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Things to do on Prospect Heights

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.

Brooklyn Museum

The museum is New York City’s third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and each year has over 900,000 visitors.

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is part of the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, and is the second largest public park in Brooklyn

Butter & Scotch

Dessert and cocktail bar Butter & Scotch mixes sprinkles and politics with its rotating seasonal drink themes in a retro diner-decorated space.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo has been serving Dominican food in the neighborhood for over 30 years, reopening with a remodeled interior.

Grand Army Plaza

It consists of concentric oval rings arranged as streets, with the namesake Plaza Street comprising the outer ring.