Brooklyn Heights is an affluent residential neighborhood within the borough of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood protected by the 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City. The neighborhood is largely composed of blocks of picturesque row houses and a few mansions. A great range of architectural styles is represented, including Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, Neo-Grec, and Classical Revival.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Filled with upper-middle-class families, Brooklyn Heights is an affluent residential area and the oldest, the most expensive neighborhood in Brooklyn. A classic feature of this area is its low-rise architecture and brownstone row houses, most of them built prior to the Civil War. Also, plentiful notable churches and religious institutions reflect a significant Catholic population in this neighborhood. St. Ann's Church is one of the iconic historic churches located in the neighborhood.
Brownstone Row Houses
A corner of Fruits Streets
St. Ann's Church
The upscale atmosphere of Brooklyn Heights is attributed to the ample historic brownstone houses and tree-lined side streets which make beautiful landscapes. Residents love to stroll and walk their pets on the safe streets with trees and beautiful plants and flowers. A pedestrian walkway, Brooklyn Height Promenade is a 1,826-foot-long platform and waterfront pathway offering exercise spaces, benches, and breathtaking Manhattan skyline view on the East River. It has become the locals' favorite spot for recreation.
Tree-lined side street
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Manhattan skyline view
Brooklyn Heights is regarded as a political center in Brooklyn. Many government buildings are located in Brooklyn Heights such as Brooklyn Borough Hall, the original City Hall that houses the Brooklyn Borough President and is an oldest public building in Brooklyn. The Kings County Supreme Court and U.S. Attorney's Office are also in this neighborhood.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Kings County Supreme Court
U.S. Attorney's Office
Brooklyn Heights has delicious cafés and restaurants with a modern design, gathering many customers. One of the popular dining places is 1 Hotel. Opened in 2017, 1 Hotel is an eco-friendly luxury hotel chain, and it offers panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, East River, and the Manhattan skyline. Many delightful dining places are within 1 Hotel such as THE OSPREY, Neighbors Café, and Harriet's Rooftop. The Neighbors café serves fresh food, seasonal selections and artisanal sweets.
Brooklyn Heights serves many subway services, specifically the A,C,F, and R trains at Jay Street – MetroTech, the 2 and 3 trains at Clark Street, and the 2,3,4,5, and R, trains at Court Street–Borough Hall. Residents enjoy the convenience of a five-minute train ride to Lower Manhattan, and a Citywide Ferry Service started in 2017.
Subway: 2,3 to Clark St. | A,C,F,R to Jay St. – MetroTech| R to Court St.-Borough Hall | 2,3 to Borough Hall | 4,5 to Borough Hall
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