Welcome to Crown Heights
Crown Heights is a neighborhood bordered by Washington, Atlantic and Ralph Avenues and Empire Boulevard. With four historic districts, it is notable for streets lined with row houses. Structures tend to be two or three stories, though there are four-story homes, for example, along Eastern Parkway, a promenade with a pedestrian mall on either side designed by Frederick Law Olmsted with Charles Vaux. To get a feel for the energy in Crown Heights, take a walk down Franklin Avenue. The stretch is bursting with new businesses, bars and restaurants, most of them locally owned. It speaks to the recent popularity of the neighborhood, which is close to a number of subway trains, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. Further east into the neighborhood it’s quieter and more residential, but the area boasts some fantastic residential architecture.