If you want to have a wonderful, fun and interesting day whether on the weekend or during the week please come to visit Prospect Heights in Brooklyn New York. Prospect Heights is one of many beautiful Brooklyn neighborhoods.
The two main streets that run parallel to one another through Prospect Heights are Vanderbilt Avenue and Washington Ave. You can stroll for hours amongst the magnificent trees, pastures and gardens at the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanical Garden or take a walk or bike through the gorgeous and sprawling Prospect Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Manhattan's Central Park.
If you prefer to spend the day indoors, you can visit the Brooklyn Museum, with New York City's second largest art collection or take a tour through the historic Brooklyn Public Library in Grand Army Plaza.
After all of that strolling, walking, touring and sightseeing you undoubtedly will have worked up a big appetite. Well, there is an abundance of fabulous restaurants to choose from on both Vanderbilt and Washington Avenues. If Mediterranean, Spanish Tapas and American Nouveau cuisine suit you than Beast on Vanderbilt Ave is a great choice. If you prefer Vegan and Vegetarian food than Natural Blend on Washington Ave is an excellent choice. Dave, the owner of Natural Blend will take great care of you. The food is inventive, fresh, extremely tasty and healthy. After dinner in Prospect Heights you may want to stop in to have dessert at D's Just Desserts on Bergen Street between Washington and Underhill Avenues for homemade pies and cakes or Ample Hills Creamery on Vanderbilt Ave between St Marks and Prospect Place for homemade ice cream and cookies.
If you want to be entertained by some of the best acts in the music business such as Jay Z, Barbara Streisand, The Rolling Stones just to name a few, check out the Barclay Center's concert schedule. If basketball is more your style then check out the Brooklyn Nets to see if they are in town at the Barclay Center. They have a great team and they are ”bringin it”!
As you can well imagine, Prospect Heights has become one of the hottest neighborhoods to live in. Real Estate values have risen over the last number of years. Pricing for a renovated old home or a two family Brownstone on a tree lined street starts in the $2.5M range and goes up, or a 2 bedroom Condo can start at $475,000.00 and go up dramatically from there. A one bedroom rental apartment can range from $1,800.00 to $2,500.00 per month.
Different parts of Prospect Heights are easily accessible via the subway to by taking the 2,3,4,5, B or Q trains to Atlantic Avenue, 2, 3 trains to Bergen Street, B, Q trains to Seventh Avenue, 2, 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza, 2, 3 trains to Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn Museum, S train to The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 2,3,4,5 trains to Franklin Avenue and the S train to Park Place.
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photos by Anna Kader