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

A rare 4 bedroom home in the coveted southwest corner of 1 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights offering gracious entertaining rooms all flowing from a large welcoming entrance gallery.$5,300,000
Stunning, sun drenched parlor duplex in a 25 ft.$3,600,000
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
Please note that open house is by appointment only.$3,175,000
Forget about party politics lets keep the Drama where it belongs.$2,750,000
A once in a generation opportunity to live behind The Clock and call one of Brooklyn s most sought after and iconic residences home.$2,350,000
8H is a large 1 bedroom 1 bath loft style unit with high 13 foot ceilings, tall windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a wealth of closet space.$675,000
Featured in the New York Times and boasting stunning views of the NY Harbor and Downtown Manhattan, Residence 17C at the historic St.$649,000
Spacious and light filled studio penthouse converted to graceful one bedroom.$498,500
Who wouldn t want to live in this prime, perfect and pretty one bedroom home on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights ?$759,000
By Appointment Only Opportunity to create a sprawling 3 bedroom 2 bath combination apartment in one of Brooklyn Heights' best buildings !$1,800,000
Contact me for a virtual tour !$599,000
Unit A3B at 124 Atlantic Avenue otherwise known as the A amp ; P Building is a 1 bed, 1 bath cooperative apartment perfectly situated on the Cobble Hill Brooklyn ...$725,000
Welcome to 225 Adams Street 4G, this front facing one bedroom co op is located in Concord Village.$449,000
Opportunity to live in one of Brooklyn Heights' best buildings !$1,225,000
Super stylish studio with innovative Italian Clei Murphy bed that transforms into a sofa with hidden storage and shelving.$375,000
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24 Monroe Place was first brought to market in 1926 with details that attracted only the most discerning buyers.$1,399,000
EMAIL US FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR !$459,000
Viewing by private appointment.$650,000
Incredible Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Duplex Truly special and dramatic in every way, this 2 3 Bedroom Penthouse duplex has sweeping views of Downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and NYC ...$1,359,000
PLEASE NOTE We will not be having any open houses for this apartment for the foreseeable future in order to make sure everyone is as safe as possible.$1,195,000
The outdoors plays a great part in this home.$549,000
This functional residence is comfortable, and above all, handsome.$529,900
Experience unparalleled charm and prime location on the finest block in historic Brooklyn Heights.$670,000
Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment located on one of Brooklyn Heights' best blocks.$950,000
Want space ? Say less. Adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park where DUMBO meets Brooklyn Heights, Unit 4J of 28 Old Fulton Street is the epitome of Brooklyn loft living.$1,065,000
PREWAR BEAUTY ! This lovely home has been exquisitely renovated and couldnt be prettier.$699,000
Triple mint, beautifully renovated 1 bedroom co op in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$599,000
SIMPLY GORGEOUS ! Are you looking for a very spacious, elegant, and ever so quiet one bedroom apartment in one of the most coveted, prewar, doorman buildings in prime Brooklyn ...$859,000
Beautiful and highly desirable one bedroom cooperative apartment in this full service Art Deco style building, located on the tree lined, quiet block in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$849,000
Be enchanted by the extraordinary charm of this Brooklyn Heights Historic District pre war 2 bed 2 bath loft style duplex.$1,675,000
Showing By Appointment ! !$385,000
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 ...$2,595,000
On one of the most quiet tree lined streets in all of New York City 115 Willow Street is a triumph of Brooklyn Heights luxury.$1,199,000
130 Hicks Street, Brooklyn HeightsALL OPEN HOUSES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.$430,000
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