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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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