Prospect Lefferts Gardens Commerce & Culture
Being nestled right up against Prospect Park, the neighborhood allows you to take full advantage of one-third of its namesake. Particularly close is the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, with a rink for roller or ice skating (depending on the season) in addition to boat and bike rentals. The historic Beaux-Arts Boathouse on the Lullwater — home to the Audubon center, for the nature lover — is but a short distance further. PLG is an ever-evolving neighborhood, and that's well reflected by its dining scene. You'll find all corners of the globe represented in food — and, on and off Flatbush, you'll find time-honored classics mingling among newer, more avant-garde arrivals with tasting menus dreamt up from whatever the foragers can haul in. If you want to head to points outside, the 2, 5, B, and Q trains all stop in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, as does the Franklin Avenue Shuttle. The Shuttle is your best bet for a rapid ride north to the picturesque Brooklyn Botanic Garden.