About the NeighborhoodBring even the most jaded New Yorker to Brooklyn Heights and you’ll see him temporarily silenced, sated and even renewed by the views. Such is the power of the ultra-iconic perspective from the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the sight of downtown’s clutter of towers—plus Lady Liberty—from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Dubbed “America’s first suburb”, it lacks Brooklyn’s usual FOMO-inducing restaurant churn. Instead, its pre-war rowhouses are serviced by a few choice eateries that, whether new or old, are treated as neighbourhood institutions.
“It’d take a guy a lifetime to know Brooklyn t’roo an’ t’roo. An’ even den, yuh wouldn’t know it all.”
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse offers free kayaking.
Don’t leave without a red velvet cake.
Formerly home to writing legends Thomas Wolfe and W.H. Auden.
No matter how retro looking, most of NYC’s 10,000 phone booths are now Wi-Fi hotspots.
Built not for the (incredible) views, but to shield brownstones from highway noise.
Brooklyn Heights is home to several prestigious high schools.
High maintenance dogs deserve a groom at Perfect Paws.
The Brooklyn Bridge: an icon since 1883.
Meticulous maintenance plus history make the neighborhood a frequent movie set.
The Promenade’s the place to see July 4th fireworks shooting from nearby Liberty Island.