This close-knit area is perfect for a day trip. It's packed with cultural attractions, homey restaurants and hip-hop history, all a quick subway ride from Midtown.
For more than a century, this Brooklyn neighborhood is where New Yorkers have come to play. In this video, a sideshow performer, the proprietor of a famous local pizzeria and the neighborhood’s unofficial mayor let you know why the seaside getaway (and attractions like the terrifying Cyclone roller coaster) are still irresistible today.
You're most likely to visit Prospect Heights because of the major attractions bracketing the neighborhood: Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum near its southern boundary, and Barclays Center—home of basketball's Brooklyn Nets and hockey's New York Islanders—to the northwest. Once you've made the subway ride out, though, don't miss the subtler charms in between: historic brownstone architecture, mom-and-pop shops and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.