"Prices are just ridiculous," says Marjorie Thompson, a broker and resident of Prospect Heights for 10 years. Located on the northern edge of Prospect Park and bordered by Eastern Parkway and Flatbush, Washington, and Atlantic avenues, Prospect Heights is home to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Public Library, and Grand Army Plaza. The neighborhood has recently been affected by Park Slope's steroidal rent increases, which have pushed renters across Flatbush into the row houses of Park Place and Carlton Avenue. It is a reminder of Brooklyn's late-19th-century opulence as well as its decline from the '60s through the '80s and a signifier of its current return to hip. Yet Prospect Heights does not strive to replicate Park Slope, and some residents worry over its recent popularity. Since the 1870s it has seen a mix of Italian, African American, Irish, and Jewish cultures, and it currently has a strong... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
Pedestrians descend from Brooklyn's second highest point, Mount Prospect, to Eastern Parkway.