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Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights
Living in Prospect Heights

New and old converge in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights, thanks to a sprawling historic district, trendy cuisine options, and brand new attractions. The diverse community, with an impressive collection of libraries, museums and public art events, treats its residents to a daily dose of cultural experiences, as well as plenty of green spaces for enjoying time outdoors.

About 27 minutes to Union Square in Manhattan by train, Prospect Heights makes for an easy commute. Residents can reach to the rest of the city on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, D, N, R, B, and Q lines from nearby stations. The neighborhood's tree-lined streets, sense of community, and access to all that New York City offers makes Prospect Heights a compelling choice for real estate shoppers.   

Prospect Heights real estate

Prospect Heights real estate options are varied: row houses in Italian and Greek Revival styles, considered part of the neighborhood’s official historic district, are available as single-family residences or co-ops divided into multiple living spaces. Tranquil private gardens and a strong sense of neighborhood help make these brownstones a desirable option.

Prospect Heights history

Although Prospect Heights first rose to prominence during the Revolutionary War as the setting of the Battle of Brooklyn, the neighborhood truly took shape almost 100 years later with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum in 1841 and Prospect Park in 1867, spurring significant diverse residential growth across the neighborhood. The glorious Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library opened in 1941. New York City gave it Landmark status in 1997 and it joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. In 2009, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to create a Prospect Heights Historic District.

Prospect Heights attractions

For one of the best collections of artwork in New York City, you’ll love the Brooklyn Museum’s display of masterpieces from historic Egyptian, European and African art, as well as contemporary works. The sprawling, iconic complex also hosts free educational classes for the entire family and maintains a calendar of weekly film screenings.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden brings spectacular flora to city life. Exotic flowers, rare plants and tree-lined pathways give locals a deep appreciation for their surrounding environment. Nature walks, rotating exhibits and educational activities for children and adults makes the urban garden a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

Prospect Heights shopping

Prospect Heights beer connoisseurs love the convenience of Bitter and Esters; the local brew shop sells all things beer including brewing kits, ingredients and carbonators. They also brew on premise and let patrons schedule brew days, attend workshops and bottle their beer to take home.

1 of a Find NYC’s eclectic stock of vintage fashion, home goods and accessories make it the perfect place to stock up for your Prospect Heights property. The retail store might be wedged into an unassuming row of brick buildings, but it houses floor-to-ceiling racks of colorful clothes, eye-turning fabrics and lots of rare jewelry.

Prospect Heights events

For NBA basketball and NHL hockey games, world-class performing arts and concerts from the biggest acts around, you’ll want to visit Barclays Center in Prospect Heights. Along with Madison Square Garden, this modern indoor arena serves as one of New York City’s primary spots for top events that draw tens of thousands of fans.

Find Greenmarket’s flagship Brooklyn location at Grand Army Plaza in nearby Park Slope. Selling local and fresh farm products year-round, the farmer’s market also hosts community events on Saturdays, including live music, cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

Living in Prospect Heights
New and old converge in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights, thanks to a sprawling historic district, trendy cuisine options, and brand new attractions. The diverse community, with an impressive collection of libraries, museums and public art events, treats its residents to a daily dose of cultural experiences, as well as plenty of green spaces for enjoying time outdoors.

About 27 minutes to Union Square in Manhattan by train, Prospect Heights makes for an easy commute. Residents can reach to the rest of the city on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, D, N, R, B, and Q lines from nearby stations. The neighborhood's tree-lined streets, sense of community, and access to all that New York City offers makes Prospect Heights a compelling choice for real estate shoppers.   

Prospect Heights real estate

Prospect Heights real estate options are varied: row houses in Italian and Greek Revival styles, considered part of the neighborhood’s official historic district, are available as single-family residences or co-ops divided into multiple living spaces. Tranquil private gardens and a strong sense of neighborhood help make these brownstones a desirable option.

Prospect Heights history

Although Prospect Heights first rose to prominence during the Revolutionary War as the setting of the Battle of Brooklyn, the neighborhood truly took shape almost 100 years later with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum in 1841 and Prospect Park in 1867, spurring significant diverse residential growth across the neighborhood. The glorious Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library opened in 1941. New York City gave it Landmark status in 1997 and it joined the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. In 2009, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to create a Prospect Heights Historic District.

Prospect Heights attractions

For one of the best collections of artwork in New York City, you’ll love the Brooklyn Museum’s display of masterpieces from historic Egyptian, European and African art, as well as contemporary works. The sprawling, iconic complex also hosts free educational classes for the entire family and maintains a calendar of weekly film screenings.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden brings spectacular flora to city life. Exotic flowers, rare plants and tree-lined pathways give locals a deep appreciation for their surrounding environment. Nature walks, rotating exhibits and educational activities for children and adults makes the urban garden a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

Prospect Heights shopping

Prospect Heights beer connoisseurs love the convenience of Bitter and Esters; the local brew shop sells all things beer including brewing kits, ingredients and carbonators. They also brew on premise and let patrons schedule brew days, attend workshops and bottle their beer to take home.

1 of a Find NYC’s eclectic stock of vintage fashion, home goods and accessories make it the perfect place to stock up for your Prospect Heights property. The retail store might be wedged into an unassuming row of brick buildings, but it houses floor-to-ceiling racks of colorful clothes, eye-turning fabrics and lots of rare jewelry.

Prospect Heights events

For NBA basketball and NHL hockey games, world-class performing arts and concerts from the biggest acts around, you’ll want to visit Barclays Center in Prospect Heights. Along with Madison Square Garden, this modern indoor arena serves as one of New York City’s primary spots for top events that draw tens of thousands of fans.

Find Greenmarket’s flagship Brooklyn location at Grand Army Plaza in nearby Park Slope. Selling local and fresh farm products year-round, the farmer’s market also hosts community events on Saturdays, including live music, cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

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