Local Attractions

SHORT WALK

The following cultural and recreational attractions are all within a five to ten minute walk from Lefferts Manor:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden with the renowned Japanese Garden.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, housing one of the world’s finest Egyptian collections.

Brooklyn Public Library, Main Branch, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 850 free Internet-accessible computers.

Grand Army Plaza, New York City’s own Arc de Triomphe, commemorating the Union Army in the Civil War with heroic statuary, and host to the 2nd largest open air Green Market in New York City.

PROSPECT PARK

Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s natural urban masterpiece boasts these amenities:

Audubon Center at the Boathouse. The Park is home to more than 200 species of birds.

The Carousel, an old-fashioned ride back in time to the golden age of carnival excitement.

Lefferts Homestead House Museum, one of the few surviving Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Brooklyn.

Tennis Center at the Parade Ground.

Prospect Park Zoo & Wildlife Center, home to nearly 400 animals of more than 80 species.

Wollman Skating Rink for winter ice skating and summer pedal boating.

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