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Jenny’s Prospect Heights Guidebook

Jenny

Jenny’s Prospect Heights Guidebook

Drinks & Nightlife
My favorite bar in the neighborhood. No sign on the outside. White tile. Go.
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Weather Up
589 Vanderbilt Avenue
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My favorite bar in the neighborhood. No sign on the outside. White tile. Go.
Live music here nearly every night! Highly recommend.
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The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue
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Live music here nearly every night! Highly recommend.
The newest offering in the neighborhood, located steps from the apartment: draft beer of many stripes! Plus bar snacks. Open until midnight or 1 a.m. most nights.
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Gold Star Beer Counter
176 Underhill Avenue
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The newest offering in the neighborhood, located steps from the apartment: draft beer of many stripes! Plus bar snacks. Open until midnight or 1 a.m. most nights.
Best dive bar in Brooklyn—and a block and a half away from the apartment.
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Sharlene's
353 Flatbush Avenue
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Best dive bar in Brooklyn—and a block and a half away from the apartment.
Food Scene
In addition to ice cream, they have fantastic strong coffee here--I stop by often after walking my dog.
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Blue Marble Ice Cream
186 Underhill Avenue
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In addition to ice cream, they have fantastic strong coffee here--I stop by often after walking my dog.
My "go to" breakfast spot several mornings a week. Fabulous, fun, delicious--owned and run by my Australian pal Alex. Order the cheddar biscuit with egg, and ask for some avocado on top. (And tell Alex I sent you.)
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Milk Bar
620 Vanderbilt Avenue
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My "go to" breakfast spot several mornings a week. Fabulous, fun, delicious--owned and run by my Australian pal Alex. Order the cheddar biscuit with egg, and ask for some avocado on top. (And tell Alex I sent you.)
Ramen so good and so delicious that diners are often willing to wait for hours. Go early.
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Chuko
565 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Ramen so good and so delicious that diners are often willing to wait for hours. Go early.
Fresh and yummy and reasonably priced Middle-eastern fare. Outdoor garden in summer.
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Zaytoons
594 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Fresh and yummy and reasonably priced Middle-eastern fare. Outdoor garden in summer.
Fab small restaurant--intimate and delicious. Highly recommend. (My favorite cocktail is the St. Annes.)
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JAMES
605 Carlton Avenue
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Fab small restaurant--intimate and delicious. Highly recommend. (My favorite cocktail is the St. Annes.)
A "must visit" for a glimpse of old-time Brooklyn. A block away from the apartment. Go!
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Tom’s
782 Washington Avenue
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A "must visit" for a glimpse of old-time Brooklyn. A block away from the apartment. Go!
A long-time favorite and very popular Brooklyn eating destination. (The beet ravioli is to die for!) Beautiful Italian in a gorgeous, sunlit room.
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al di la Trattoria
248 5th Avenue
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A long-time favorite and very popular Brooklyn eating destination. (The beet ravioli is to die for!) Beautiful Italian in a gorgeous, sunlit room.
Italy meets Portugal! You'll be guaranteed an amazing dinner here. A seven minute walk from the apartment.
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Convivium Osteria
68 5th Avenue
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Italy meets Portugal! You'll be guaranteed an amazing dinner here. A seven minute walk from the apartment.
Fabulous restaurant on a great street in Crown Heights--especially good seafood. Highly recommend.
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Mayfield
688 Franklin Avenue
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Fabulous restaurant on a great street in Crown Heights--especially good seafood. Highly recommend.
The best handmade pasta store outside of Italy (and in the space the size of a walk-in closet)! If you love fresh pasta and wish to cook at home one night during your stay, run here, don't walk
Un Posto Italiano
704 Sackett St
The best handmade pasta store outside of Italy (and in the space the size of a walk-in closet)! If you love fresh pasta and wish to cook at home one night during your stay, run here, don't walk
I often come here in the mornings from a delicious coffee and a fried egg sandwich with kale--or a warm cinnamon sugar donut. (Tell the owner, Eileen, that I sent you...) :)
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606 R&D
606 Vanderbilt Avenue
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I often come here in the mornings from a delicious coffee and a fried egg sandwich with kale--or a warm cinnamon sugar donut. (Tell the owner, Eileen, that I sent you...) :)
Run, don't walk! Making its debut in May 2016, this is the most exciting restaurant to hit Prospect Heights in..well..forever.
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Olmsted
659 Vanderbilt Ave
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Run, don't walk! Making its debut in May 2016, this is the most exciting restaurant to hit Prospect Heights in..well..forever.
A most welcome addition to the neighborhood: healthy and delicious Thai food in a lovely setting, for a reasonable price. (In a matter of weeks, I've already become a regular for lunch.)
