Tourists first experience Brooklyn Heights after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, when they stop for pizza at Grimaldi’s or Juliana’s. New Yorkers, on the other hand, know Brooklyn Heights for its picture-perfect brownstones and its pin-drop quiet streets. It is Brooklyn’s answer to Manhattan’s West Village, with charms and quirks that many find irresistible.
Brooklyn Heights is bordered by Old Fulton Street to the north; Cadman Plaza/Court Street to the east; Atlantic Avenue to the south; and by the East River to the west. Its modern history dates back to 1816, when Brooklyn was chartered as a village in New York. By 1860, there were over 600 houses in Brooklyn Heights, many of which still stand today. The neighborhood’s historic architecture was protected by the Landmarks Preservation Law in 1965, making it the first neighborhood in New York designated as a historic district.
Close proximity to Downtown Brooklyn allows for convenient access to transportation, including the A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, N, and R trains. The neighborhood has excellent schools, including PS 8 and Saint Ann’s School, as well as parks, most notably the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park.