Brooklyn Heights Townhouses 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

Massive Brooklyn Heights Mansion with Parking$8,990,000
Nestled at the end of the acclaimed Grace Court Alley in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, 19 is a 25 foot wide dreamy red brick carriage house that is the ...$3,950,000
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$7,750,000
Historic Brooklyn Heights Townhouse New to Market !$2,995,000
25 Schermerhorn is a grand 5 story 25 wide x 55 deep Victorian mansion located in the heart of the landmarked Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.$5,800,000
The New Benchmark in Brooklyn Townhouse Luxury Living, Coming Soon.$10,500,000
Your Brooklyn Heights dream apartment has finally hit the market.$2,250,000
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$3,495,000
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE One full floor 2BR, 1BA at 164 State Street in Brooklyn Heights 999, 000, Maint.$999,000
Located in a quintessential Brooklyn Heights townhouse, this floor thru two bedroom cooperative has clean aesthetic and beautiful original details.$1,495,000
45 State Street, located on a picturesque and quiet tree lined residential block in the heart of historic Brooklyn Heights, is an airy and bright four story brick townhouse.$4,650,000
Beauty On The Block This is it !$2,395,000
Originally built in 1829, 113 Willow Street offers the rare opportunity to own a 24' wide, mint condition, Federal style townhouse.$8,950,000
This large one bedroom home, located in a beautiful prewar brownstone mansion on one of Brooklyn Heights most coveted location is a must see !$825,000
Featuring over 25' of frontage, 72 Hicks Street is a beautifully renovated single family townhouse in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$6,350,000
Welcome to 30 Remsen Street, the heart of historic Brooklyn Heights.$975,000
2 Grace Court Alley, a historic carriage house located on one of the very few streets in NYC that are filled almost exclusively with mid 19th century carriage houses.$5,800,000
Simply the best 16 Remsen Street, a 26 foot wide, five story townhouse with finished cellar and four outdoor spaces on the finest block in Brooklyn Heights.$14,500,000
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$10,200,000
As big as a house ! With approximately 3600SF spread out over 3 floors plus multiple large decks, it is the size of many 5 bedroom brownstones.$4,775,000
Exceptional opportunity to own a turnkey townhouse in prime Brooklyn Heights for under 4.$4,895,000
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
Welcome to 30 Schermerhorn Street, Apt 3 4 !$2,450,000
143 Willow Street, on one of Brooklyn Heights premier blocks, is a stately 25 foot wide, 5 story home with grand entertaining spaces, seven bedrooms and an elegant library, four ...$8,950,000
45 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights melds an historic single family townhouse with a bright, fresh, contemporary interior.$3,740,000
48 Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights is the house you have been looking for.$6,680,000
Rare opportunity to own a fully renovated and historical multi family townhouse in one of Brooklyn Heights finest locations on the fruit streets.$6,600,000
Stately and elegant, 30 Garden Place is a quintessential example of a beautiful 21 wide brownstone on one of the finest tree lined blocks in Brooklyn Heights.$6,995,000
Tree lined Heights. This beautiful, architect designed and renovated one bedroom co op apartment is situated on a quiet tree lined block in Brooklyn Heights.$599,000
Brooklyn Heights' best renovated townhouse value !$3,250,000
16 Grace Court Alley is a charming carriage house on one of the most picturesque streets in New York City.$4,595,000
23 Willow Place, circa 1854, is a lovely example of Greek Revival Style architecture with Italianate detail.$4,900,000
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