Brooklyn Heights Townhouses 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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Newly renovated and restored !$15,000
NO FEE Gorgeous Parlor DUPLEX 4 bedroom, 2.$13,500
On the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with some of the best views in town is 148 Columbia Heights 1, a rarely available, 3 bed, 3 full bath townhouse triplex with private ...$12,000
This Carriage house has everything ; six bedrooms including two en suite master bedrooms, gas fireplace, secluded garden, renovated kitchen, central A C, 5 skylights and unheard of indoor parking ...$12,000
Fantastic 2BR Flex 3BR 2Bth available on one of the most desirable blocks in Brooklyn Heights.$7,500
This is it ! Three bedrooms, 1.$7,500
2 Bedroom luxury FURNISHED apartment in the heart of Brooklyn Height's historic district is available immediately for short term rental.$7,100
Prime Brooklyn Heights block and an ABSOLUTE CHARMER !$6,400
Get ready to FALL IN LOVE !$6,300
No Fee. Fantastic 3BR 2Bth available on one of the most desirable blocks in Brooklyn Heights.$6,000
Charming pre war 2 bedroom apartment available furnished or unfurnished.$5,900
Get ready to FALL IN LOVE !$5,900
Two Bedroom luxury FURNISHED apartment in the heart of Brooklyn Height's historic district is available immediately for short term or long term.$5,500
Loft like 2 bedroom with office, huge terrace approx 700sf.$5,500
Loft like and open modern and elegant 1 Bedroom luxury FURNISHED apartment in the heart of Brooklyn Height's historic neighborhood.$5,300
Picture perfect and European chic with NYC skyline views.$5,300
Gardener's delight ! Huge 2 bed with washer dryer and private yard, WBF !$4,600
This hidden gem is just 5 minutes from bustling Manhattan.$4,500
Beautiful studio straight out of Paris.$4,250
Arts and crafts Queen Anne Townhouse.$3,900
Elevator, Only 2 Apts. Per Floor, Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Dishwasher Microwave, Marble Countertop, Recessed Lighting, 5 Closets, High Ceilings Washer Dryer, 2 Full Marble Bathrooms and Closets in ...$3,695
Brooklyn Heights charming parlor floor through.$3,500
Short term rentalPresenting 16 Monroe Place, a beautifully restored prewar rental building on a tree lined brownstone block in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$3,325
NO FEE Perched atop a picturesque brownstone located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights is your new home.$3,300
Loft like, funky, and flexible duplex loft in Prime Brooklyn Heights available for rent.$3,100
170 STATE STREET, 2E, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS NO FEE Two bedroom apartment for rent in Brooklyn Heights.$3,100
Beautifully furnished one Bedroom in prime location.$3,000
The photo illustrates the current state of the kitchen but we are planning on upgrading the kitchen with brand new stainless appliances and new light fixtures.$2,357
Beautiful 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a HUGE closet in Brooklyn Heights.$2,357
Clean, updated one bedroom with lots of sunlight, good closet space and laundry on site.$2,800
Light filled one bedroom in beautiful Brooklyn Heights, large living room, open kitchen, full bath.$2,300
Unique and charming one bedroom.$2,400
170 STATE STREET, 3D, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS NO FEE One bedroom apartment for rent in Brooklyn Heights.$2,295
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