Throughout the years, with a tight rental market and low vacancies in popular, young and hip neighborhoods, residents and those new to the Big Apple, have been looking to expand in neighborhoods that still have edge, easy transit, and the possibility of an up and coming dining scene. Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, an area also known as ProCro, in the last decade, has been slowly turning into the affordable, Brooklyn hot spot.
The neighborhood is made up of brownstones built in the 1890s and new luxury apartment buildings. Walking down many side streets you see the classic Brooklyn stoops with thick banisters along the sides that have lions' heads spouting out toward the streets. Prospect Heights, with its all-embracing architecture, is now an extremely diverse neighborhood, consisting of a mixed white and black culture. This neighborhood is known to be one of the most largest historic districts surrounding Prospect Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The same landscape designers that designed Central Park and the scenic route of Eastern Parkway- Prospect Height's bordering main street where the West Indian Day Parade takes place. There are many reasons to visit this cool Brooklyn neighborhood; it's close to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library the Botanical Gardens and many new eateries. Here are our two favorites that our worth revisiting.