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Prospect Heights

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

This Large Neighborhood Stretches from the New Barclays Center to Prospect Park

While it doesn't have the tony reputation of neighboring Park Slope, Prospect Heights has seen revitalization in recent years, evident in the new businesses along Vanderbilt and Washington avenues.

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At a Glance

  • Play ball: When the Brooklyn Nets arrived at the Barclay's Center in 2012, it was the first time in more than 50 years that Brooklyn had its own major sport team.
  • Namesake: Vanderbilt Avenue, which cuts through the center of Prospect Heights, is named after railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt.
  • Parade route: The annual West Indian Day Parade, the largest in North America, takes over Eastern Parkway on Labor Day.

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About Prospect Heights

Prospect Park is a Brooklyn neighborhood tucked between tranquil Prospect Park and busy Atlantic Avenue. It's where the old Brooklyn of stately co-op buildings with park views meets new condos and commercial development. (The latter are rising, most notably, from the 22-acre Atlantic Yards project in the neighborhood's northwestern corner.) The shift between the two happens dramatically as you walk from the museums and monuments on Eastern Parkway up Vanderbilt Avenue, past a spate of new Read More [+]

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