Should You Buy a Home in Harlem or Park Slope — A Must Read

I was going to write about something else today, until I happened upon an Online conversation comparing the relative merits of living in Park Slope vs Harlem.

If you don’t already know, Manhattan real estate is so pricey that many prospective homeowners who once looked to buy brownstones or condos in Manhattan (often on the Upper West Side), now look in Brooklyn or Harlem.

Briefly, Park Slope, with its impressive list of writers, artists and restaurants, has a similar vibe to the Upper West Side, but with “issues,” including the big C — incidences of crime.

Harlem, a longtime black community that dates back to the 1600s, when the Dutch settled there, has it’s own long list of famous literary, artsy and historical figures, as well eateries, musicians, houses of worship — you name it. Harlem also has problems with crime. But now, because of gentrification, the conversation is changing. Read on:StreetEasy: Talk – Central Harlem vs Park Slope/Prospect Park/Other

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