Crown Heights
Crown Heights

This Brooklyn neighborhood retains a strong community vibe and offers rich cultural experiences, open green spaces, and exceptional dining.

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Openness and sharing are keys to building strong communities and forming meaningful relationships inside and outside of our Common home.

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Experience bohemian energy, cultural diversity, and strong community vibe.

History

This offbeat neighborhood has a rich history; the oldest home in the area dates back to the 1850s and still stands today at 1375 Dean street. Many famous architects brought their talents to Crown Heights, designing impressive apartment buildings, rows of beautiful Queen Anne and Late Victorian mansions, places of worship, lush green spaces, and more. Today, the ornate details of the past meet the present to create a one-of-kind personality that echoes London’s East End.

Community

From the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center to the Jewish Community Council and Services Center, this neighborhood is home to multi-cultural residents and organizations. Common’s community partners host a wide variety of events that inspire and enable social interaction and collaboration between members, local businesses, and residents.

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Lifestyle

Crown Heights is a melting pot of styles, taste, and attitudes. It’s an exciting place for anyone who isn’t into mainstream and is looking to live an alternative lifestyle. At Common, you’ll have your own space, plus plenty of opportunities to interact with other people who share similar ideas and are open to learning more.

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  • Transport

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    Crown Heights is served by several subway lines, including the 2,3,4,5,A,C - all located 2-4 blocks from your home. The neighborhood also offers public bus service, giving you a more scenic way to see Brooklyn, become familiar with the surrounding neighborhoods, and reach destinations that aren’t near a subway stop.

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  • Food and Drink

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    From West Indian specialities to New American eateries, this neighborhood offers many mouthwatering take-home or dine-out options. Whether you’re looking for steak, egg, and cheese sandwich, an Indian-peppered salmon and lobster roll, signature pork chops with piri piri sauce, gourmet mac n’ cheese, or authentic soul food, this neighborhood has an abundance of new and old culinary traditions to explore.

  • Parks & Culture

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    This neighborhood offers unique Arts, Culture, and Entertainment options, including the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum, sprawling Eastern Parkway Public Library, and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Crown Heights is centrally located near other trendy neighborhoods and is just a short walk or quick subway ride away from Prospect Park.