Me at the Botanical Gardens on Washington Avenue looks like another world!
Is the question that everyone asks me who is not from Brooklyn when I tell them where I’m from. Brooklyn folks are one of a kind, spicy, feisty and determined. We are educated and successful. Some of the world’s best people come straight from Brooklyn, more specifically Crown Heights. Some of my favorite Crown Heighters include Nas, Marty Markowitz, and the first woman to run for president Shirley Chisholm. Today, after much work and collaborative effort our borough is filled with monuments, buildings and activities to accurately reflect all the wonderful characteristics we have. 11225 is dynamic and home to some of the best attractions New York City has to offer. Within a 2 mile radius, we have parks, gardens, monuments and a plethora of museums. More than enough to keep one busy during any kind of weather.
Spending a day in Crown Heights where I grew up at can start 10 minutes away from my home at the Prospect Park Zoo. Walk one block and end up at the world famous Grand Army Plaza. Following that, we can cross the street to the Brooklyn Library Central Branch whose exterior is decorated in 14 karat gold hieroglyphics. A walk through the grand library leads you to the back of Mount Prospect Park and a 4 minute stroll leads you to the side of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with the great lawn and beautiful rose garden. Come in October for Cherry Blossom season and prepared to have your mind blown. 20 steps from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is the front of the Brooklyn Museum which features a beautiful fountain and steps. A rest destination packed with food trucks for those who have trekked around the park and the library. Once inside the Brooklyn Museum, visit one of the Pablo Picasso paintings we have but also be sure to visit any of the featured exhibits some past ones include Kaws, Kehinde Wiley, Georgia O’Keefe, Murakami and many others. But what most don't know is we also have a huge replica of Lady Liberty tucked away in the back of the parking lot.
With all that walking and sight-seeing you’re sure to be hungry. Within a 10 block radius, Crown Heights has a plethora of food offerings including West Indian, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, French, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, American Burgers, coffee bars and the finest fast food NYC has to offer. Franklin avenue also boasts a number of bars with specialty happy hours and a desert bar for your sweet tooth. Describing Crown Heights sounds like you are in the middle of midtown New York but you’re not. Steps away from all the hustle and bustle of Washington and Franklin avenues are tree lined blocks, beautiful brownstone homes and most importantly family. Friday nights in the summer at CUNY MEC you can see a free jazz concert, Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum is a party. #PostalCodePride Come visit us sometime!
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