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Prospect Heights is a lovely section of brownstone Brooklyn with a culturally diverse community and a ready availability of living amenities. Walking distance from Park Slope and Prospect Park, Prospect Heights is a neighborhood that is convenient but also has a cozy community feel. Architecture in the historic district varies from Greek and Italian revival brownstone rows to freestanding Victorian and carriage houses.
Prospect Heights is bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the north and Eastern Parkway to the south, and runs east to west from Washington Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues were once the primary commercial streets and remain shopping and dining destinations, but the recent arrival of the Atlantic Center has made Atlantic Avenue a main thoroughfare as well. Good restaurants are plentiful in Prospect Heights, ranging from the long standing diner Tom’s to the environmentally-conscious Franny’s.
Several important cultural institutions are convenient to this neighborhood, such as the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is also close by, and Prospect Park provides meadows, playgrounds, and the Brooklyn Zoo.
The Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street station serves as a major transportation hub, providing access to many subway lines and the Long Island Railroad. Other trains and buses are also available in Prospect Heights for easy access to other Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as Manhattan.
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