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No Sleep ’Till Brooklyn...or Washington Heights!
The Manhattan Bayit is on the border of the Washington Heights and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods.
The neighborhoods are known for the amazing Cloisters Museum and Gardens, as well as beautiful views of Manhattan and the surrounding rivers, as they're on hills above the rest of the city. The area is also known for its vibrant and warm community, with many longtime residents and multi-generational families. Broadway runs through the middle of the area and is lined with stores and restaurants, particularly Dominican restaurants, representative of the neighborhood's significant Dominican population. Throughout the neighborhood, you'll also find great bars, excellent museums and cultural landmarks, and lots of beautiful parks. The Bayit is about a half-hour walk (or a few subway stops) from a range of synagogues at the north end of Washington Heights. The closest train is the 1 train, with an entrance just down the block. Click here to read more about neighborhood politics, events and musings of residents.
The Brooklyn Bayit is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The neighborhood is filled with lovely tree-lined streets of limestone and brownstone row houses, and is also bisected by busy Flatbush Avenue, a major commercial artery filled with a wide variety of local small businesses (particularly Carribean restaurants, a staple of the neighborhood) and some national chains. Prospect Lefferts Gardens has a long tradition of community participation and involvement. In 2009 PLG Arts transformed a series of construction facades into murals that reflected the area and its artists, and there are a number of other community organizations and boards. On the western border, 585-acre Prospect Park is one of the central Brooklyn attractions, with a lake, ice-skating rink, zoo, Audubon Center, wooded trails and large picnic areas. The beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden is just northwest of the neighborhood, adjacent to the park. The Bayit is about a half-hour walk (or one subway stop) from a range of synagogues in the Park Slope neighborhood. The closest train is the B/Q, just a few blocks away.
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