Prospect Heights Commerce & Culture
Prospect Park isn't the neighborhood's only Olmsted and Vaux landmark: The duo would go on to design Eastern Parkway, the nation's first such thoroughfare and a venue for some of Prospect Heights' most treasured cultural institutions. The Brooklyn Museum is home to over one million works of art, from ancient Egypt all the way through artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko. Closer yet to the neighborhood's defined center lies the 352,000-square-foot Central Library — the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch, and a bonafide event destination since the addition of the 189-seat S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture. Those who think with their mouths should unquestionably head towards Vanderbilt and Washington avenues, where standout eateries of all sorts bloom like the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (Did we mention that's here, too?).