Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

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One of New York City's wealthiest neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights occupies a riverside greenspace that houses a wide array of classic East Coast architecture. Known to the local Lenape tribe before the arrival of Dutch colonists in the mid-1600s, the area saw combat during the American Revolution and steadily grew in popularity as a desirable location in the following centuries. Wander through the tree-lined streets and admire the rowhouses that characterize this part of the borough, some dating from the 18th century. Stroll along the East River promenade for views of Manhattan across the water. Although the neighborhood sits in an outer borough, its transportation links make travel to the heart of New York quick and efficient. Make Brooklyn Heights a centerpiece of your Brooklyn vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Brooklyn route maker tool .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Interesting location great views nice walk and park but residents can be better it can be dangerous you smell weed at places so strong but water front restaurants are still worth visiting  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    There are no skyscrapers but the classic row houses typically Anglo-American, it is an area to see right to understand that America is not just Manhattan. There are also gardens well maintained, these three-story tall houses per betting year their own history that sees them over time become a single property developed split level appointment, or a building where most families lived in small apartments (mini style condos). This can be understood by the number of bells on the front door.
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  • September 25, 2017
    This neighborhood has not only burgeoned with very expensive real estate but really fine restaurants and interesting shops are all around.  more »

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