Better known as South Park Slope to the long-term residents, Greenwood Heights takes part of its name from the neighborhood’s proximity to the Green-Wood Cemetery. Greenwood’s architectural mix of wood frame and brick homes gives the area an eclectic look and feel. Recent new development, curbed with the rezoning of the area in November of 2005, has brought an influx of luxury condominiums as well as a surge of restorations of the neglected circa 1900 wood frame homes to their turn of the centruy historical look. The area is steeped in a rich history from its identity as a pivotal battle site in the American Revolutionary War to famous residents of Green-Wood Cemetery and its history of families working the once vibrant Brooklyn waterfront.
The Boundaries: The much debated borders run from Prospect Avenue in the north to 38th Street in the south and 8th Avenue in the east to 4th Avenuein the west. The Commute: The M, N, R and D subway lines serve the area at the 25th and 36th Street stations. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.