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About the Neighborhood


While every Brooklyn neighborhood has its own unique history, few are as interesting as Crown Heights. Situated in the heart of Brooklyn and bordered by Prospect Heights, Lefferts Garden, Clinton Hill, Brownsville, Flatbush, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East Flatbush and East New York, this cultural melting pot has been forged by a variety of individuals from many different backgrounds. Delineated by Washington, Atlantic and Howard Avenues, as well as Empire Boulevard, Crown Heights encompasses a generous central swath of Brooklyn.

Like many Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights is constantly reinventing itself—every week a new restaurant opens its doors, a favorite bar becomes a blip on the radar and a trendy new shop opens for business. As Crown Heights continues to develop, there’s no doubt that it will continue to be among Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods for residents and visitors alike.

To get a feel for the energy in Crown Heights, you need only take a walk down Franklin. This colorful avenue is bursting with new businesses, bars and restaurants—most of them locally owned. Further east, you’ll discover a quieter and more residential setting boasting fantastic residential architecture, including a variety of unique row houses and expansive pre-war apartment buildings. Finally, don’t forget to visit Nostrand Avenue to experience the neighborhood’s Caribbean and West Indian culture.

Transportation


While Crown Heights may fit all of your needs at home, the allure of New York City is always prevalent. Luckily, getting around Crown Heights, traveling the borough of Brooklyn or making your way to Manhattan is simple from this well-connected neighborhood.

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Restaurants


Always known for its West Indian specialties, Crown Heights has seen an overwhelming amount of new restaurants emerge, introducing new styles and cuisines fit for any foodie. You'll find post-dinner snacks, cozy cafes and dessert shops all along Franklin Avenue for the perfect finish to any meal.

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Barboncino Pizza 781 Franklin Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.483.8834
http://www.barboncinopizza.com
Bar Corvo 791 Washington Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.0940
http://www.barcorvo.com
Café Rue Dix 1451 Bedford Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
929.234.2543
http://www.caferuedix.com
Little Zelda’s 728 Franklin Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
929.210.9684
http://www.facebook.com/littlezelda/
Catfish 1433 Bedford Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
347.305.3233
http://www.catfishnyc.com
Seven Point Espresso 637 Washington Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
http://www.sevenpointespresso.com/

Nightlife


Pubs, bars and taverns can be spotted across the entire landscape of Crown Heights. Some are landmarks with long-time loyal crowds, others have been revamped alongside their neighborhood.

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Berg’n 899 Bergen St,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.857.2337
http://www.bergn.com
Covenhoven 730 Classon Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.483.9950
http://www.covenhovennyc.com
King Tai 1095 Bergen St,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718.513.1025
http://www.kingtaibar.com
The Crown Inn 724 Franklin Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
347.915.1131
http://www.facebook.com/thecrowninnbrooklyn
Nostrand Avenue Pub 658 Nostrand Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718.483.9699
http://www.facebook.com/nostrandavenuepub

Fitness


Whether you’re looking to get your stretch on at the yoga studio, shred some calories doing CrossFit or pump iron the old-fashioned way, Crown Heights has a gym for you.
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Blink Fitness 250 Utica Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718.844.5335
http://www.blinkfitness.com
Crunch Gym 842 Lefferts Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11203
718.369.1007
http://www.crunch.com
Brooklyn Fit Lab 645 Sterling Pl,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
347.350.6900
http://www.facebook.com/brooklyn-fit-lab
Crow Hill Crossfit 1010 Dean St,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
347.715.3699
http://www.crowhillcrossfit.com
Crown Heights Fitness 1458 President St,
Brooklyn, NY 11213
347.834.9776
http://www.crownheightsfitness.com

Entertainment


Manhattan isn’t the only place you’ll find one-of-a-kind locations to shop, scenic outdoor spaces and plenty of things to do in one place. Crown Heights boasts boutiques, beautiful parks and plenty of fun, exciting places to visit. It's also the home of the Brooklyn Children's Museum. 
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Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.638.5000
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org
Brower Park Saint Marks Ave & Park Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11213
212.639.9675
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brower-park
Owl and Thistle General Store 833 Franklin Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11225
347.722.5836
http://www.owlandthistlegeneral.com
Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718.735.4400
http://www.brooklynkids.org
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens 990 Washington Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718.623.7200
http://www.bbg.org

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