The Brooklyn Bayit is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The neighborhood is filled with lovely tree-lined streets of limestone and brownstone row houses, and is also bisected by busy Flatbush Avenue, a major commercial artery filled with a wide variety of local small businesses (particularly Carribean restaurants, a staple of the neighborhood) and some national chains. Prospect Lefferts Gardens has a long tradition of community participation and involvement. In 2009 PLG Arts transformed a series of construction facades into murals that reflected the area and its artists, and there are a number of other community organizations and boards. On the western border, 585-acre Prospect Park is one of the central Brooklyn attractions, with a lake, ice-skating rink, zoo, Audubon Center, wooded trails and large picnic areas. The beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden is just northwest of the neighborhood, adjacent to the park. The Bayit is about a half-hour walk (or one subway stop) from a range of synagogues in the Park Slope neighborhood. The closest train is the B/Q, just a few blocks away.