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).