Prospect Heights

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Get to know Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights sits north of Prospect Park, south of Atlantic Avenue, east of Flatbush, and west of Washington. Its location is one of its principal appeals, with 10 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road serving Atlantic Terminal—just about every Brooklyn highlight feels a stone’s throw away. The area exudes an exceptionally relaxed feel for such a central corner of New York City, and that’s influenced largely by the 526-acre urban oasis next door. Leafy blocks of 19th-century row houses comprise the bulk of Prospect Heights, along with some larger apartment buildings from the same period. The development of Pacific Park, surrounding the Barclays Center, has ushered newer and more skyward luxury developments along the neighborhood’s northern edge, concentrated on the blocks between Atlantic and Dean Street.

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Prospect Heights Commerce & Culture

Vanderbilt Avenue is the Main Street of Prospect Heights and ends right at Grand Army Plaza, which hosts Brooklyn’s largest Saturday greenmarket and countless other events year-round. The blocks leading up to the park are a vibrant canvas of small business and home to some of the most coveted dinner reservations in the entire borough — notably Sofreh, a stunning Persian spot, and Olmsted, where one can sip craft cocktails year-round in the backyard micro-farm in the company of its resident quails, Gary and Lucy. Venture down side streets to find gems like James, on Carlton Avenue, or the handsome Gold Star Beer Counter, off Underhill. The neighborhood is also the gateway to the borough’s most treasured cultural attractions: The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and the enormous Central Library (the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library).