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This leafy enclave across the river from Manhattan's Financial District has great views, parks, and homes.
Studio / 1 BR
47% Complete
2,790
2 Bedrooms
72% Complete
4,295
3 Bedrooms
92% Complete
5,500
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
6,000

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 24 Nightlife options
  • 52 Fitness options
  • 142 Shops
  • 127 Restaurants
  • 20 Grocery stores/markets
  • 26 Banks

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Brooklyn Heights has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Brooklyn Heights LIKE?

Brooklyn Heights is a picturesque and affluent Brooklyn neighborhood just across the river from Wall Street, making it an ideal community for those working in the city's Financial District. Many of the stately, well-preserved brownstones, brick residences, and carriage houses on its leafy streets date back to before the Civil War – in fact, it's the first city neighborhood that achieved protected landmark status. Its idyllic setting has drawn in notable residents like writers Henry Miller, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer and today it's a popular place for low key celebrities.

While there is a smattering of restaurants offering everything from pizza to Middle Eastern to French fare, you're not going to find the density of dining options that other nearby neighborhoods have. There are also some bars and pubs but nightlife here tends to be pretty tame, which is fine for the young families that reside here.

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a pedestrian walkway perched on the hills of the neighborhood that has stunning views of the city. Just below the Promenade is the Brooklyn Bridge Park, which features a walking and biking path, gardens, picnic areas, and several piers with playgrounds, dog runs, basketball, volleyball, and handball courts, soccer fields, a beach, roller rink, and a ferry to Governor's Island parklands.

There are several well regarded private schools in the neighborhood.

Brooklyn Heights is bordered on the north by DUMBO, on the east by Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill, on the south by Cobble Hill, and on the west by the East River.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 2.6 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 7.3 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 9 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 0.5 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot

Brooklyn Heights New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Brooklyn Heights LOCAL schools

PK-8 GRADES
AltSchool Brooklyn Heights
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.11 mi
PK-12 GRADES
St Ann's School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.14 mi
n/a GRADES
Brooklyn Autism Center Academy
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.14 mi
PK-12 GRADES
Packer Collegiate Institute
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.26 mi
K-8 GRADES
Ps 8 Robert Fulton
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.34 mi

 

Local Flavor   Brooklyn Heights Local Flavor

Colonie
Colonie 127 ATLANTIC AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 MAP
www.colonienyc.com

This highly rated American cuisine restaurant sources all its food from local suppliers.

Floyd NY
Floyd NY 131 ATLANTIC AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 MAP
www.floydny.com

This local hangout offers cheap beer and an indoor bocce ball court. Yes, a bocce ball court.

Sahadi's
Sahadi's 187 ATLANTIC AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 MAP
www.sahadis.com

This local deli has a great selection of ethnic food and gift baskets.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade BROOKLYN, NY 11201 MAP
www.nyharborparks.org/visit/brhe.html

Perched on the cliffs above the water, the promenade is great for walking, running, or just sitting on a bench and enjoying the view.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park BROOKLYN, NY 11201 MAP
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org

This park has a walking and biking path, gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, dog runs, athetlic fields, a beach, roller rink, and more!

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Susan Zhang , @Àngels , @Elena Mazzanti , @Teri Tynes , @Julie Feinstein , @Jay Woodworth , @Flinqr , @jesper_reinholdt , @sarazissou, @juanfrancisco.mateucc, @missmarisnyc, @atlanticmitoushisushi, @friendofafarmer, @janlew12 for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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