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Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights

An impressive structural neighborhood as any, Prospect Heights is built like a great European boulevard. Anchored by the arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park, this is Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue. It's grand, stylish, and epic with edifices worthy of any city.

That's why the neighborhood has remained one of the strongest residential corridors in the city. Just off the Plaza, Richard Meier's "On Prospect Park" added a touch of modernity to the classic feel. For most of the year, an outdoor food market takes place across the street near the entrance to the park. Recent additions to Vanderbilt Avenue include upscale restaurants. Composers, literary agents, newspaper writers, lawyers, and doctors live in the regal buildings that line Eastern Parkway.

The neighborhood has seen significant improvement to the east near Franklin Avenue. Clothing boutiques, wine bars, and new developments are prominent as Brooklyn's growth in popularity continues. There is still incredible value in this neighborhood. A one-bedroom on pretty streets with names like Sterling Place can still be had at entry level prices

CLASSICS AND INSIDE TIPS:

Dine: The Vanderbilt. Tasty food and drink brings in neighborhood authors, local politicians, and a young crowd.

Do: Brooklyn Museum. World-class exhibitions and collections in one of the boroughs majestic buildings. 

See: Grand Army Plaza. New York City's version of the "Arch de Triomphe," it connects all of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Library across the street is a worthy neighbor.

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