Crown Heights

Weeksvilles Heritage Center’ was the first African-American settlement in New York State. Learn more about Brooklyn’s African American history at Weeksville’s performances and exhibitions. Also, be sure to check out their farmers market for healthy produce.
There are many West Indian restaurant​​s found on Nostran​​d Avenue, representative of the dominating Caribbean immigrant population in the neighborhood - the most varied population of Caribbean immigrants outside of the West Indies.
Located on Brooklyn's Museum row, the Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish themed children's museum in the country. The museum uses multimedia technology and hands on exhibits to display everything from the biblical history of Israel to contemporary Jewish life. Crown Heights has changed tremendously since the infamous Crown Heights riots of 1991. African-American and Jewish families live side by side, and populations of these groups have grown since the riots.