Some reasons to schlep out to Park Slope and Prospect Heights are obvious: the risk-taking Brooklyn Museum, the autumn leaves and summer roses at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and concerts from Jay-Z to Barbara Streisand at Barclay's Center. Park Slope's Blue Ribbon Brasserie earns its accolades with inventive surf-and-turf like oysters and bone marrow, and Union Hall bar aims to please everyone with leather club chairs and bookshelves, bocce ball courts and live music. The F and Q lines connect Manhattan to Prospect Heights at the Prospect Park stop, and onward to the newly renovated boardwalk and carnival rides at Coney Island. But walk past Park Slope's new shops and old brownstones where kids still play on the stoops, and you'll see what keeps New Yorkers here.
Getting Around New York City
The best way to get around New York is by walking and using the subway. The subway and bus system generally runs 24 hours, with some exceptions. Taxis are readily available, but traffic can make it a costly and slow option.
Nearby Airports
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport-JFK
  • LaGuardia Airport-LGA
  • Newark International Airport-EWR
Airport Taxis
  • $52 from JFK
  • $26 from LGA
  • $35 from EWR
  • (All rates are exclusive of bridge and tunnel tolls, which can range from $4-$6.)
Things to Do and See Near Park Slope