4 Best Sights in Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope, New York City

Green-Wood Cemetery

Fodor's choice
One of the loveliest places for a stroll in the five boroughs, the 478 acres of Green-Wood Cemetery are also home to more than 560,000 permanent residents. Notables include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, and Horace Greeley, but the elaborate monuments and mausoleums of the nonfamous tend to be more awe-inspiring. Equally impressive are the views that stretch to Brooklyn Harbor and Manhattan. Guided walking and trolley tours, as well as special events, are offered. Keep an eye out for parrots: the bright green monk parakeets have been nesting here since the 1960s when, legend has it, they escaped from a shipment at JFK airport.

Prospect Park Lake

Prospect Park Fodor's choice
Every corner of Prospect Park (see Chapter 8) is worth exploring, but the part closest to Windsor Terrace includes this lovely man-made lake, home to ducks and swans. Benches and small wooden gazebos dot the waterfront.

Kensington Stables

Just around the corner from Prospect Park, the Kensington Stables are the last remaining part of a riding academy founded in 1917, when the horse and carriage was the main mode of transportation around the area. Experienced staff lead trail rides (from $42 per person) for all skill levels, through wooded and stream-filled Prospect Park.

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Prospect Park Southwest

A stroll along tree-lined Prospect Park Southwest, across from Prospect Park, is one of the highlights of visiting Windsor Terrace. The gracious limestone town houses, many of which were built in the late 19th century and are notable for their beaux arts facades, are an architectural complement to nearby Park Slope’s brownstones.