Brooklyn Heights Lofts For Rent

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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Come see the absolutely stunning panoramic views over the East River to Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge in this designer chic, perfectly appointed four bedroom, three and a half bath ...$15,000
Bask in endless sunlight and spectacular views in this ultra modern two bedroom plus bonus room, two and a half bathroom penthouse in one of DUMBO's most revered condominiums.$12,500
Spectacular 1725 sf 3 Bedroom, 3.$9,999
Stunning 3 bed 2005 s f condo at 51 Jay St, a converted DUMBO warehouse.$9,999
Spectacular Penthouse with a private terrace.$9,950
Best value luxury rental in Dumbo today.$9,000
This beautiful open and airy space has unforgettable views of manhattan from the iconic Clocktower Condominium in DUMBO.$8,769
NO FEETWO MONTHS FREE ON AN 18 MONTH LEASEEnjoy DUMBO penthouse splendor in this spectacular full floor three bedroom, two bathroom condominium showplace with a private rooftop terrace.$8,000
Base rent 8, 700. 00, one month free on a 12 month lease and no broker's fee.$7,975
Stunning and spacious, high floor, corner loft with two bedrooms plus a home office that's easily convertible to a third bedroom, and three full bathrooms in the heart of Dumbo.$7,950
A true loft building circa 1920 meets mid century modern revival design.$7,500
Stunning 1, 493 s f condo loft apt with your own 186 s f terrace enjoying unobstructed eastern views of downtown Brooklyn skyline and sunrises This stunning 2 Bedroom 2 ...$6,995
In unit washer dryer, one month free on a 12 month lease, and two months free on a 24 month lease.$6,750
1, 743 SQAURE FEET OF LUXURY IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN This historic Beaux Arts style landmark condominium was designed by McKim, Mead amp ; White and completed in 1926.$5,850
Unit 1102 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath with 1352 S F.$5,750
Enjoy bright and beautiful living in this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom loft with spectacular city and river views !$5,250
Available December 1st. This impeccable, stylish, and unique turn key one bedroom one bath loft apartment, converted from an open floor plan, features soaring 13' ceilings, solid oak floors and ...$4,625
NO FEEA true two bedroom, two full bath apartment with winged bedrooms in the Nexus, a full service boutique condo in the center of Dumbo.$4,600
Enjoy exceptional living space and 11 foot vaulted ceilings in Dumbo's premier full service prewar condominium 70 Washington Street.$4,450
One Month Free on a 12 Month Lease Net Effective Rent 4, 430 Gross Rent 4, 800Step into this modern and sleek 1137 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 full bath ...$4,250
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED Stunning Studio plus Home Office 901 S F home.$3,990
In unit washer dryer, one month free on a 12 month lease, and two months free on a 24 month lease.$3,950
Authentic one bedroom loft offered for lease in one of DUMBO's most coveted condos, 70 Washington Street.$3,800
Live in the heart of Cobble Hill in this huge, fully renovated and bright one bedroom with calming tree top views.$3,495
Live in luxurious Vinegar Hill.$3,300
First Month Free ! ! ! 1 month free on a 12 month lease !$3,271
NO FEE PLUS ONE MONTH FREE ON 13 MONTH LEASE Just Listed on DUMBO's main drag is this mint one bedroom home in the full service Nexus condominium featuring a ...$3,249
NO FEE 1 MONTH FREE ! CONVERTIBLE 1 BEDROOM IN COVETED DUMBO Nett effective rent 2, 770 per month !$3,000
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NO FEE APT Stunning 583 approx S F Studio apt with wonderful 13' soaring ceilings and enormous windows giving you great light facing West and slight park and Harbor views ...$2,899
NO FEE ! Open layout Loft studio with side sweeping waterfront views.$2,850
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