Park Slope, with its tree-lined streets and immaculate brownstones, has a small-town feel and social cohesion that’s unusual in the city. It’s a place where activities for children are unending, shopkeepers know their customers and people stop in the street to chat. Even as the park-side homes are buffed to a high polish, the area still offers a variety of experience: There are scores of restaurants and bars; a diverse retail sector; multiple Farmer’s Markets, including Grand Army Plaza’s; and Prospect Park with its fantastic bandshell, baseball fields, zoo, botanical gardens, horseback riding, and ice skating rinks. For anyone looking for a night out, there are plenty of beer gardens and wine bars to patronize, especially in the South Slope, but don’t go looking for dance clubs. Hot spots include: al di la Trattoria, Bogota Latin Bistro, Miriam, Fausto, Excelsior, Beer Table, Nite Hawk Cinema, LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Fonda, and the Rock Shop.