7. The Montauk Club (1889)
The Montauk Club was founded in Park Slope in 1889, reflecting the move of New York City’s influential to Brooklyn. The Venetian Gothic building designed by Francis H. Kimball marks a unique architectural style, compared to the Neoclassical inspiration of many of the other social clubs in New York. The Corduroy Appreciation Club holds its annual meeting and party there annually on 11/11 (because the date resembles the physical look of corduroy) and the club is a popular set for films and television shows.