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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Upcoming Events

Sat 19

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCES OPENING OF SUMMER PLAYSTREETS PROGRAM IN BROOKLYN

July 19 @ 11:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm
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FiveMyles presents Hoc Est Quod Video by Nicholas Heller

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - August 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Terra Bruciata by Orazio

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - August 27 @ 6:00 pm
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Town Square’s Summer STARZ

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - August 25 @ 10:00 pm
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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

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • Bay Ridge
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Bensonhurst
  • Boerum Hill
  • Brighton Beach
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Bushwick
  • Canarsie
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Clinton Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • Coney Island
  • Crown Heights
  • Cypress Hills
  • Ditmas Park
  • Downtown Brooklyn
  • DUMBO
  • Dyker Heights
  • East New York
  • Flatbush
  • Flatlands
  • Fort Greene
  • Gowanus
  • Gravesend
  • Greenpoint
  • Kensington
  • Lefferts Gardens
  • Marine Park
  • Midwood
  • Mill Basin
  • Park Slope
  • Prospect Heights
  • Red Hook
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • South Williamsburg
  • Sunset Park
  • Williamsburg
  • Windsor Terrace