Pratt Institute Sculpture Park. Photo: Justine Kurland
Set-back wood-frame houses juxtaposed with brownstones and mansions give parts of Clinton Hill a 19th-century feel. Indeed, Walt Whitman lived here when Leaves of Grass was published in 1855. The Pratt Institute’s campus encompasses several blocks of greenery, striking architecture and public art, while local cafés, bars and restaurants function as cozy hangouts for students, neighborhood residents and, increasingly, cuisine-loving visitors.