Compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Prospect Heights is relatively small and is notable for its cultural diversity as well as its tree-lined streets. Prospect Heights is rapidly changing demographically, and its shifts are exemplified by a mixture of abandoned buildings and newly built luxury condos. Along the southern boundary, Eastern Parkway, from Grand Army Plaza to Washington Avenue is reminiscent of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue “Museum Mile”. Immense, opulent buildings line the north side of the parkway, and the south side features the Brooklyn Public Library, Mount Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the recently renovated Brooklyn Museum. The interior portion of the neighborhood consists mostly of brownstone-style residential rowhouse buildings, some built as early as 1890.
In The News: Living In Prospect Heights | Close-Up On Prospect Heights. The Boundaries: Runs from Atlantic Avenue in the north to Eastern Parkway in the south and Washington Avenue in the east to Flatbush Avenue in the west. The Commute: The area is served by the 2, 3, 4, B and Q subway lines. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.