Crown Heights is a huge neighborhood, roughly two square miles in all, and as a result has lots of different areas, personalities and constituencies. The little corner of Crown Heights where 1000 Dean is located is known as Crow Hill. Anchored by the commercial thoroughfare of Franklin Avenue and defined by the stunning array of historic houses on its side streets, Crow Hill has seen a resurgence in its quality of life in large part due to the tireless work of the Crow Hill Community Association. Over the past 15 years, the non-profit group has worked to reduce crime, attract retail tenants and enhance the streetscape. Now the area is a city-wide shopping and eating destination—an increasingly compelling proposition given the proximity to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. Crow Hill is also home to a large number of artist studios, many of which are featured on the annual open studio tour that happens every September.
1000 Dean is a historic 150,000-square-foot commercial building reimagined as the 21st century home for Brooklyn's creative community.