Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood has seen its share of ups and downs. Once a wealthy suburb, racial unrest between the area's Caribbean and Orthodox Jewish populations has long been a problem.
It's this diversity, though, that makes Crown Heights so unique. Kosher delis stand next to soul food restaurants. The neighborhood holds the worldwide headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish religion and hosts, too, the famed annual West Indian American Day Parade, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from throughout the country.
Home also to the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Jewish Children's Museum, Crown Heights has no shortage of cultural attractions.