America's Best Secret Neighborhoods
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Then: A residential, mostly Caribbean neighborhood that deferred the boutiques and bars to nearby Park Slope.
Now: Cool is everywhere; the Neoclassical Brooklyn Museum hosts an exhibit-themed dance party the first Saturday of every month, while more laid-back revelers sip Brooklyn Brewery beers and enjoy screened films (shown Mondays from October through April) in the plush-velvet back room at Soda.
Don’t Miss: Brunch at the 70-year-old local institution, Tom’s Restaurant, inspiration for the eponymous 1987 Suzanne Vega song, where Tom greets every customer and his staff doles out coffee and cookies while you wait.America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods