A cultural treasure from Brooklyn's history under pressure
The blocks of Prospect Heights between Eastern Parkway and St. Johns Place from Washington Avenue to Plaza Street contain 106 apartment houses built between 1909 and 1929, representing one of the first “modern” apartment house neighborhoods in Brooklyn. These grand residences were designed to complement the cultural institutions along Eastern Parkway, and have been remarkably well-preserved. Today, development pressure threatens their preservation.
Watch a short video to find out why neighborhood advocates are fighting to win designation for the Prospect Heights Apartment House District as a New York City historic district.