Brooklyn Heights Apartments For Sale

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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Duplex with HUGE Backyard on Private Street in Prime Brooklyn Heights$1,748,000
Announcing 50 Hicks, a stunningly appointed 1 family townhome offering a home life of comfort and understated grandeur.$10,825,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$9,045,000
Hicks Street was named after John and Jacob Hicks.$8,600,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$8,500,000
Welcome to this townhome style, Triplex Penthouse Masterpiece at Pierhouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park.$7,150,000
Welcome to this Triplex Penthouse Masterpiece at Pierhouse.$7,150,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$6,235,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$5,315,000
Virtual Tours Available !$5,288,000
Luxury living awaits in the center of Brooklyn's world class waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park with impressive, unparalleled views, and abundant recreational amenities right outside your door at Pierhouse.$4,750,000
This is your rare chance to own a spectacular, sprawling apartment with phenomenal outdoor space at coveted 72 Poplar Street in prime Brooklyn Heights.$4,500,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$4,500,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$4,095,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$3,950,000
Virtual Tours Available !$3,810,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$3,500,000
Virtual Tours Available !$3,440,000
Virtual Tours Available !$3,425,000
Closings Late Spring 2020.$3,350,000
Virtual Tours Available !$3,231,000
Come see all this spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has to offer in a beautiful Art Deco style 24 hour doorman building within the heart of bucolic Brooklyn Heights.$3,195,000
Virtual Tours Available !$3,195,000
Please note that open house is by appointment only.$3,175,000
Virtual Appointments Now Available Immediate Occupancy.$2,950,000
Virtual Tours Available !$2,821,000
Forget about party politics lets keep the Drama where it belongs.$2,750,000
Apt 2F at 53 Boerum Place, is a corner unit offering the largest two bedroom, two bath configuration at The Boulevard East, one of the most sought after condominiums in ...$899,000
Located in a friendly co op within a vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood, this is a rare opportunity to live on a high floor in the largest corner unit in the complex, ...$995,000
Do not miss this truly special corner townhouse in the sky, on the top floor of one of Brooklyn Heights most conveniently located elevator buildings, one block to every subway ...$2,500,000
This lovely light filled studio is located on one of the most coveted tree lined streets in Brooklyn Heights.$475,000
Showing By Appointment ! !$369,000
Closings Late Spring 2020.$1,775,000
Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment located on one of Brooklyn Heights' best blocks.$950,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY in The Standish, Brooklyn s premier full service, luxury condominium.$550,000
Discover this prewar gem on one of Historic Brooklyn Heights' premier tree lined blocks.$1,850,000
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