Crown Heights

Get a taste of how cool Crown Heights can be, but remain aware of your surroundings.

Home to many of Brooklyn’s museums and boasting the influence of a strong Caribbean community, Crown Heights adds a dash of spice to Brooklyn’s varied mix of neighborhoods. Although Crown Heights merits its somewhat seedy, rough and tumble reputation, its wholesome and highly anticipated street carnivals cultivate sincere neighborliness. The neighborhood's small businesses continue to infuse its streets with vigor, and soon Crown Heights may escape its less-than-glamorous past.

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On the Map

Crown Heights is within Brooklyn and bordered by Prospect Heights, Lefferts Garden, Clinton Hill, Brownsville, Flatbush, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East Flatbush, and East New York

Laguardia Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 26 minutes by subway
Times Square: 37 minutes by subqay

Crown Heights' Rich Architectural Landscape

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Many of Crown Heights' apartments are stunning examples of quintessential Brooklyn brownstones.

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A [...] racially diverse neighborhood- comprised mainly of families, younger professionals, and artists- this area offers many conveniences such as markets and local shopping, cafes and a bevy of dining/eating options… In addition to the Brooklyn Museum & Children’s Museum, Botanical Gardens, and Prospect Park being within walking distance so are the popular sections of Park Slopes, Fort Green and Clinton Hills."

Cultural Ties In Crown Heights

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The Caribbean culture deeply influences Crown Heights.

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An Orthodox Jewish community also calls the neighborhood home.

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The two cultures seamlessly coexist in Crown Heights.

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The neighborhood is celebrated as a destination that welcomes diversity.

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In Crown Heights, more restaurants and boutiques are opening their doors instead of closing them.

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Crown Heights doesn't seem to have the best reputation, but the neighborhood isn't completely unsafe - we met a number of really nice people while we were walking to the subway and everyone seems to know what's going on in the neighborhood."

Deya

Visited in 2013

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.

Cameron Blaylock

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