Small, boutique wine shop on Franklin Ave. Prices range from inexpensive to moderate, and they have a knowledgable, friendly staff who is happy to give recommendations.
Bordered by beautiful Prospect Park on the West, Crown Heights is the home of the world-renowned Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Cherry Blossom Festival, anyone?) and Brooklyn Museum. Transit is abundant—the A/C/2/3/4/5 trains all run through this growing neighborhood. Take a stroll through Franklin Ave. to get a taste of Barbocino's famous wood-fired pizza or stop by one of Crown Height's many Caribbean restaurants.