Lefferts Garden

Caribbean flavors and quaint townhouses typify this easily accessible Brooklyn neighborhood.

An ethnically diverse neighborhood bordering Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Lefferts Garden mixes easy accessibility with down-to-earth amiability. Serving up some of NYC’s finest Caribbean cuisine on the ground floors of its brownstones and townhouses, this neighborhood is appreciated for its quiet streets and commuter-friendly location.

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On the Map

Lefferts Garden is within Flatbush and Brooklyn and bordered by Crown Heights and East Flatbush

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 30 minutes by subway
Times Square: 40 minutes by subway

Unpretentious Along Prospect Park

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Lefferts Garden comprises an easy-going community along Brooklyn's beloved park, Prospect Park.

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Mostly residential and mainly low-key, this Brooklyn neighborhood maintains an even keel.

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It's easy to reach Manhattan from Lefferts Garden. The neighborhood has its own subway station.

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[Welcome to] the trendy hood called Brooklyn Lefferts Garden...a multi-ethnic, friendly, safe neighborhood."

Caribbean Influence in Lefferts Garden

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Lefferts Garden stands out for its culinary culture–Caribbean markets and restaurants populate the neighborhood.

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The train ride to Manhattan is only 15 minutes! The train takes you directly to Times Square, Union Square, the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, The Village, Harlem, Chinatown, the Upper West Side and Central Park. You can also take a short subway ride to the beach (Brighton Beach, Coney Island)."

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.

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