11218 Travel Guide
Go straight to the Shopping in Brooklyn Map
Gentrification and Brooklyn go hand-in-hand today, and Ditmas Park has become the latest front in the professional family's jihad against high priced real estate. With new boutiques, restaurants and coffeeshops popping up all the time, Brooklyn's fast becoming a destination apart from tourist-packed Manhattan. (And with the borough's first boutique hotel now open, you don't even have to sleep on the other side of the East River.)
For an afternoon of shopping Ditmas Park, there's only one place to go: Cortelyou Road. Close enough to the subway--the Q train from Manhattan--the road's primary hot spots are clustered close together for easy shopping.