Museums, gardens, bars, and cafes converge in this well-connected cultural hub.
Prospect Heights is Brooklyn's answer to Manhattan’s Museum Mile—this burgeoning neighborhood boasts the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and the enormous central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Known as Park Slope's pretention-less neighbor, Prospect Heights casually matches its counterpart when it comes to entertaining. The neighborhood is home to myriad restaurants, bars, cafes, and boutiques that evince a distinctly “come as you are” Brooklyn vibe.
Prospect Heights is within Brooklyn and bordered by Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, and Crown Heights
JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 29 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 21 minutes by subway
A working-class neighborhood at the heart of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community and cultural art institutions.
Home to many of Brooklyn’s museums and boasting the influence of a strong Caribbean community, Crown Heights adds a dash of spice to Brooklyn’s varied mix of neighborhoods. Although Crown Heights merits its somewhat seedy, rough and tumble reputation, its wholesome and highly anticipated street carnivals cultivate sincere neighborliness. The neighborhood's small businesses continue to infuse its streets with vigor, as Crown Heights sheds its less-than-glamorous past.
Crown Heights is within Brooklyn and bordered by Lefferts Garden, Brownsville, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and East New York
Laguardia Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 26 minutes by subway
Times Square: 37 minutes by subway
PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS
Caribbean flavors and quaint townhouses typify this easily accessible Brooklyn neighborhood.
An ethnically diverse neighborhood bordering Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Lefferts Garden mixes easy accessibility with down-to-earth amiability. Serving up some of NYC’s finest Caribbean cuisine on the ground floors of its brownstones and townhouses, this neighborhood is appreciated for its quiet streets and commuter-friendly location.
Lefferts Garden is within Flatbush and Brooklyn and bordered by East Flatbush and Crown Heights
LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 30 minutes by subway
Times Square: 40 minutes by subway