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Nourish Thai
637A Vanderbilt Ave
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A most welcome addition to the neighborhood: healthy and delicious Thai food in a lovely setting, for a reasonable price. (In a matter of weeks, I've already become a regular for lunch.)
A just opened "sister restaurant" from the creators of the much-touted Olmsted (just across the street). Small Japanese yakitori-style dishes with a French twist. All dishes and beverages are a fixed $9. Go!
Maison Yaki
626 Vanderbilt Ave
A just opened "sister restaurant" from the creators of the much-touted Olmsted (just across the street). Small Japanese yakitori-style dishes with a French twist. All dishes and beverages are a fixed $9. Go!
Superb. (A regular destination for me.)
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Faun
606 Vanderbilt Ave
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Superb. (A regular destination for me.)
Excellent wood-fired pizza, casual vibe.
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Amorina Cucina Rustica
624 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Excellent wood-fired pizza, casual vibe.
Hands-down best Japanese in Prospect Heights (maybe in Brooklyn).
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Gen
659 Washington Avenue
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Hands-down best Japanese in Prospect Heights (maybe in Brooklyn).
This is the ice cream parlor that started it all. (There are now several branches around the city, and soon around the country!)
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Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Avenue
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This is the ice cream parlor that started it all. (There are now several branches around the city, and soon around the country!)
Gorgeous, inventive Mexican. You'll swoon!
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Alta Calidad
552 Vanderbilt Ave
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Gorgeous, inventive Mexican. You'll swoon!
Great choice for a healthy breakfast or lunch with a groovy local vibe.
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Stocked
635 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Great choice for a healthy breakfast or lunch with a groovy local vibe.
Arts & Culture
Lucky you that you'll be a short walk from this incredible institution!
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
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Lucky you that you'll be a short walk from this incredible institution!
Right around the corner from my house! A great place for "adult learning" of all kinds. Check them out.
Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Avenue
Right around the corner from my house! A great place for "adult learning" of all kinds. Check them out.
Ah, the gospel music to be heard here! Several services on Sundays, in a huge space in downtown Brooklyn. Experience the taste of this. Amazing!
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The Brooklyn Tabernacle
17 Smith Street
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Ah, the gospel music to be heard here! Several services on Sundays, in a huge space in downtown Brooklyn. Experience the taste of this. Amazing!
Parks & Nature
Pure lusciousness. The Japanese garden in my favorite. (When the weather's nice, plan to see it and The Brooklyn Museum together.)
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
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Pure lusciousness. The Japanese garden in my favorite. (When the weather's nice, plan to see it and The Brooklyn Museum together.)
My backyard…
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Prospect Park
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My backyard…
Entertainment & Activities
Oh, the pleasure of it. Amazing performances of every hue, and a great movie theater (BAM Rose Cinemas) attached to it.
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BAM Strong
651 Fulton Street
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Oh, the pleasure of it. Amazing performances of every hue, and a great movie theater (BAM Rose Cinemas) attached to it.
Have tickets to an upcoming Beyonce concert? You can walk home after...
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Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue
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Have tickets to an upcoming Beyonce concert? You can walk home after...
Cheap massages by the hour; no appointment necessary. (Is there anything more delicious after a long day of sight-seeing?)
Shanghai Stress Free Inc.
653 Vanderbilt Ave
Cheap massages by the hour; no appointment necessary. (Is there anything more delicious after a long day of sight-seeing?)
Everything Else
Brooklyn (still) reads! Check it out. (And while there, grab a slice of pie in the lobby, courtesy of 4 and 20 blackbirds. Mmmmmm….)
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Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
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Brooklyn (still) reads! Check it out. (And while there, grab a slice of pie in the lobby, courtesy of 4 and 20 blackbirds. Mmmmmm….)
Fantastic sliding scale yoga and pilates classes located right around the corner from the apartment. Intimate neighborhood studio. Highly recommend!
Prospect Heights Yoga
184 Underhill Avenue
Fantastic sliding scale yoga and pilates classes located right around the corner from the apartment. Intimate neighborhood studio. Highly recommend!
Shopping
Bookstores are dying--but this quirky one lives on. Thumb through the titles on its various shelves, breathe deep, and smile.
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Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Bookstores are dying--but this quirky one lives on. Thumb through the titles on its various shelves, breathe deep, and smile.
If you like to cook, and like to eat fish, this place is an excellent source for ethically-harvested seafood.
Mermaid's Garden
644 Vanderbilt Avenue
If you like to cook, and like to eat fish, this place is an excellent source for ethically-harvested seafood.