3rd Avenue flourishes with small businesses

Small businesses along Park Slope's 3rd Avenue have helped bring the strip back to life in recent years after it was long considered a desolate

BROOKLYN - Small businesses along Park Slope's 3rd Avenue have helped bring the strip back to life in recent years after it was long considered a desolate and dangerous area.

Residents say the street has been transformed by shops and condos, including a pizzeria, a small deli and even an art gallery. They say the area was once known for drugs and prostitution.

The neighborhood is showing no signs of slowing down. In April 2012, one of the street's open lots will become home to a new Whole Foods.

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