Neighborhood Guide

Brooklyn Heights

A quaint, historic Brooklyn neighborhood known for its brownstones, quiet tree-lined streets and a romantic promenade with views of Manhattan.

Brooklyn Heights is considered “New York’s first suburb,” as it was a popular commuter town in the early 19th century when a steam ferry service started shuttling residents to Wall Street. Over 600 pre-Civil War houses and rows of well-kept brownstones still stand, giving the area a historic, neighborly feel. (You won’t find any skyscrapers in Brooklyn Heights.) Just west of the residential blocks, the neighborhood boasts a long promenade, with views of Lower Manhattan, and a popular waterfront park. Spend an afternoon wandering the side streets and you’ll see why this neighborhood is considered to be the epitome of what locals call “Brownstone Brooklyn.”

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Getting Here

A, C trains to High Street

2, 3 trains between Clark Street and Borough Hall

R train to Court Street

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  • Bay Ridge
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Bensonhurst
  • Boerum Hill
  • Brighton Beach
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  • Clinton Hill
  • Cobble Hill
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  • Ditmas Park
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  • East New York
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  • Flatlands
  • Fort Greene
  • Gowanus
  • Gravesend
  • Greenpoint
  • Kensington
  • Lefferts Gardens
  • Marine Park
  • Midwood
  • Mill Basin
  • Park Slope
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