Brooklyn Heights Co-ops 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.

For more information:
http://brooklynheightsblog.com/
http://www.southbrooklyn.net/b_heights.html
http://brooklynheightsassociation.org/
http://www.mta.info/mta/museum
http://www.toymuseumny.org
http://www.micromuseum.com
http://www.stfranciscollege.edu
http://www.brooklynhistory.com

Penthouse B at One Pierrepont Street offers an owner more than a home, it offers an incomparable lifestyle.$11,100,000
A rare 4 bedroom home in the coveted south and west corner of 1 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights offering gracious entertaining rooms all flowing from a large welcoming entrance ...$5,600,000
On one of the most sought after and idyllic blocks in Brooklyn Heights is, 9 Garden Place 2, a rarely available and truly elegant 4 bedroom, 3 full bath triplex ...$3,495,000
Warmth and charm you can only find in a classic 8 prewar home and it is in one of the most beautiful Beaux Arts style buildings in central Brooklyn Heights.$3,495,000
Like no other apartment on the market.$2,785,000
Delightful Penthouse with Endless SunsetsThis one of a kind, beautiful penthouse apartment, plus entire private roof with stunning, iconic views of lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York Harbor and ...$2,195,000
Please note Saturday, June 2 Open House by appointment only.$675,000
Did you miss the fireworks ?$659,999
Brooklyn Heights Dream Location !$460,000
Sunny, east facing studio at The Breukelen.$460,000
Priced to Sell ! 96 Schermerhorn Street 1F is a spacious corner triplex comprised of approximately 1, 306 square feet spanning 3 levels.$799,000
235 Adams St 8IEasily converts to 1 bdr amp ; den Concord Village corner unit with double exposure Fully renovated Extra large cabinets, storage space amp ; double wide closetsSubways ...$615,000
Coming Soon ! Location, history and style blend into perfection in this large, triple mint one bedroom home beautifully perched on the 5th floor of the striking neo Romanesque structure ...$735,000
PRICE IMROVEMENT TO 745, 000 1 BEDROOM EASILY CONVERTIBLE TO 2 BEDROOM OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY JUNE 25TH FROM 6 00 7 00 Flexibility to meet your needs.$745,000
LOCATION ! LOCATION ! LOCATION !$668,000
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$735,000
Your dreams have come true !$2,150,000
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE One full floor 2BR, 1BA at 164 State Street in Brooklyn Heights 999, 000, Maint.$999,000
Beautiful sunlit home in the Heights at 57 Montague St !$779,000
IF YOU HATE GORGEOUS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MANHATTAN, THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE amp ; THE EAST RIVER.$539,000
This spacious one bedroom apartment features a large balcony with views of downtown Manhattan and the tree lined landmarked blocks of Brooklyn Heights.$899,000
STUNNING VIEWS of Brooklyn waterfront, to the statue of liberty, and downtown Manhattan from this flexible corner 2 bed 2 bath home.$1,350,000
OPEN HOUSE BY APPOINTMENT, SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd.$399,000
STUNNING 1120SQFT, ONE BEDROOM HOME WITH BONUS SLEEPING LOFT !$1,120,000
An architect renovated loft overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.$1,350,000
If you've been looking for the best home, now you've found it !$710,000
COMING SOON Spacious and light filled studio penthouse.$500,000
A renovated, enormous junior one bedroom in a part time doorman building in Brooklyn Heights.$549,000
See virtual tour video link below.$750,000
Spacious, sunny convertible two bedroom pre war coop in the heart of Brooklyn presents many possibilities.$799,000
Come see this rarely available, newly and fully renovated, 1 bed home office, 1.$895,000
Make this airy one bedroom in 96 Schermerhorn Street your new home !$625,000
Prime location in Brooklyn Heights.$1,495,000
CONTRACT HAS A SELLING CONTINGENCY still showing This exquisite pre war Co op, is conveniently located between Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill near all transportation and stores.$1,275,000
Designer, extra spacious alcove studio in full service building in downtown Brooklyn.$560,000
96 Schermerhorn Street 8D is a lofty and bright, 1.$940,000
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