Crown Heights, a neighborhood whose backbone is Eastern Parkway, is very unique in its cultural geography. It is bounded by Washington Avenue on the west, Atlantic Avenue on the North, Ralph Avenue on the east, Clarkson Avenue on the south. Neighborhoods that encompass Crown Heights include, Prospect Height on the west, Prospect Lefferts Gardens on the southwest, Wingat and Rugby to the South, Brownsiville on the east and Bedford-Stuyvesant to the north.
Here one will find two very distinctgroups: the Hasidic Jewish community and the Afro-Caribbean populations, encompassing representation from various countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. Among the Jewish community there is also a lot of variety in terms of the Eastern European countries that people come from but they are tied together by the Jewish heritage and culture.
Hey readers! Here are some facts about crown heights north that you don’t know but want to know. So, let’s get started. 1. It's safer than you think. Everyone, not just newcomers, should know that the neighborhood is safe. Crown Heights gets a really bad rep or people assume there is danger here, but that’s just not true. 2. One will need to plug his/her nose because the Franklin Avenue stop is crazy smelly in the summer. It’s everything from hipsters to dirty kids who have been playing in the sand all day at camp to subway churros to jerk chicken. 3. One will travel the world via your dinner plate. Learn to like Caribbean food, because anything one will order have some of that spice in it. Unless it's kosher food. Crown Heights is very good at kosher. #crownheights