Sep 8, 2014

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Prospect Park, Brooklyn: Fresh Air, History And Culture

If you can actually afford to buy a place in New York, luxury Brooklyn condos are one way to make yourself truly comfortable. Brooklyn offers you and your family the chance to spend time enjoying a good urban lifestyle. In Brooklyn, a single neighborhood can provide you with more than just a dash of fresh air, history and culture.

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is part of the neighborhood of Prospect Heights. It is close to Downtown Brooklyn and easily accessed by transit. Take your bike and wander through this 585-acre haven designed by the dynamic duo of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The park provides you and your family a chance to picnic in the outdoors, bike or hike along several tails that wind their way through the park. The Park is also home to a variety of Brooklyn institutions including:

  • A 60-acre lake where you can hit the water on pedal boats

  • Long Meadow (90-acres) – for a day long picnic

  • The only forest in Brooklyn

  • Audubon Center

  • Prospect Park Zoo

The variety of land is astounding for an urban borough. The activities vary from bird watching to skating in the winter, to taking part of the annual festival in the park – Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival. Is it any wonder the Park boasts over 7 million visitors annually – some who live in nearby luxury Brooklyn condos, others from farther afield? Some of them also take time to visit the Park’s two major cultural institutions: Lefferts Historic House and the Brooklyn Public Library.

Lefferts Historic House

Lefferts Historic House is great for children and young adults. It provides all visitors with the chance to learn more about Brooklyn’s history from pre-Colonial until modern times. It provides young people to work with traditional tools in the garden and to take part in colonial crafts such as candle making and butter churning. There are also documents, period rooms and various historic artifacts to view.

Get out of your hotels, homes or luxury Brooklyn condos to enjoy the celebration of the seasons. These include Harvest Days in the fall, the Winter Festival, Flax & Fleece Fest in the spring and Summer Songs & Stories. For adults, there is always the pleasure at purchasing an intricately designed quilt at the Annual Quilt Show.

Brooklyn Public Library

For those who love to read, there is the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library located in the Park. The Library is also fascinating for those who are interested in architecture. Its massive majestic gold-encrusted entrance and appearance of an open-book cannot detract from its collection of 1.5 million books, periodicals and other forms of “reading” material. The Library also hosts special exhibits and offers programs and events for individuals of all ages.

Anyone who has considered purchasing someplace in New York would do themselves a favor if they looked at the available luxury condos in Brooklyn. While New York’s name may have the glamor, Brooklyn has substance.

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