Welcome to Brooklyn Heights
A serene neighborhood in the midst of the city bustle
Brooklyn Heights feels far removed from the typical frenzy of the city. With serene, tree-lined streets and gorgeous community spaces, it takes on an upscale suburban feel. The peace of this historic neighborhood merges with an unparalleled level of convenience, as Brooklyn Heights is close to many of the city’s best amenities.
It was originally named Brooklyn Village and has been a prominent area of Brooklyn since the mid-1800s. It was founded by a handful of prominent landowners who also recognized the need for a steady connection to Manhattan, so they established a ferry service. Throughout the decades, Brooklyn Heights has seen many well-designed developments that have made the most of its prime location and has become an established community in its own right.
Brooklyn Heights is well-known for its historic brownstones and row houses. Much of the real estate here dates back to the pre-Civil War era and has been immaculately maintained and updated over the years. The neighborhood becomes your backyard with expansive parks, and quaint courtyards and gardens tucked away between buildings.
What to Love
- Recreation and relaxation at Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Historic brownstones
- Exciting community events
- Conveniently located to the city’s best perks
Brooklyn Heights is a suburban neighborhood full of history and a deeply rooted sense of community. It has a slower pace of life than many of its neighbors, and residents enjoy quiet streets and gorgeous waterfront areas. As a result, many families find their way to Brooklyn Heights for its convenience and serenity.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Brooklyn Heights has a charming suburban feel amid the big city hustle. Montague Street is the central collection of quaint neighborhood restaurants and bustling shops, though Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street are also full of renowned spots.
Colonie is a sociable spot that sources local American fare for its diners. A French bistro nestled in a charming storefront, Chez Moi serves French classics alongside decadent desserts and a playful cocktail menu. Take part in a neighborhood institution when you enjoy the seasonal menu and extensive wine list of Henry’s End. Modern and gorgeous, Boutros is a joyful blend of American and Middle Eastern cuisines. Another Brooklyn Heights staple is the menu full of delicious Italian fare found at Noodle Pudding.
Enjoy delicious Middle Eastern dishes and shop for ingredients and delights to take home from Sahadi’s gourmet grocery store. Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a nonprofit arts and gift shop that has supported local artisans since 1854. Visit Goose Barnacle for unique, quality menswear and stop by Collyer’s Mansion to find the perfect accent pieces for your home.
Things to Do
Brooklyn Heights is full of gorgeous outdoor spaces, a stunning waterfront, and a calendar full of community events. Its sense of community combines with a perfect blend of comparatively quiet streets and an emphasis on local art and culture to give the area a true neighborhood feel.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is an elevated walkway that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, whether you’re running, strolling, or sitting on one of the esplanade's many benches. Along the waterfront, the 85 acres of Brooklyn Bridge Park are full of recreation and relaxation. From fishing and birding to soccer and bocce ball, there is no end to things to do year-round.
Brooklyn Bridge Park also plays host to some of the city’s best events, including movies in the park, music festivals, and free outdoor workout classes. Atlantic Avenue is home to Brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival. Atlantic Antic honors the heritage of Brooklyn neighborhoods with live music stages, street performances, local restaurants, and incredible vendors.
Brooklyn Heights is served by excellent public magnet schools and some of the most highly recognized private schools in the city.
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