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Thanks to Olmsted, neighborhood-y Prospect Heights has become a full-blown dining destination, with Manhattan’s complete contingent of restaurant rubberneckers anxiously awaiting tables while sipping rosé, in the eatery’s pastoral, largely consumable garden. But just a block over, there’s a backyard that’s just as idyllic and only marginally less edible (boasting melons, pepper plants and a fledgling fig tree), that happens to be attached to a restaurant equally deserving of attention, with a kitchen run by...
Over the next ten years, “Brooklyn’s newest neighborhood,” Pacific Park (formerly known Atlantic Yards) will rise from a long strip of excavation rubble, smack-dab in the center of Park Slope, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Prospect Heights. It will be a hub of 15 mixed-use towers extending from either side of Barclays Center, covering  22 acres (eight of which will be privately-managed public open space) and including 6,430 apartments, and 14,000 brand new residents. “Brooklyn’s newest...
Another hot opening alert for restaurant-blessed Vanderbilt Avenue—a Michael White protégé is now serving Mediterranean-influenced, New American fare at the borough-worshiping Cooklyn. Granted, chef Anthony Theocaropoulos’ resume actually skews very, very Manhattan, including stints at Eataly’s La Pizza & La Pasta, as well as White’s Italian and French Rivera-inspired Ai Fiori (consulting pastry chef Brian Sullivan also hails from Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and Corton). But Theocaropoulos is totally gung-ho about his new neighborhood, Prospect...
Prospect Heights is an interesting, diamond-shaped tidbit of a neighborhood; hemmed in by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and Washington Avenue to the east. So when it comes to restaurants in the far reaches of any one direction, it’s hard to say whom they really belong to. Is Tom’s diner actually in Crown Heights? Is Franny’s truly in Park Slope? But there’s no question...

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