Located at the northwest corner of Prospect Park, Prospect Heights is a relatively quiet and small neighborhood that comes with a fusion of the old and the new. While most of the neighborhood has been designated a Historic District by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, newer developments and high-rise condos have been cropping up in the normally leafy brownstone-lined streets. It's proximity to Barclays Centers gives the neighborhood convenient transportation and endless entertainment…
Located at the northwest corner of Prospect Park, Prospect Heights is a relatively quiet and small neighborhood that comes with a fusion of the old and the new. While most of the neighborhood has been designated a Historic District by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, newer developments and high-rise condos have been cropping up in the normally leafy brownstone-lined streets. It's proximity to Barclays Centers gives the neighborhood convenient transportation and endless entertainment options such as shopping and dinning. Prospect Height's close proximity to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music also provides plenty of activities for residents to enjoy.
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
Population Density: 17,631 people; population density 51,473 people per square mile (Brooklyn-wide: 34,917 people per square mile)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Park Slope, Crown Heights, Fort Greene
Public Transit: 2/3, N/R/W (Barclays Center), B/Q
What’s Here?: Prospect Heights is a rapidly evolving neighborhood of leafy brownstone-lined streets interspersed with new high-rise developments and townhouses. In the flourishing commercial center, you can now find everything from excellent upscale dining at new American spots like James and the Vanderbilt to old-school diners and soul food joints. Shopping options reflect the same range, with indie clothing stores, boutique wine shops and quaint bakeries sharing real estate with swanky cocktail lounges like Weather Up and gritty dive bars.
Nestled at the northwest corner of Prospect Park and bounded by the busy thoroughfares of Flatbush, Atlantic and Washington Avenues, the area blends the picturesque vibe of Park Slope with a less-polished edge. Proximity to Barclays Center offers convenient transportation with connections to multiple subways and the LIRR.
Get a dose of culture at the nearby Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library. Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the west offer endless entertainment options.
Flat or Tall?: Small and relatively quiet, Prospect Heights is a fusion of modern and old, characterized by tree-lined residential blocks, with a generous mix of restaurants, bars and shops on the larger streets like Vanderbilt Avenue. Newer developments and high-rise condos are cropping up more, juxtaposed against older reconstruction projects and brownstones.
History: Much of the neighborhood has been designated a Historic District by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The ethnically diverse, predominately middle-class area has Jewish, Italian, Greek, and German cultural roots, among others.
Activities: Nosh on warm doughnuts at seasonally-focused 606 R&D and modern Japanese at Chuko Ramen, then shop for anything from rare tea at Chrysanthemum to vintage books at Unnameable Books. Visit the Brooklyn Museum and walk through the northern paths of Prospect Park. Finish with some of the city’s most-praised Italian at Franny’s.
Check It Out: Don’t miss the annual Labor Day West Indian Parade Day, and the weekly farmers market in Grand Army Plaza.
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Prospect Heights is located within 11238. This area currently has 53,992 residents in 23,996 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 35.6.
When looking at residents older than 25, 14.26% have graduated from high school, 32.20% have a bachelor's degree, and 26.79% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 68% and the median income in this zipcode is $75,757.
At least 70.67% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 39.7 minutes.
Geographically, 11238 is a part of Kings County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,606,852 residents, or 938,803 households with a median income of $50,640. Kings County, New York residents have a median age of 34.5 and 70.55% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Kings County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 37.8. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.