The Brooklyn Botanical Garden and lovely architecture give charm to Crown Heights but vacant, run-down buildings hint at the area’s turbulent history. In 1991, high poverty rates and poor race relations between large Caribbean and Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish communities led to crippling riots. After extensive outreach programs, Caribbean immigrants now coexist with the minority Jewish population, and young professionals and artists are moving into the neighborhood. Tree-lined streets, inexpensive brownstone and limestone town houses and good public schools are attracting young families, and festivals, such as the West Indian Carnival, bring the community together. Although development in the area has slowed, gentrification from Prospect Heights is strengthening commercial areas. Unlike nearby neighborhoods, Crown Heights is changing slowly, becoming the comfortable, safe neighborhood that its residents desire.