Clinton Hill NY Home Insurance
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About Clinton Hill NY:
Clinton Hill is an affluent neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. It is bordered by Crown Heights to the southeast, Bedford–Stuyvesant to the northeast, Prospect Heights to the southwest, Williamsburg to the northwest, and Fort Greene to the west.
The neighborhood is served by the NYPD’s 88th Precinct. “The Hill”, as the general area was known—with a maximum elevation of 95 feet (29 m)—was believed to have health benefits because many people thought that germs were more prevalent in low-lying areas. The area is named after Clinton Avenue, which in turn was named in honor of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828).
The area’s European history began in the 1640s, when Dutch settlers laid tobacco plantations near Wallabout Bay. Bedford Corners, situated just southeast of Clinton Hill, was incorporated in 1663, and the settlers (both Dutch and French Huguenot) purchased surrounding lands from the native Lenape in 1670.
On August 27, 1776, the “Road to Jamaica” (approximately Atlantic Avenue, the southern edge of today’s neighborhood) was used by the British army in a surprise overnight march to outflank the American army, which was forced to retreat toward Gowanus Creek, and two nights later, to Manhattan. After the war, the Dutch continued to build on the land, which sloped toward the East River and offered great views of the water and ofManhattan.
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. The area was originally devised for those “determined to escape from the closeness of city life”, as Walt Whitman put it in 1846. George Washington Pine had bought up the land in the area and broke it into lots, selling them to those who wanted to lead a quiet life not too far from the conveniences of the Navy Yard. Whitman, a 28-year resident of Brooklyn, had lived for less than a year in the area in 1855, where he completed his masterpieceLeaves of Grass. The 1995 New Yorker article “Walt Whitman’s Ghost” identified the address as 99 Ryerson Street, which still stand.
After the Civil War, Clinton Hill was developed with row houses.