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Prospect Heights apartments have become increasingly sought-after in recent years, both because of their comparably more affordable prices than, for example, the same size and type of home found in next-door Park Slope, but mostly because Prospect Heights is a terrific little neighborhood in and of itself. Yes, some blocks in Prospect Heights are more pleasant and pretty than others, perhaps, but there are enough everyday-life positives to make the community more than a little appealing, and definitely worth exploring for anyone looking for NY apartment. Apartments in Prospect Heights are set within this small community located across Flatbush Avenue from Park Slope, and also bordered by Washington Avenue to the east (and the neighborhood of Bedford Stuvesant), Atlantic Avenue to the north (and Fort Greene and Clinton Hill) and Eastern Parkway to the south (and the magnificent Prospect Park). Prospect Heights is known for its quiet, leafy streets lined with lovely old brownstones—part of the extensive Prospect Heights Historic District--as well as a burgeoning food and nightlife scene on the main commercial strips, especially along Vanderbilt Avenue. The fate of the massive Atlantic Yards Project, which may or may not include an arena for an NBA franchise, the Brooklyn Nets, is still up in the air, and will almost certainly have an impact on the neighborhood, one way or another. In addition to enjoying the neighborhood's many small pleasures, residents of Prospect Heights live next door to several of the borough's great treasures, including the recently renovated Brooklyn Museum, the magisterial Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza (which hosts the second best farmer's greenmarket in New York City), and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and its cherry blossom festival. Of course, the fabulous Prospect Park is adjacent to the nabe, with its ball fields, the Prospect Park Zoo, the beloved dog beach, vast tracts of sunny lawns—particularly, the Long Meadow--free concerts at the band shell, running and cycling paths, and Brooklyn's only lake. Also nearby is the cultural complex Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM, with its ever-changing, cutting-edge slate of concerts, movies, theater, readings, and dance performances. The neighborhood is also extremely well-serviced by public transportation, with the 2, 3, 4, 5, D, B, N, R, and Q trains all with easy walking distance of Prospect Heights apartments. The express Q train, in fact, will get you to Manhattan's Union Square Park in 15 minutes, making Prospect Heights as accessible to downtown Manhattan as it is to its also-fun Brooklyn neighbors.

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Subway Lines

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • b
  • q


  • Acorn Comm Hs
  • Ps 22
  • Ps 316 Elijah G. Stroud School
  • Ps 340
  • Ps 9 Teunis G. Bergen School


  • Dean Playground
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Lowry Triangle
  • Prospect Heights Community Farm
  • Stroud Playground
  • Underhill Playground

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