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"One thing confusing about what people term neighborhoods is that you have sort of macro-neighborhoods covering big chunks of the boroughs, and then micro-neighborhoods within them where the boundaries fluctuate more. People living in the neighborhoods identify more with the micro-neighborhoods, which cover the places they are likely to go to (other than work) during a day, but as a rule outsiders remember the macro-neighborhoods more. And sometimes the macro-neighorbood gets more attention and sometimes the micro-neighborhood does. Anyway, the point of this is that Prospect Heights is part of Crown Heights. Prospect Heights is simply the tonier part of Crown Heights. And as gentrification continues Prospect Heights will expand to the east, until it becomes too big and splits and we will have another neighborhood with the western boundary along Franklin Avenue."?Willem Kieft [Border Wars]