Crown Heights

A vibrant urban neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn.

Welcome to Crown Heights

A vibrant urban neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn.
 
Located right in the center of Brooklyn, Crown Heights offers its residents the best spot in the borough! 
 
Once one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Crown Heights has an impressive array of Victorian mansions and majestic townhouses. Central Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted’s influence can be seen on the neighborhood’s stroll-worthy streets, and residents love weekend walks through the historic district. 
 
This up-and-coming neighborhood is quickly becoming the star of Brooklyn and caters to newcomers with plenty of modern housing developments and a variety of building styles. Brimming with new bars and restaurants, trendy cafes, cultural offerings, and more, this exciting locale retains an open, unpretentious air.  
 

What to Love

  • Central location
  • Lively art and music scene
  • Top-notch restaurants
  • Friendly, inclusive vibe
  • Historic buildings and plenty of green space
 

People and Lifestyle

With its reputation for a community feel and friendly vibe, Crown Heights is the neighborhood where you’ll actually meet your neighbors! Block parties are still common and locals greet each other from their brownstone stoops. The small businesses here offer a warm, inclusive welcome, making it easy to become a regular at your favorite eatery or cafe.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Crown Heights, known for its authentic, unpretentious eateries, is the perfect spot for dining out. Get together with friends at Chavela's (and make sure to try the queso fundido!) or take the gang to The Ryerson for happy hour or weekend brunch. The menu has something for every craving, from quiche and avocado toast to spicy chicken biscuits. 
 
If Italian comfort food is calling your name, AITA Trattoria may just be your new favorite hangout. The stunning, old-world style menu offers seasonal dishes and local ingredients as well as organic, biodynamic wines.
 
For a taste of the South, there’s no better place than Catfish, which serves up classic Cajun eats like po’ boys and shrimp and grits.
 

Things to Do

Whether you’re looking for a day in the sun or a deep dive into art and culture, Crown Heights has so much to offer, you won’t even need to cross the river to nearby Manhattan. 
 
This is home to the impressive Brooklyn Museum, which offers an extensive collection of art from all over the world. Here you’ll find pieces from Europe, Asia, and ancient Egypt, as well as contemporary and indigenous work. The museum also offers art courses and studio classes for students of every age and ability. 
 
Outdoor spaces abound in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Grab a morning coffee and head to the stunning, tree-lined Eastern Parkway, designed by Olmsted and the first of its kind in the world, or lace up your walking shoes and explore the Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park (co-named in 1932 for the Brooklyn business leader). Stroll along the park’s beautiful 17 acres or sweat it out with a game of tennis at one of the many courts. 
 
Stroud Playground offers more green space and is a favorite workout destination. Residents love the walking track and fitness equipment, as well as the basketball and handball courts. The park also provides playgrounds for kids of all ages and abilities.
 
Wildbirds, a bar and live music venue, celebrates groove-based music every day of the week, including afrobeat, cumbia, soul, and funk. They feature pop-up food vendors and specialty cocktails and aim to build a sense of community for music lovers of every background.
 

Schools

Crown Heights is home to the renowned Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment. BASE students get out of the classroom and into Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park, museums, nature preserves, and more in this engaging grade 9-12 curriculum. 
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