Crown Heights is a neighborhood that covers 2 square miles in Brooklyn, New York. Residents have access to the Metropolitan Transit Authority's subway stations, which sit along Eastern Parkway. Public transportation is a convenient option for those who want to travel to other parts of the city from Crown Heights.
The Crown Heights North Historic District, which is situated between Rogers and Kingston avenues, is home to row houses, attached houses, freestanding residences, churches, flats buildings and elevator apartment houses that were build in the mid-1800s all the way through the 1930s.
The southern end of the neighborhood is home to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This popular spot features a Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, an herb garden, a native flora garden, children's gardens and more. Visitors can explore these diverse areas to learn about botany or simply enjoy the greenery. The staff hosts classes and workshops to teach residents skills like urban gardening.
Crown Heights is a neighborhood full of things to explore, such as the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Jewish Children's Museum and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Dog owners take their pets to Brower Park, which also has a baseball diamond.
Crown Heights is known for its diversity, as it has large Jewish and Caribbean populations. Young professionals also make up a large portion of the residents.