Brooklyn Heights

Located picturesquely on the water and hosting spectacular Manhattan skyline views, Brooklyn Heights is a coveted “suburb” to the city, stretching from Old Fulton Street by the Brooklyn Bridge to Atlantic Avenue in the south, and in the east, from the East River to Court Street and Cadman Plaza. Rich in history, the area was originally known as Ihpetonga by the Lenape tribe that lived there before the colonists arrived. During The Battle of Long Island, the Revolutionary War’s largest fight, George Washington brought his troops to this promontory, to retreat. In the early 1800s, Brooklyn Heights transformed into the first town for commuters in the state of New York, thanks to the institution of a ferry service that provided transportation to Wall Street. Additionally, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ offices were once located here.

Many of streets are graced with trees and sparkling renovations that have earned the area its title as the first historic neighborhood in Brooklyn. Rich brownstones in Italianate, Federal, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, and Renaissance styles along with rowhouses, mansions, and romantic carriage houses grace the neighborhood, and walking tours have made it a destination for world-wise tourists. When the 1965 New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Law passed, it was the first neighborhood to be protected.

Brooklyn Heights’ blind alleys and short cobblestoned paths make for a lovely neighborhood feel. According to a 2005 Village Voice article, 60% of the homes average over $1 million apiece. It has housed famous authors such as Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, and Truman Capote, who wrote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “In Cold Blood” in his Brooklyn Heights basement apartment. Other famous people who live or once lived in the area include authors Andrea Dworkin, Carson McCullers and Thomas Wolfe, musicians Bob Dylan and Vasant Rai, poets W.H. Auden, Hart Crane, and Walt Whitman, the famous abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Bridge designers John A. Roebling and Washington Roebling, and actors Paul Bettany, Gabriel Byrne, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Giamatti, Marilyn Monroe, and Mary Tyler Moore. Brooklyn Heights is also famous for being the home of two fictional TV families—the Huxtibles on “The Cosby Show” and the Lanes on “The Patty Duke Show.”

Many a money manager calls Brooklyn Heights home due to it being a very easy commute to Wall Street. It is an extremely gentrified area and a yuppie neighborhood, graced with a gorgeous view of the Statue of Liberty’s sculpted beauty. Views from Brooklyn Heights’ Promenade, also known as the Esplanade is, as Kara Oehler writes, “probably the most popular postcard shot of New York City.”

One of Brooklyn Heights’ most famous landmarks is The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, technically an esplanade, which provides gorgeous, unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Another is Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, which is a National Historic Landmark, and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. The area provides many other places for tourists to visit, such as the New York Transit Museum, The Toy Museum of New York, the Micro Museum, an artist-run institution that features interactive art, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

There are a number of popular restaurants in the area, including Noodle Pudding, one of Brooklyn’s best Italian eateries, Teresa’s, which serves Polish food, Queen Marie Italian Restaurant, and La Lunetta Restaurant. Bars include Brazen Head, Last Exit Bar & Lounge, Boat Bar, and Floyd NY. Shopping in the area includes a branch of St. Mark’s Comics, Heights Books, which features quality used books and first editions, Housing Works’ Thrift Shop, Abitare, a housewares shop, Objective Affection, a pop-up shop, and Windows Portraits Studio.

Local hotels include the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, St. George Hotel, Hotel Princess, Asia, Inc., and Hotel le Bleu.

Schools in the area include St. Joseph High School, St. Ann’s School, Packer Collegiate Institute, George Westinghouse Career/Technology High School, School for Global Studies, the Philip Livingston School (PS 261), and St. Francis College.

Brooklyn Heights is accessible to many adjacent famous neighborhoods, such as Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and DUMBO. It is accessible to Manhattan via numerous subway lines, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, F, M, and R trains.

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Immediate Occupancy. Closings Have Commenced.$1,800,000
Residence 4C spans 1, 786 square feet, offering 3 bedrooms and three full bathrooms with each detail thoughtfully considered by Santa Monica based, AD100 interior design firm Marmol Radziner.$2,450,000
Your dream of owning a home in Brooklyn Heights can come true !$735,000
OPPORTUNITY is KNOCKING in this Brooklyn Heights elevator building !$399,000
Welcome to One Brooklyn Bridge Park apartment 818.$2,100,000
Make this airy one bedroom in 96 Schermerhorn Street your new home !$500,000
Welcome home to the garden apartment at 11 Monroe Place.$1,995,000
New to market is unit 10H located at Boulevard East, a full service building conveniently situated in downtown Brooklyn.$925,000
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STUNNING PANORAMIC WATER AND SKYLINE VIEWS will take your breath away as you enter this stunning TWO BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM authentic LOFT WITH SOARING 13FT.$1,825,000
ARCHITECTURAL LUXURY IN A WATERFRONT PARK This meticulously and unconventionally designed loft with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the East River, fuses cutting edge style with sophistication and architectural detail ...$2,100,000
SPACIOUS amp ; STUNNING LOFT WITH HARBOR VIEWS Located in Brooklyn Heights' waterfront 85 acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, the views of the harbor and lower Manhattan are spectacular from this ...$1,295,000
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Closings Late Summer 2020.$1,985,000
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Welcome to 114 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights most sought after pre war co op.$1,150,000
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A Line Lobby apartments at 130 Hicks Street are the most sought after, and they rarely come available !$449,000
Stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath 1536 s f designer condo Loft home OBBP.$1,939,000
Discover this prewar gem on one of Historic Brooklyn Heights' premier tree lined blocks.$1,595,000
Welcome home to this pristine and spacious sanctuary on one of the most desirable blocks in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$1,145,000
Triple mint, beautifully renovated 1 bedroom co op in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$575,000
This beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt with serene tree line views is a must see oasis in Brooklyn.$850,000
Now showing by appointment.$2,149,000
This stunning, spacious one bedroom apartment is now available in The Breukelen, one of Brooklyn Heights's most coveted full service buildings, ideally situated at the entrance to the Brooklyn Promenade.$895,000
Stunning 1493 s f condo loft apt with 186 s f terrace, enjoying unobstructed eastern views of downtown Brooklyn skyline and sunrises This stunning 2 Bedroom 2 bath 1493 s ...$2,095,000
This hip and chic one bedroom coop is nestled in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and is steps from some of the neighborhood s trendiest restaurants, bars, and cafes !$699,000
111 Hicks St, Apt 12GH is a renovated high floor 5 room Pre War co op with 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and beyond.$1,795,000
Sun filled one bedroom with spectacular views of the East River, Downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty !$665,000
Graced with panoramic water and city views, this beautifully renovated home sits on the exclusive top floor of a full service elevator building with doorman.$550,000
This home with eastern exposure features a large walk in closet, chef's kitchen with dishwasher, vented hood, garbage disposal and Sub Zero refrigerator, 5 fixture bath with a Duravit soaking ...$950,000
8OP is the best value 3 bedroom 2.$2,350,000
High ceilings, huge windows, generous proportions, split layout and views of the harbor are some of the features that accentuate this comfortable 2bedroom 2bathroom.$1,495,000
If you lived here you'd be happy by now'''''''1, 043 square foot 2 2.$1,088,000
Enjoy incredible townhouse living with the unmatched conveniences of a full service building, all at the crossroads of prime Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.$2,250,000
Private showings by appointment only Saturday amp ; Sunday 12 00 5 00.$849,000
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