Commerce & Culture
Vanderbilt Avenue is Prospect Heights’ main commercial strip, and evidence indicates that residents like sweets: You can find Ample Hills, Milk Bar, and a new location of Van Leeuwen if you want ice cream, along with bakeries and cafés. Unnameable Books is a favorite of bibliophiles throughout Brooklyn. The streets that form Prospect Heights’ eastern and western borders, Fulton and Washington, are its other main dining and drinking destinations. Venture down side streets to find gems like James, on Carlton Avenue, and Sofreh, a highly praised haute Persian restaurant on St. Mark’s Avenue. When it comes to culture, look west and north — toward the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (as well as other venues in Fort Greene). In the opposite direction, the Brooklyn Museum and the enormous Central Library (the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library) are just to the south of the neighborhood.