Highland Park


Located just south of Highland Park, Cypress Hills is home to passionate individuals who share a strong appreciation for their neighborhood due to its rich and vibrant history, local bars, restaurants, and cafes, and community gardens, parks, and green spaces. Among those parks and green spaces include Highland Park, after which The Highland is named. Boasting 101 acres, Highland Park is situated on a high plateau and offers stunning views of the Ridgewood Reservoir, Rockaways, and Atlantic Ocean. It features tennis courts, a public gym, soccer fields, six ball fields, basketball and handball courts, volleyball courts, barbecue and picnic areas, three playgrounds, walking trails, and a community garden that is cared for by local residents. Additional parks and green spaces include Shirley Chisholm State Park, Hamilton Beach Park, Sperandeo Brothers Playground, the Herbal Garden of East New York, George Walker Jr. Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Playground, Grace Playground, Noakhali Cricket Field, and Sutter Ballfields.


In addition to parks, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge offers over 9,000 acres of protected marshland and trails for birdwatching and hiking for those interested in nature. Charles Memorial Park and the Forest Park Golf Course are also located in close proximity to The Highland and offer a renovated clubhouse and a course that plays at over 6,000 yards with tree-lined fairways, elevated greens, and three water holes.

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With vibrant community events and a wide range of culinary options, the neighborhood is known for its Caribbean, Latin American, and soul food cuisine. Local favorites include Bonao Bar & Grill, Room 1 Hundred, Salud Bar & Grill, Neir’s Tavern, Lindenwood Diner, Halsey Ale House, Bushwick Taco Company, Rize Brooklyn, and Rolo’s.



There are a wide range of coffee shops to choose from as well including The Daily Press, Coffee House & Bar, BKLYN Blend, Beets Cafe, Kaiffe Juice & Coffee, and Father Knows Best.

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There is also a vibrant nightlife scene, with bars, clubs, and lounges such as El Faro Sports Bar, Party Life Lounge & Bar, The Evergreen, Purgatory, and All Night Skate. Additionally, the Gateway Center Mall is conveniently located only two miles from The Highland and houses a movie theater, restaurants and over 50 retail stores.



The Highland is located in close proximity to several transportation options including the Long Island Rail Road Station as well as the J and Z at Van Siclen Ave - Fulton Street, the A and C at Van Siclen Ave - Pitkin Ave, and the J, Z, A, C, and L at Broadway Junction.

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