Crown Heights Kids Neighborhood Guide
What New York City neighborhood boasts two children's museum, a world-class art museum, and a green space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux? Hint: It's not in Manhattan. While Brooklyn's Crown Heights used to be infamous for its high poverty and crime rates, the neighborhood is experiencing a much-deserved revival thanks to its lovely architecture and incredible cultural attractions like the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum and the northeastern edge of Prospect Park. It's also a diverse area with large populations of Hasidic Jews and Afro-Caribbeans, and plays host to the West Indian Labor Day Carnival and Parade every September. Whether you live here or are just planning a day out with your family, our guide to Crown Heights highlights the best places to play, eat and experience in the neighborhood with kids.