Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Closeup on Prospect Lefferts Gardens

When the Tze Chun Dance Company approached Zenobia Marion about hosting its latest production “Parlour Games,” she didn’t hestiate.

Not only was the bed and breakfast owner excited about housing the arts, she also wanted to use the opportunity to put a spotlight on her neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

“Things are happening in the neighborhood,” said Marino, who operates Serenity at Home (57 Rutland Rd. between Bedford and Flatbush avenues), at left, which is hosting the show this Sunday at 3 pm. “I think this project of bridging communities and arts would help to bring new, fresh eyes to the community, to show that we exist, and we are a fabulous community.”

Want to visit? Some highlights in and around the neighborhood, located to the east of Prospect Park, include the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and, of course, the park.

Hungry? Some of Marion’s picks for the neighborhood include Cafe Enduro (51 Lincoln Rd., near Flatbush Avenue), a Mexican restaurant that opened two years ago, and the picks along Flatbush Avenue, known for all of its Caribbean cuisines.

"You can get the Italian and French on just about every block and neighborhood in Brooklyn. You'd be hard-pressed to get authentic Caribbean in Brooklyn unless you come to Flatbush Avenue."

If you do want the Italian, head to Gino's Pizzeria (548 Flatbush Ave. at Clarkson Avenue), which has been in the neighborhood for 25 years.

Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments section below.


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