Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
By the 1840s, Clinton Hill and neighboring Fort Greene had become fashionable neighborhoods for the wealthy of Brooklyn, who could commute to Manhattan by way of stagecoach to the Fulton Ferry. After the Civil War, Clinton Hill was developed with row houses.
The Clinton Hill Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The district includes the mansions of Clinton Avenue, built in the 1880's and 90's. The most prominent of these are linked to Charles Pratt, who built a mansion for himself and one each as wedding presents for three of his four sons (pictured, right). These four mansions can be seen on Clinton Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby. The rest of the historic district is noted for its prominent Italianate and Beaux-Arts row houses. The Clinton Hill South Historic District was listed in 1986.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Clinton Hill was built in 1858.
The brick building at 275 Park Avenue was once for a chocolate factory that produced and distributed Tootsie Rolls throughout the United States. In 1996, the building converted it into the loft apartments.
St. Joseph's College's Brooklyn campus is in Clinton Hill.
Clinton Hill is served by the IND Fulton Street Line (A C trains), with a stop at the Clinton–Washington Avenues station as well as the IND Crosstown Line (G train), with stops at Classon Avenue station and a separate Clinton–Washington Avenues station. Several New York City Transit bus routes provide service to the neighborhood, including the B25, B26, B38, B45, B48, B52, B54, B57, B62 and B69.
Notable residents 
Residents over the years have included:
- Actress Susan Sarandon lives in a home described as "aesthetically ironic." 
- American writer and television personality Ted Allen currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Actress Rosie Perez currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Actor Adrian Grenier currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Rapper/actor Mos Def currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Late Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. grew up in Clinton Hill on 226 St. James Place.
- Artist Danny Simmons currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Actor Jeffrey Wright currently lives in Clinton Hill.
- Poet Walt Whitman lived at 99 Ryerson Street while working on Leaves of Grass.
- Former New York Governor David Paterson grew up in Clinton Hill
- In 1967, after first meeting, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe shared an apartment on Hall Street.
- Rapper Himanshu Suri lives in Clinton Hill.
- 88th Precinct, NYPD.
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "September of 2013–2014": Pavia, Andrew, Parents & Students Protest Proposed Charter School, in Greenpoint Star & Weekly Northside News, December 12, 2012, as accessed December 15, 2012.
2013: Success Academy Fort Greene (Success Academy Charter Schools) (official website), as accessed August 18, 2012.
- Success Academy Fort Greene (Success Academy Charter Schools) (official website), op. cit.
- Franklin, Marcus (January 18, 2009). "Much change in Biggie Smalls' neighborhood". The Times Herald. Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
- Rush Arts Corridor Gallery
- Rubinstein, Dana (March 10, 2007). "Putting Walt in a time vault". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
- "Back in the U-S-S-Yards". Curbed.com. March 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- "Patti Smith Remembers Life With Mapplethorpe". Retrieved July 11, 2010.
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