NYC & COMPANY SPOTLIGHTS BROOKLYN’S PROSPECT HEIGHTS IN NEWEST NYCGO INSIDER GUIDE

—Short Documentary Film Features Neighborhood Experiences, Attractions and Restaurants Recommended by Locals—

London, England (November 4, 2015) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Prospect Heights, Brooklyn as the next featured neighborhood in its NYCGO Insider Guides. Bordering the beautiful Prospect Park and several cultural organizations to the south along with noteworthy restaurants and charming shops on the tree and brownstone lined streets, Prospect Heights is easily accessible by the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q and R subway lines. The announcement was made this week during World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global event for the travel industry. To view the documentary and neighborhood highlights including a map, visit nycgo.com/insiderguides

“Prospect Heights exemplifies Brooklyn life in the 21st century with a trendy and welcoming vibe that appeals to both visitors and New Yorkers,” said Marty Markowitz, NYC & Company’s vice president of Borough Promotion and Engagement. “Whether it’s cheering on the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center or eating brunch with visitors from around the world at legendary Tom’s Restaurant, visitors can get a real feel of Brooklyn’s cool factor.” 

"I'm proud to call myself a resident of Prospect Heights, and even prouder to share my beautiful neighborhood with the world,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “Our dining experiences are first-rate, our nightlife scene is energetic, and our neighbors are a wonderful reflection of our borough's rich diversity. Our historic brownstones, tree-lined streets, and unique storefronts make Prospect Heights a perfect prospect for any visit to New York City."

 “As Brooklyn continues to become a destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike, visitors are quickly realizing that there is more to the borough than the neighborhoods directly over the Brooklyn Bridge," said Carlo Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "Prospect Heights has so much to offer, and it is vital that we highlight the many wonderful businesses and attractions that call this vibrant community home. The Brooklyn Chamber is proud to partner with NYC & Company through ExploreBK.com to increase tourism to Prospect Heights, and all of Brooklyn’s incredible neighborhoods.”

Experience Prospect Heights Like a Local

  • Attractions: Opened in 2012 as Brooklyn’s newest sports and entertainment venue, the 18,000 seat Barclays Center is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and, most recently, the NHL’s New York Islanders. Nearby, the Brooklyn Museum features a large permanent collection of art and rotating exhibits, and next door to that, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden features 40,000 species of plants from across the globe. Visitors can take in the stunning architecture of the Brooklyn Public Library or enjoy one of its 1.5 million books and magazines.
     
  • Dining: Chuko Ramen serves up ramen and Japanese inspired dishes with unexpected ingredients and flavor combinations, while The Islands gives visitors a taste of the Caribbean with savory jerk chicken and calypso shrimp. Established in 1936, Tom’s Restaurant is a family owned and operated diner known for their pancakes, egg creams and key lime rickeys. A seasonal American gastropub, The Vanderbilt serves everything from eggplant lasagna to grilled pork chops. For delicious homemade ice cream, Ample Hills prides itself on creative flavors such as Snap, Mallow, Pop (marshmallow ice cream with buttery Rice Krispies clusters) and The Raw Deal (vanilla ice cream with chocolate flakes and homemade brown butter chocolate cookie dough). El Atoradero, a popular Poblano Mexican joint that originally operated in the Bronx, recently relocated to the neighborhood and features homemade Mexican eats and outdoor seating.
     
  • Nightlife: Serving up classic and modern cocktails, Tooker Alley is a speakeasy that gets its name from the location of Chicago’s famed Dil Pickle Club. For a high-end drink or two or more, Weather Up is an old-fashioned cocktail bar and a popular choice among locals.
     
  • Shops: For unique souvenirs from the neighborhood and a taste of Brooklyn’s artisan culture, Empire Mayonnaise sells a wide variety of mayonnaise flavors from bacon to white truffle (call in advance as business hours vary). For book worms, Unnameable Books sells new and used books and also hosts events including talks, book launches and readings.

With a variety of hotel options to choose from throughout Brooklyn at every budget level and style, travelers looking to spend more time in Prospect Heights or its surrounding neighborhoods can stay longer and explore more of NYCGO’s Insider Guide highlights. For the best available rates, visit nycgo.com/hotels and reserve through NYC & Company’s exclusive hotel booking partner, Booking.com.

NYCGO Insider Guides: Get to know our neighborhoods
New York City is made up of five distinct boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Formerly Neighborhood x Neighborhood, NYCGO Insider Guides, which debuted in March, spotlight a new neighborhood each month. The video documentary series and editorial content take New Yorkers and visitors behind the scenes to introduce them to the character and characters that define some of New York City’s most fascinating neighborhoods.

To view B-roll and photos of Prospect Heights in our media library, visit nycgo.com/press. Follow @nycgo_press on Twitter for the latest information about New York City travel and tourism.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com

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