Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's most beautiful neighborhoods, with its magnificent landmark brownstones and a unique landscape. The gorgeous Prospect Park is known for its tranquility, beauty and itís many miles of greenery. In the summer, the Prospect Park Band shell is the stage for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival featuring outstanding live music and dance and also there are the many Caribbean/Reggae concerts. This charming neighborhood is great for shopping and there are Dozens of restaurants for eating out. There is also great night life.
Adjacent to Park Slope is Prospect Heights where you'll find cultural hotspots like the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden home to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and the stunning Cranford Rose Garden. At Grand Army Plaza, you'll find the magnificent Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch built in 1902 to honor Civil War heroes. The Arch was designed by John Duncan who also designed Grant's Tomb. In spring/summer, you can climb up the six-story spiral staircase to the top of the Arch for a view of the Central Library with its unique structure designed to look like an open book from above. Prospect heights encompass the famous Eastern Parkway home of the spectacular Western Indian Labor Day Parade.
Brooklyn Heights is New York's first historic district. Stroll along the Promenade for breathtaking views of NYC especially Manhattan. This beautiful community with its majestic brownstones offers dozens of excellent restaurants, historic churches, shops and the Brooklyn Historical Society
. Steps to Fulton Mall
where there is a busy shopping area is a draw for shoppers with its over 200 stores and famous Junior's known for its world-class cheesecake.
Fort Greene is named for Revolutionary War Gen. Nathaniel Greene and is one of Brooklyn's most diverse neighborhoods. It is culturally rich with magnificent brownstones structures and where you'll find the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
and the Pratt Institute
. Past residents include Spike Lee, author Richard Wright and Walt Whitman.
Bedford-Stuyvesant is Brooklyn's largest African-American neighborhood, was formed after a merging of two rural communities: "Bedford" and "Stuyvesant Heights" in 1931. Bedford Stuyvesent have some of the oldest most detailed brownstones.Famous past residents include baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Bed-Stuy is home to the Simmons African Arts Museum
which hosts an amazing private collection of contemporary African art and masks.