Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights is full of cultural institutions from Brooklyn Central Library and the Brooklyn Museum to famous Brooklyn landmarks like Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park at its doorstep. 

While these landmarks are all destinations on their own, the historic brownstone-lined streets, shops, and dining scene along Vanderbilt Avenue here attract visitors and is a sought-after neighborhood to reside in with locals.

Neighborhood Highlights:

  • Grand Army Plaza is a historic monument and majestic entrance to Prospect Park. The grand arch is the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument dedicated to Civil War heroes. Visitors can visit the weekly green market at the plaza, sit on a bench around the fountains and statues, and witness a harmonious blend of historical grandeur and modern urban life at this iconic gateway to Prospect Park.
  • Visitors can enter Prospect Park through Grand Army Plaza where you’ll find scenic lawns, historic and preserved archways, and trails that take you to the park’s scenic heart.
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a horticultural paradise nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. Visitors can enjoy its stunning array of meticulously curated gardens and conservancies. It’s especially a popular place to visit during the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom at the famed Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
  • The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest of the museums in New York City with over 1.5 million works of art and cultural artifacts spanning ancient civilizations to contemporary works.
  • Brooklyn Public Library, known as Central Library is the main branch of Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza containing over 1.7 million materials in its collection and has a million annual visitors. The entrance is meant to look like Egyptian hieroglyphics, but they all have special connections to literary characters from famous works of literature.
  • Catch a show at Brooklyn’s main entertainment venue Barclays Center where you can catch the Brooklyn Nets or New York Liberty professional basketball teams at their home court, see a concert, or other types of fun events that take place in this giant complex.