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

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Brooklyn Heights triplex co op in an historic 25 ft wide townhouse.$4,150,000
Perched high in the sky, at the cross section of Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, is 96 Schermerhorn Street Apartment PHC a well proportioned one bedroom one and one half ...$895,000
Live in this enchanting one bedroom co op apartment where No.$641,500
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A renovated, stylish, and sun filled one bedroom in a part time doorman building in Brooklyn Heights.$699,000
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This is the Brooklyn Heights alcove studio you've been waiting for !$430,000
96 Schermerhorn Penthouse F is an oversized studio with multiple levels and feels like a true home.$565,000
Rarely available sophisticated, sun filled 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, in a full service prewar cooperative in one of Brooklyn Heights most coveted buildings.$745,000
Abundant pre war charm and picture postcard views await in this sun splashed one bedroom, one bathroom in a well run, historic Brooklyn Heights cooperative.$675,000
Situated on a gorgeous tree lined cobblestone street in Brooklyn Heights, this light filled 2 bed, 2 bath, parlor floor duplex is located in a well appointed corner townhouse.$2,150,000
Come see this sophisticated modern loft, corner, Coop unit situated at the ideal crossroads of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.$970,000
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Simply sublime studio ! This large corner studio is bigger than many one bedroom apartments and has an attention to detail resulting in a zen like calm.$565,000
Hello light and sky ! Be prepared to be wowed by this high floor 2 bedroom 2 bathroom expansive home with panoramic southwestern views of Downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge and ...$899,000
Sponsor Sale ! No board approval required !$415,000
Sponsor Sale ! No board approval required !$399,000
Every day is a vacation in Penthouse 11B at 70 Remsen Street !$1,595,000
At this time Access only on weekends by appointment.$775,000
Welcome to residence 6F at the serene Concord Village a beautiful, bright, and cozy 1 bedroom in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.$565,000
Fall in love with this charming and cozy two bedroom home on a quintessential Brooklyn Heights block !$1,200,000
With an unbelievable Brooklyn Heights location and boutique co op charm, this spacious one bedroom has everything a homeowner could wish for.$729,000
Own a piece of history in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn !$419,000
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An air of grace and sophistication comes into this Concord Village 900 sq ft corner unit 2 bdr.$799,000
Welcome to the fruit streets of Brooklyn Heights, one of Brooklyns' most historic, premier neighborhoods.$499,000
Welcome to unit 15N at the fabulous Robert Livingston a uniquely spacious and beautifully renovated home, with the size and privacy of a true 1BR.$495,000
Perched on a high floor at 230 Jay Street, a full service co op building, unit 11J is a meticulously renovated, sun filled 2 bedroom 2 bath home outfitted with ...$965,000
This apartment was originally a small one bedroom but the owner took the wall down and is now a studio.$695,000
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