Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide

Prospect Heights

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Prospect Heights

 

 

Prospect Heights is the neighborhood in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn south of ProspectPark and east of Park Slope.  The neighborhood spans from Flatbush Avenue east to Washington Avenue, and from the Eastern Parkway up to Atlantic Avenue.  Prospect Heights is a lovely and quiet neighborhood, with historic brownstones and townhouses as well as new luxury high-rises, all located along the beautiful tree-lined streets of the area.  The neighborhood is home to people of all ethnicities and ages, and is a favorite among young professionals and older residents alike.  Extremely close by are the BrooklynArt Museum, the BrooklynBotanical Gardens, and the Brooklyn Public Library, as well as famous ProspectPark, with its 500 acres of green space, playgrounds, fields, and more.  With the rising popularity of the neighborhood, ProspectHeights has seen many new restaurants, bars, and shops open up to cater to the many needs of the population.  ProspectHeights is also just minutes away from Manhattan on the subway, but offers a more peaceful alternative to city life.

 

WHY YOU’LL LOVE LIVING THERE:

 

Restaurants

ProspectHeights is home to fabulous restaurants of all ethnicities.  Neighborhood favorite Brooklyn Pizza Factory (663 Vanderbilt Ave) offers delicious pizza of all kinds, while James (605 Carlton Ave) is an upscale, traditional American restaurant.  For great Japanese food, check out Gen (659 Washington Ave), or for mouth-watering barbecue, try Wing Wagon (351 Flatbush Ave).

 

Attractions

ProspectPark is an excellent place for many different activities in ProspectHeights.  The park has fields, running tracks, a skating rink, horse-back riding facilities, playgrounds, and more.  The Brooklyn Art Museum (BAM) is nearby, as well as the BrooklynBotanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Public Library.

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Travel throughout ProspectHeights and into Manhattan is extremely easy with the many subway options.  The 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains stop at Atlantic Avenue and Franklin Avenue, while the B and Q stop at Seventh Avenue.  ProspectHeights is also near the BrooklynBridge, the ManhattanBridge, and the WilliamsburgBridge, allowing for easy access into Manhattan.  The nearby Pavillion Movie Theater offers the latest movies for additional entertainment.

 

 

Schools

A number of schools are located in ProspectHeights, including P.S. 9, P.S. 22, P.S. 316, Acorn Community H.S., and I.S. 340.

 

Nightlife

Trendy bars and lounges are aplenty in ProspectHeights.  Neighborhood favorite Flatbush Bar(n) (76 St. Mark’s Ave) is a great place to hang out with friends, while Plan B (626 Vanderbilt Ave) is a fun sports bar in the area.

 

Shopping

ProspectHeights is home to many adorable boutiques and classic shops, as well as gourmet markets and bakeries.  The many upscale boutiques of Park Slope are only a few minutes away as well.

 

Other restaurants in ProspectHeights:

 

  • Beast (638 Bergen Street)- $$- Spanish, Tapas
  • ChanYangGarden (479 Bergen Street)- $- Chinese
  • Cheryl’s Global Soul Food (236 Underhill Ave)- $$- Soul food, Global
  • Flatbush Farm (76 St. Mark’s Ave)- $$$- American
  • franny’s (295 Flatbush Ave)- $- Pizza, Italian
  • Geido (331 Flatbush Ave)- $$- Japanese
  • Kombit Creole (279 Flatbush Ave)- $$- Caribbean
  • Tavern on Dean (755 Dean Street)- $$- American

For more restaurants in ProspectHeights, go to New York Magazine’s restaurant page: http://nymag.com/restaurants/?f=food

 

Other bars in ProspectHeights:

 

  • Bar Sepia (234 Underhill Ave)- Bar
  • Cornelius (565 Vanderbilt Ave)- Cocktail Lounge
  • Sharlene’s (353 Flatbush Ave)- Bar
  • The Vanderbilt (570 Vanderbilt Ave)- Bar
  • Soda Bar (629 Vanderbilt Ave)- Neighborhood Favorite, Bar
  • Washington Commons (434 Park Place)- Pub
  • Weather Up (589 Vanderbilt Ave)- Cocktail Bar

For more bars in ProspectHeights, go to New York Magazine’s bars page: http://nymag.com/nightlife/?f=bars

 

Gyms:

 

  • Eastern Athletic Club (17 Eastern Parkway)
  • New York Sports Club (NYSC) (453 Fifth Ave)
  • BootcampRepublic (231 Ocean Ave)

 

Dry Cleaners/Tailors:

 

  • Bubbleworks Laundromat and Professional Dry Cleaners (718 Washington Ave)
  • Caree Cleaners (646 Vanderbilt Ave)
  • VIP French Cleaners Inc. (661 Vanderbilt Ave)
  • Happy Cleaners (649 Vanderbilt Ave)

 

Liquor Stores:

 

  • Liquor Warehouse (749 Bergen Street)
  • Wine Exchange (595 Vanderbilt Ave)
  • GrandPlaza Liquor (764 Washington Ave)
  • Love Liquor & Wines (797 Washington Ave)