Neighborhood Overview


Runs from Prospect Avenue to the north, 20th Street and MacDonald Avenue to the east, 38th Street to the south and Greenwood Cemetery to the west.

Greenwood, which is just south of Park Slope, sits on the highest elevated point in Brooklyn, allowing for spectacular views, whether in a wood-frame house or a high-rise apartment building. The neighborhood was rezoned relatively recently, so new luxury condos now complement many of Greenwood’s existing single-family and two-family homes. As part of the initiative to spruce up the neighborhood, a community movement has begun to renovate and restore some of the rare historical wood-frame houses to their turn-of-the-century artistry.

Greenwood’s long history actually reaches back even further than the turn of the nineteenth century, as the area was a battleground in 1776. In fact, the location was part of the wide-ranging Battle of Long Island, also known as the “Battle of Brooklyn,” the first major battle in the Revolutionary War after the Declaration of Independence was signed. The neighborhood gets its name from the historic 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery, a national landmark where both F.A.O. Schwarz and Boss Tweed are buried. The area itself, though, is definitely alive and kicking. The tree-lined streets of Greenwood are teeming with activity, and residents enjoy easy access to Park Slope’s quite charming, and ever-expanding, collection of cafés, bars and stores.


7th Ave

Greenwood has a hilly terrain and differs on each avenue. 7th Avenue is at the top of the hill lining the historic Greenwood Cemetery which has amazing tours several times a week. from 20th to 23rd street, there is mostly residential housing making it a quiet block. North of 20th we have the lovely Greenwood Park, a great indoor/outdoor beer garden perfect for meeting friends and enjoying some sunshine. On both sides of the Prospect Park expressway from 7th ave to 6th we have lovely small parks with one designated dog run. 


5th Ave

5th Avenue is an excellent retail strip where you can get all of your errands taken care of any day of the week. We have a large grocery store starting on 17th Street, Roots Cafe, 20th Street Laundry, Quarter bar, Sea Witch and many more. See our top 7 spots in Greenwood / South Slope. 


6th Ave

6th Ave is mostly a residential strip, but it has a few top notch eateries and cafes. South Side Cafe is a great cafe with plenty of seating and a bright cheery atmosphere. the corner of 20th street is home to Lot 2 which is one of my favorite places to eat with the Sunday Supper Special and Brooklyn Pub is a great spot to watch any sporting event. We also have 2 excellent places to get a pie at Giuseppina's Brick Oven Pizza and Toby's Pizza

Are you interested in living in Greenwood Heights? I am a local resident living on 19th Street and long time South Sloper. Call or message me to talk about moving to the neighborhood.
— Marcus