk of fate, I landed up in Clinton Hill. 8 years ago, I did not even know that this would be my new neighborhood for the next so many years. As a graduate student at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Clinton Hill became the de facto “ghetto” for me. Except for a [...]



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