Prospect Heights has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.
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Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn whose elegant brownstones and leafy streets give it a regal look. This is a family-oriented community, though new development is spawning a huge number of apartment units, including a "star-chitect"-designed tower, and new restaurants and bars are popping up on the two commercial thoroughfares. This has made the neighborhood increasingly attractive to young professionals.
The neighborhood has a rich culture. On your front doorstep are all 585 acres (237 hectares) of Prospect Park. Designed by the same gentlemen responsible for Manhattan's Central Park, you'll find plenty of grassy spaces for lounging around, walking and running paths, a lake, fishing, athletic fields, horseback riding, nature walks, boating, playgrounds, and a green market.
You've also got the Brooklyn Museum, which has everything from ancient Egyptian relics to contemporary paintings, and the 52 acre Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In the corner of the neighborhood is the Barclays Center, a massive arena complex that hosts professional basketball and hockey games, boxing matches, concerts, and other events.
Residents also benefit from being on top of a transit hub for New York's subway system: nine different subway lines come through here and two more are accessible just a few blocks away.
Prospect Heights is bordered on the north by Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, on the east by Crown Heights, on the south by Prospect Park, and on the west by Park Slope.
Wall Street: 4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Rockefeller Center: 8.6 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 10.1 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 1.7 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
The newish home of the Brooklyn Nets also showcases other entertainment and sports events throughout the year.
Circa-1936 American eatery serving breakfast and lunch that's particularly popular on weekends.
An ample selection of tasty ice cream (and free samples) are available at his branch of Ample Hills.
The brainchild of three ramen geeks with chops from the trenches of modern Japanese cuisine.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a sprawling urban botanic garden in the heart of Brooklyn; the annual cherry blossom festival draws attendees from all over the city.
Laid-back restaurant serving up authentic Caribbean food. Try the jerk chicken.
Massive museum featuring everything from ancient Egyptian art to 20th century masters; hosts Thursday night events ranging from Salsa lessons to documentary screenings.
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