Crown Heights is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn known for its brownstones. Formerly known as Crow Hill, the neighborhood adopted its current name in 1916, which comes from Crown Street in the southern section of the neighborhood.
The neighborhood’s boundaries are Empire Boulevard to the south; East New York Avenue and Howard Avenue to the east; Atlantic Avenue to the north; and Washington Avenue/Prospect Park to the west. The main attractions in Crown Heights include the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Brooklyn Public Library (Eastern Parkway Branch), among other notable parks and museums.
Transportation includes the S, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains, while the A and C trains also make stops just two blocks north of the neighborhood’s border at Atlantic Avenue. Some of Brooklyn’s most affordable brownstones are found in Crown Heights, and also in Bedford-Stuyvesant, its neighbor to the north.