Crown Heights

A working-class neighborhood at the heart of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community and cultural art institutions.

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, as Crown Heights sheds its less-than-glamorous past.

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

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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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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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

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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.