CENTRAL BROOKLYN

Want to know what wonderful museums, historical museum houses, sculptures you will encounter in Central Brooklyn area, check the neighborhood you want to visit below. We provide a guide of museum, sculptures by neighborhoods.

CROWN HEIGHTS

boundaries: W- Washington Ave: N- Ralph Ave: E -Empire Blvd: S -East New York Ave.

In 1916 the name changed to Crown Heights from Crown Hill. In the 1900 it became a posh neighborhood. There was a boom of upper middle class housing. This  neighborhood's major road is the Eastern Parkway. It has numerous landmark buildings and museums.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • Dr. RONALD McNAIR PARKRonald McNair Park: Eastern Pkwy., Washington Ave., Classon Ave. Brooklyn, NY  

    • Dr. RONALD E. McNAIR MONUMENT   

    • JOSEPH A. GUIDER MONUMENT

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Kings Theater, Lowe's Theater, Flatbush Theater
Kings Theater, one of the remaining Lowe's Theater
Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church
Dutch Reformed Church

FLATBUSH

(boundaries: N-Crown Heights; E- East Flatbush; S -Midwod; W - Ditmas Park/Kensington)

Flatbush was one of the original Brooklyn towns established by the Dutch. It's a literal translation from the Dutch name of "Vlacke bos" meaning "flat woodland". It was the county seat of Kings County and the center of commerce. After the Consolidation of 1898, it lost some of its previous luster. In 2000 it began to regain some of its old qualities.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

  • FLATBUSH DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH- 890 Flatbush Avenue (718) 284-5140 

  • KINGS THEATER, 1027 Flatbush Avenue

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • PROSPECT PARK STATION-BMT Line 

    • Mural of Brooklyn Zoo on the outer wall of the subway station 

    • Mural of Ebbets Field on the Flatbush side of the Prospect Park Subway station

WEEKSVILLE 

(boundaries: N - Pacific St.; E - Kingsborough 4th Walk; W - Rochester Ave.; S - Bergen St.)

New York State abolished slavery in 1827. It gave previous slaves the opportunity to buy land and in 1838 James Weeks  bought a plot of land. A community formed and it became a refuge for blacks during the Civil War Draft Riots of 1863. Over time the village became part of Crown Heights and the village was forgotten. In 1968 Pratt College and historian James Hurley searched for remnants of this village. They found evidence of the village.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

  • KINGSBOROUGH HOUSES 2ND WALKWAY, 241 Kingsborough

    • Low relief sculpture panels of African history

    • Murals by Groundswell 

Weeksville,
Weeksville remaining homes
Kingsborough Project, Relief Panels
Kingsborough Project Relief panels