Map and Photos of Crown Heights Developed starting in the 1880s along Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights is the home of many of Brooklyn's famous cultural institutions: The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the former home of Ebbets Field (at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place -- an area once known as "Pigtown" after the pig farms located there at the end of the 19th century). Every Labor Day, Crown Heights hosts the gigantic West Indian-American Day Parade along Eastern Parkway.
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