Clinton Hill is a neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. It is bordered by the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the north, Williamsburg to the northeast, Classon Avenue and Bedford–Stuyvesant to the east, Atlantic Avenue and Prospect Heights to the south and southwest and Vanderbilt Avenue and Fort Greene to the west.
Clinton Hill keeps it low-key compared to neighbors Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy. The busiest commercial streets are on its edges: Myrtle Avenue to the north and Fulton Street to its south. While Pratt and, to a lesser degree, St. Joseph’s College add to the neighborhood’s cultural life with some events open to the general public, the many galleries and performances spaces of Fort Greene are just a few blocks west of Clinton Hill. When it comes to dining out, you may want to head east instead, to Bedford Avenue. The Bed-Stuy section of the longest street in Brooklyn has a mix of new trendy restaurants and longtime local favorites.