Within its central location and diverse population, Prospect Heights delivers both huge cultural institutions and quiet family friendly streets.
Parks and Rec . . . and Culture, too
At Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights offers the grandest entrance to Prospect Park, a 526 acre Brooklyn gem replete with a zoo, an Audubon center, a botanical garden, an ice rink, a band shell, a carousel, an intricate waterway system, and dozens of recreational and athletic facilities. The Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Library are located at the edge of the park in Prospect Heights and hold a plethora of events and classes. In the northwest corner of the neighborhood sits the Barclay’s Center, a sports and entertainment arena that‘s home to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.
Eat Hip, Shop Hip
Along Vanderbilt and Washington Avenues are charming eateries like Chuko Ramen and Ample Hills as well as a unique nighttime spots like music venue and nerdvana The Way Station and kitschy neighborhood cocktail parlor Bearded Lady. Independent label-filled boutiques like 1 of a Find keep the vibe unpretentiously hip.
Prospect Heights Real Estate
The section north of Grand Army Plaza has been zoned a Historic District to preserve the beautiful brownstones that line the streets. Here and in the many brick row houses of the neighborhood live an ethnic mélange of families who have lived here for generations and newcomers building their own families. Sprinkled here and there, developers have inserted modern 4-5 story buildings into the mix to attract professionals of every bent.