WaterfrontThis residential neighborhood has premier waterfront facilities and amenities for recreational and commercial use. The Pier 1 Playground and Harbor View Lawn offer panoramic views of the New York Harbor and famous Brooklyn Bridge. You can also sit on the stairs of the Granite Prospect and admire the stunning skyline of Lower Manhattan. The Pier 1 Salt Marsh is a unique natural attraction near Pier 1. Basketball and handball courts are open to the public at Pier 2, which includes several grassy fields for other outdoor sports. Pier 5 has multiple soccer fields for amateur play by local clubs and organizations. Overlooking Governor's Island, Pier 6 has a man-made beach, dog park, children's playground and other family-friendly facilities. This pier also has spacious promenades that accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. Some of the riverfront piers at Brooklyn Heights are directly connected by scenic trails that are part of the Greenway Trace. The waterfront area of the district is also lined with trendy hotels, bars, restaurants and shops that capture the essence of the borough. For example, the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a modern property with a five-star rating. This chic hotel has rooftop lounges and bars that offer sweeping views of Manhattan and the surrounding rivers. Pizzerias, cafes, ice cream shops and bistros are concentrated near the corner of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Click to book your Brooklyn Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Cultural AttractionsThe Brooklyn Historical Society is centrally located in Brooklyn Heights. Dedicated to the history of the borough, this venue hosts rotating exhibitions on various eras in NYC. The society's on-site library has more than 33,000 books in the archives. Thousands of maps, manuscripts and other printed materials also shed light on the history of Brooklyn. Dominating the scene at Cadman Plaza Park, the Brooklyn War Memorial pays tribute to more than 11,000 soldiers from Brooklyn who participated in World War I. Made of limestone and granite, this memorial is one of the largest of its kind in NYC.
Visiting Brooklyn HeightsSituated on the East River, Brooklyn Heights is easily accessible by ferry. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue station is located in the southern section of the neighborhood. This dock is served by the South Brooklyn (SB) line, which stops at Wall St/Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. Situated in the neighborhood's northern tip, the DUMBO/BBP Pier 1 station is also served by the SB ferry line. Additionally, this waterfront pier is part of the East River (ER) route, which stops at various points in Manhattan along the East River. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge is another infrastructure that offers direct access to Brooklyn Heights. Exit ramps near Cadman Plaza lead directly to the waterfront district. In fact, this historic plaza defines the community's eastern border. Interstate 278, also known locally as the Brooklyn Queens Expressway runs through the neighborhood's western side. This busy expressway links Brooklyn with Queens and Staten Island. Of course, you can also take the NYC Subway to this vibrant area of Brooklyn. The A and C trains stop at High Street-Brooklyn Bridge station, and the 2 and 3 trains serve the Clark Street station. Additionally, the N, R and W lines stop at the Court Street station.
Published On: 2019-02-01
Updated On: 2019-02-05
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