Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, is a neighbourhood that borders the beautiful Prospect Park and several cultural organisations to the south, including the Brooklyn Museum, along with lively restaurants and charming shops on tree and brownstone lined streets.
“Prospect Heights exemplifies Brooklyn life in the 21st century with a trendy and welcoming vibe that appeals to both visitors and New Yorkers,” said Marty Markowitz, NYC & Company’s Vice President of Borough Promotion and Engagement. “Whether it’s cheering on the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center or eating brunch with visitors from around the world at legendary Tom’s Restaurant, visitors can get a real feel for Brooklyn’s cool factor.”
Experience Prospect Heights Like a Local
- Attractions: Opened in 2012 as Brooklyn’s newest sports and entertainment venue, the 18,000 seatBarclays Center is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and, most recently, the NHL’s New York Islanders. Nearby, the Brooklyn Museum features a large permanent collection of art and rotating exhibits, and next door to that, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden features 40,000 species of plants from across the globe. Visitors can take in the stunning architecture of the Brooklyn Public Library or enjoy one of its 1.5 million books and magazines.
- Dining: Chuko Ramen serves up ramen and Japanese inspired dishes with unexpected ingredients and flavor combinations, while The Islands gives visitors a taste of the Caribbean with savory jerk chicken and calypso shrimp. Established in 1936, Tom’s Restaurant is a family owned and operated diner known for their pancakes, egg creams and key lime rickeys. A seasonal American gastropub, The Vanderbilt serves everything from eggplant lasagna to grilled pork chops. For delicious homemade ice cream, Ample Hills prides itself on creative flavors such as Snap, Mallow, Pop (marshmallow ice cream with buttery Rice Krispies clusters) and The Raw Deal (vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes and homemade brown butter chocolate cookie dough). El Atoradero, a popular Poblano Mexican joint that originally operated in the Bronx, recently relocated to the neighbourhood and features homemade Mexican eats and outdoor seating.
- Nightlife: Serving up classic and modern cocktails, Tooker Alley is a speakeasy that gets its name from the location of Chicago’s famed Dil Pickle Club. For a high-end drink or two or more, Weather Up is an old-fashioned cocktail bar and a popular choice among locals.
- Shops: For unique souvenirs from the neighbourhood and a taste of Brooklyn’s artisan culture, Empire Mayonnaise sells a wide variety of mayonnaise flavors from bacon to white truffle (call in advance as business hours vary). For bookworms, Unnameable Books sells new and used books and also hosts events including talks, book launches and readings.
“I’m proud to call myself a resident of Prospect Heights, and even prouder to share my beautiful neighbourhood with the world,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “Our dining experiences are first-rate, our nightlife scene is energetic, and our neighbours are a wonderful reflection of our borough’s rich diversity. Our historic brownstones, tree-lined streets, and unique storefronts make Prospect Heights a perfect prospect for any visit to New York City.”
The neighbourhood is easily accessible by the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q and R subway lines.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, is the latest neighbourhood to be featured by NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, as part of its series of NYCGO Insider Guides. The short documentary features tips from locals and can be found here https://youtu.be/MdQhQ1XRGQI ,