A Shout-Out from Nostrand Ave in Clinton Hill!

Is Nostrand Avenue now in Clinton Hill?

It appears, as more newcomers enter the borough of Brooklyn, fewer can say for certain what neighborhood they actually live in.

This is due in part to realtors who routinely fudge the borders between adjacent neighborhoods—particularly if one neighborhood has, for whatever reason, more appeal over the other—in effort to sell or rent properties faster

The border between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill is a perfect example. You can find a bevy of new businesses that have opened in Bed-Stuy close to Clinton Hill’s border advertising their establishment as located in Clinton Hill or “Bedford-Hill,” or “Stuy-Hill” or “Clinton-Stuy,” either because they prefer to say they’re in Clinton Hill, or because they simply are not sure.

In the article, “You Say You Live Where? In Clinton-Stuy?” Patch addresses the discrepancy of Bed-Stuy’s borders. But the question continues to loom large with each wave of newcomers, as evidenced by the flurry of tweets about the subject, local blog postings and incorrect real estate listings.

So, where does Clinton Hill end and Bed-Stuy begin?

Bed-Stuy’s border to the north is Flushing Avenue, to the south, Atlantic Avenue, and to the east, Broadway Avenue. These borders separate Bed-Stuy from Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Bushwick and they have yet to be challenged.

But when it comes to Bed-Stuy’s border with Clinton Hill (and its fraternal twin sister, Fort Greene), that’s where it starts to get fuzzy.

So, what is your understanding of where Clinton Hill ends and Bed-Stuy begins? Take our poll, and tell us what you think in the comments.

Brooklyn Commoner March 22, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Check the Altrenate side parking signs. In Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Alternate side are two days a week M-F on mostly residental blocks. Bed-Stuy Alternate sides are 4 days a week M-F. The signs don't lie but brokers do!
Joe Gonzalez March 22, 2012 at 06:03 PM
New York city NEVER named neiborhoods. It has always been local sleazy real estate brokers who are branding our city so that they can sell more properties. Some area have poor images as crime and drug ridden communities and so the real estate brokers begin to change the image of an area by changing the name or changing the borders so they can lie to prospective renters and home buyers coming into the area from outside who dont know all the facts.
Melissa Danielle March 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I <3 Morgan Munsey!
Justme April 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
From the SOURCE - Community Board 3, bedford Stuyvesant _Bedford- Stuyvesant’s boundaries are Flushing Avenue to the north, Broadway to the northeast, Saratoga Avenue to the east, Classon Avenue to the west, and Atlantic Avenue to the South. The haziness of Clinton Hills' borders are because Bedford Stuyvesant's borders used to include parts of what is now considered Clinton Hills. But thanks to Pratt, some political maneuvering, and gentrification Clinton Hills was born to the proud parents of Fort Greene and Bedford Stuyvesant.
isaiahj May 31, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Clinton hill ends at Franklin and bedsty starts on Bedford simple as that


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