4 Best Sights in Prospect Heights, New York City

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Prospect Heights Fodor's choice
Cherry Blossom Trees, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
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A verdant, 52-acre oasis, the BBG charms with its array of “gardens within the garden,” including idyllic Japanese hill-and-pond, rose, and Shakespeare gardens. The Japanese cherry arbor turns into a breathtaking cloud of pink every spring. There are multiple entrances, and a variety of free garden tours are available with admission; check the website for seasonal details and information on the many festivals held throughout the year, including the iconic Sakura Matsuri celebration during cherry blossom season.
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Brooklyn Museum

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New York’s second-largest museum (after Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) is also one of the largest in America, with 560,000 square feet of exhibition space. The colossal Beaux-Arts structure houses one of the best collections of Egyptian art in the world, as well as impressive collections of African, pre-Columbian, Native American, and feminist art. In addition, you'll find works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Bellows, Thomas Eakins, and Milton Avery. The museum is also well known for its contemporary, cutting-edge special exhibits. The monthly (except for September) First Saturday free-entry night is a neighborhood party of art, music, and dancing, with food vendors and several cash bars.

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Barclays Center

Prospect Heights

This rust-tinted spaceship of an arena with a lawn for a roof houses the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the WNBA's New York Liberty, and hosts events from concerts to family shows to boxing. With a capacity hovering around 17,000, Barclays Center also has plenty of room to offer concessions courtesy of local restaurateurs, including Parm, Federoff's Cheesesteaks, and Fuku.

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Brooklyn Central Library

Prospect Heights
This celebrated art deco edifice is a neighborhood anchor, its monumental facade resembling an open book with bronze panels. Inside, this cathedral to knowledge houses more than a million catalogued books, magazines, and multimedia materials, and serves as a respite for those requiring quiet study, free Wi-Fi, or a quick bite from the café by local pie maker Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11238, USA
718-230–2100
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