Prospect Heights

You’ll feel right at home in this down-to-earth but culturally stimulating Brooklyn neighborhood.

Prospect Heights is Brooklyn's answer to Manhattan’s Museum Mile—this burgeoning neighborhood boasts the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens, and the enormous central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Known as Park Slope's pretention-less neighbor, Prospect Heights casually matches its counterpart when it comes to entertaining. The neighborhood is home to myriad restaurants, bars, cafes, and boutiques that evince a distinctly “come as you are” Brooklyn vibe.

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On the Map

Prospect Heights is within Brooklyn and bordered by Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, and Crown Heights

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 29 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 21 minutes by subway

Effortless Style in the Heart of Brooklyn

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Perfectly weathered townhouses and a Beaux-Arts triumphal arch endear Prospect Heights to residents and visitors.

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A pristine playground in the heart of Brooklyn, Prospect Heights is equal parts put-together and unpretentious.

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It's easy to get to Manhattan, but the neighborhood's relaxed pace often makes people reluctant to leave.

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Prospect Heights is just so idyllic, you know?

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If you don't know the area, the neighborhood is chock full of lovely Brownstones and fabulous restaurants."

A Community of Neighbors

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Prospect Heights' unhurried pace and genial residents provide a suburban-feeling haven for families.

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And friends.

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Despite its unassuming atmosphere, Prospect Heights is not without personality.

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Artistic creations live everywhere. From the walls of its cafes to its sidewalks and stoops, Prospect Heights engages its residents.

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Diverse residential neighborhood with tons of restaurants..."

Prospect Heights' Boutique Sensibilities

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From its ice cream shops to its independent bookstores, Prospect Heights keeps it hyper-local and always intimate.

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Prospect Heights' Grand Public Spaces

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The Brooklyn Museum houses New York City's second largest collection of art.

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Nearby Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens provide peaceful respite from the clamor of the city.

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Very central to cute cafes and restos, and right by a beautiful green space, Prospect Park, and also close to a second gorgeous green space, Greenwood Cemetery. (If you like that stuff.)"

Caroline

Visited in 2012

Photography

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

Susie Cushner is a professional photographer based in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her work is primarily focused on still life, food, travel cultural and lifestyle subjects. She's inspired by the joy of revealing things to others; hopefully, with an unexpected perspective. Photography offers Susie continuous opportunities to identify and express creative narratives of the ordinary and extraordinary.

Susie Cushner

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Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighborhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.

Julia Robbs

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