Brooklyn Heights is a historical landmark located near the Brooklyn Bridge between south Atlantic Avenue, Old Fulton Street, Cadman Park, Court Street to the east and to the west of East River. It is a middle class neighborhood that was originally known as Brooklyn Village. It is a charming neighborhood to say the least and is noted for its brownstones, scenic houses, tree lined streets and mansions. The neighborhood is home to many historic architecture buildings that were pre-1860s such as the Plymouth Church and is home to many famous icons today such as Paul Giamatti and Mary Tyler Moore.
The neighborhood today is prime real estate with rentals and property sales ranging between $2000 for rent and $500,000 to purchase. One of the major subway hubs to reach Brooklyn Heights is the Borough Hub. It is only a ten minute ride from Manhattan via bus or subway.
History of Brooklyn Heights
The history of Brooklyn Heights is an interesting one with it being heavily occupied during the Battle of Brooklyn prior to the American Revolutionary War. Back in the 1950s is when property owners started to migrate to the Heights. The new generation started buying up houses and renovating them to consolidate their luxury housing with hopes and expectations of expanding.
What to do in Brooklyn Heights
There are many attractions in Brooklyn Heights ranging from historic tours, shops, restaurants, museums, activities and the Promenade. It is recommended to start out at the Promenade to admire the spectacular view of the East River. You can take a stroll down the walkway to view the Brooklyn Bridge and observe Manhattan at a whole new level.
The Brooklyn Historical Society Museum commenced in Brooklyn Heights. It was founded in the 1860s offering an educational center and a full course library for the studies of the history of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Heights is also home to the largest hotel in New York City, St. George Hotel.
Montague Street is the main street in Brooklyn Heights. This is where you can find plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops. The Rotunda Gallery displaying art exhibitions is located on Clinton Street.
Mini tours are offered of the late 1800s early 1900s Victorian Brooklyn Heights. Since Brooklyn Heights was built by industrialists and bankers this section of the neighborhood gives a better visual of how the Heights was developed.
The Transit Museum is a great place to visit for kids and the entire family. It is located in the neutralized Court Street Subway Station offering hands on activities for educational learning’s of mass transit and old train cars.
There are tons of eateries located throughout the Heights. Some of the more popular restaurants include Lichee Nut Restaurant (Chinese), Iron Chef House (seafood), Sosta (Italian), Tenda Asian Bistro (Japanese), Chipolte (Mexican), Siggy’s Good Food (sandwiches), Lantern (Thai), Tutte Café ( Middle Eastern), Monty Q’s (pizza) and Grand Canyon (American) just to name a few. Every taste bud is accommodated with more than 50 to choose from.
Visiting Brooklyn Heights
Visiting Brooklyn Heights is recommended if you are looking to relocate to one of the most prominent areas of Brooklyn or just wanting to visit the historical landmark that dates back to the 1830s. Not only is the history interesting but today’s economy and different views of the neighborhood whether you are looking to purchase real estate, take a walk down the Promenade or shop in one of many boutiques.