Prospect Heights is just north of Park Slope, bounded by Flatbush, Atlantic and Washington Avenues to its north, west and east, and Grand Army Plaza at its southern border. A major appeal for anyone moving to Prospect Heights is the neighborhood’s proximity to major Brooklyn Cultural Institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, created in 1895, which has over a million pieces of art within its walls and just wrapped up its “David Bowie Is” exhibit. Next door is The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park by way of Grand Army Plaza. This walkable neighborhood also has many restaurants, cafes and bars.
The neighborhood is a mashup of old and new. Many of the quiet tree-lined blocks in Prospect Heights feature rows of beautiful Brooklyn Brownstones and townhouses, which give the neighborhood a tight knit community feel, and its new development luxury condos gives it a modern touch. The area has seen a lot of construction in recent years, especially with the notable Pacific Park Project that is expected to bring 6,000 rental apartments and condominiums to be built by Greenland Forest City Partners. As the construction continues, even more change is coming to the neighborhood. According to Gib Veconi, the chairman of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, (an organization founded in 2004 that has advocated for historic preservation and traffic calming, among other issues), the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey predicts that upon completion of the Pacific Park Project, the population in Prospect Heights will grow to almost 34,000 in 2025, from around 19,600.
Residents in Prospect Heights enjoy a variety of local restaurants, cafes and bars. For lunch you can visit White Tiger, a contemporary Korean food eatery, or grab dinner at Cheryl’s Global Soul for Caribbean soul cuisine, and for that sweet tooth, head to Ample Hills Creamery for a wide array of ice cream flavors and toppings. Residents looking for night time can visit Weather Up, the neighborhood’s speakeasy that serves creative cocktails, or new comer Bier Wax, a hip-hop bar that serves a rotating list of local beer and only plays music from traditional records. The neighborhood is also just a few minutes’ walk to Barclay’s Center which offers more options for concerts and entertainment.
There are many options for transportation in the area and residents of Prospect Heights can enjoy their community without the headache of a long commute into Manhattan. The 7th Avenue B/Q trains, C train at Clinton Washington, the 2/3 trains at Grand Army Plaza and Bergen Street, and the N, R, 4 and 5 trains at Atlantic Barclays Terminal all service the neighborhood.
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