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Brooklyn Heights - Neighborhood Profile

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Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Promenade in Brooklyn Heights

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Brooklyn Heights at a Glance:

Brooklyn Heights attracts residents and visitors not only because of its proximity to Manhattan but also for its charming brownstones and tree-lined streets.

Perched on the East River waterfront, Brooklyn Heights has been home to several notable personalities, including director Paul Giamatti and the late Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Mailer.

Brooklyn Heights on the Map:

Brooklyn Heights is bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Cadman Park and Court Street to the east, the East River to the west, and Old Fulton Street to the north.

Brooklyn Heights Transportation:

Public transportation abounds in Brooklyn Heights.

  • The subway station at Borough Hall is a major hub, with service to the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, and R lines.
  • Further north, the 2 and 3 lines stop at a station on Clark Street.
  • Buses include the B25, B69, B57, B63, and B61.

Brooklyn Heights Schools:

  • Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, 185 Court St
  • Grace Church School, 254 Hicks St
  • Packer Collegiate Institute, 170 Joralemon St
  • Plymouth Church School, 75 Hicks St
  • PS 08, 47 Hicks St
  • St. Ann's School, 129 Pierrepont St
  • St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St

Brooklyn Heights Real Estate:

Brooklyn Heights is only a ten-minute ride away from Manhattan on the subway, and the area is prime real estate. Apartment rentals start at about $2000 for a one-bedroom. A one-bedroom apartment sale starts at approximately $500,000.

Brooklyn Heights Bars and Restaurants:

For excellent Italian food, don't miss "Noodle Pudding," "Queen," or the famous pizza at "Grimaldi's." The diner "Teresa's" dishes out hearty Polish food. Other neighborhood favorites include "Fattoush" for inexpensive Mediterranean food, "Lassen & Hennigs" for gourmet food on the go, "Le Petit Marche" for French dining, "Chip Shop" for award-winning fish and chips, and "Tazza," a coffee shop that serves panini and baked goods. Beer lovers won't want to miss "Pete's Waterfront Ale House," the "Henry St. Ale House," or "Jack the Horse Tavern."

Brooklyn Heights Activities & Attractions:

At 1,826 feet, the Brooklyn Heights promenade stretches along the East River waterfront and is the main attraction in the area. Stroll down the walkway for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Heights is also home to the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, the St. George Hotel, which was once New York City's largest hotel, and a large open air green market at Borough Hall.

Brooklyn Heights Shopping:

Bargain shoppers love the "Housing Works Thrift Store" on Montague Street for vintage clothing, furniture, and shoe finds. Both "Ricky's" and "M.A.C." stock an array of beauty products, and at "Design Within Reach," you'll find modern furnishings and designer home goods.

Brooklyn Heights Essentials:

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