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Neighborhood Blocks Voted Among 50 Best in Brooklyn

A Clinton Hill block was named the best for bikes and a Fort Greene block was one of the best to live on.

Neighborhood Blocks Voted Among 50 Best in Brooklyn

 

Two blocks in the Clinton Hill and Fort Greene area have been voted among the 50 best in the entire borough, according to a local event and arts & culture guide. 

The L Magazine's " 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn" named Flushing Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street in Clinton Hill the best bike lane block, saying the stretch along the Brooklyn Navy Yard is "pure bliss" for cyclists.

"Here, there’s an actual cement barrier separating you and your bike from oblivious drivers. It’s almost too good to be true!" the magazine notes. 

And perhaps one of the most notable accolades among an entire list of them, the magazine voted Cumberland Street between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues in Fort Greene one of the five best blocks to live on. 

"This block slightly edges out its neighbors for its diversity of housing stock (brownstones, apartment buildings, and houses—with porches!) and its bike lane," the L Magazine wrote.

It also noted the block's location between the park and the neighborhood's "major nightlife areas," as well as its proximity to mass transit, gave strip a competitive edge. 

So, locals, what do you think? Did the magazine get it right, or are there blocks in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill that blow these two out of the water? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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