While every Brooklyn neighborhood has its own unique history, few are as interesting as Crown Heights. Situated in the heart of Brooklyn and bordered by Prospect Heights, Lefferts Garden, Clinton Hill, and Flatbush, this cultural melting pot has been forged by a variety of individuals from many different backgrounds. Crown Heights is a promising neighborhood that has been revived over the last couple of years. Easily one of Brooklyn’s overlooked hot spots that offer easy access to some of the community’s distinguished institutions like the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and home to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The neighborhood is the heart of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community and cultural art institutions. Adjacent to Eastern Parkway, which was inspired by the Avenue des Champs-Élyséesis in Paris, Crown Heights brings European architectural style to the streets of New York. Like many Brooklyn neighborhoods, Crown Heights is constantly reinventing itself. Every week a new restaurant opens its doors, a favorite bar becomes a blip on the radar and a trendy new shop opens for business. To get a feel for the energy in Crown Heights, take a walk down Franklin. This colorful avenue is bursting with new businesses, bars, and restaurants—most of them locally owned. Hit Chavela’s for their famous margaritas and brunch as well.