Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

4.8
#3 of 14 in Neighborhoods in Brooklyn
One of New York City's wealthiest neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights occupies a riverside greenspace that houses a wide array of classic East Coast architecture. Known to the local Lenape tribe before the arrival of Dutch colonists in the mid-1600s, the area saw combat during the American Revolution and steadily grew in popularity as a desirable location in the following centuries. Wander through the tree-lined streets and admire the rowhouses that characterize this part of the borough, some dating from the 18th century. Stroll along the East River promenade for views of Manhattan across the water. Although the neighborhood sits in an outer borough, its transportation links make travel to the heart of New York quick and efficient. Make Brooklyn Heights a centerpiece of your Brooklyn vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brooklyn route maker tool .
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  • walking Bklyn Heights is like a visit to any OLD TOWN area in any foreign location, only this has become gentrified in the past 15 years and now a very expense neighborhood so close to Manhattan. so m...  more »
  • A quiet, beautiful, Woody neighborhood with stone and brick front houses, important access stairs. Nice architecture, wide sidewalks. A lot of people walking on the edge of the river, the Skyline opposite. Nice to walk without a hurry.
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