Brooklyn Heights

Welcome to Brooklyn Heights

A waterside, northern Brooklyn neighborhood, Brooklyn Heights is a beautiful and historic area bordered by DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and the East River. Considered New York’s first “suburb,” the area derives its name from its naturally elevated position. Hallmarks of this Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood are quiet, tree-lined streets and grand, historic homes. A pedestrian walkway along the East River, The Brooklyn Promenade, draws locals and tourists alike for its breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Downtown Manhattan, and the water. A relatively new addition to the neighborhood, the riverside Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class green space offering recreation and respite year round.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, DUMBO

Nearby Transportation

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, N, R, W Buses: B25, B61, B63, B65

Explore Brooklyn Heights

Historic homes in Grace Court Alley
Historic homes in Grace Court Alley
The neighborhood is known for its classic brownstones
The neighborhood is known for its classic brownstones

Homes

Brooklyn Heights streets are home to large, often palatial townhouses dating to the early 19th century; buildings in the Greek Revival, Gothic, Italianate and Late Victorian style; and even early- and mid-20th century apartment buildings. Clapboard single-family homes and charming brick carriage houses add to the architectural diversity and texture. For luxury rentals and condos with a full slate of amenities and services, look to the northern and western edges of the neighborhood—outside the historic district where development is permitted.

Listings in the Area

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24 Monroe Place Md, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York - 2 Bedrooms  
1.5 Bathrooms  
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24 Monroe Place, MD
$1,100,000
Brooklyn Heights
2 BR  |  1.5 BA  |  4.5 RM
Joanna Mayfield Marks  (718) 613-2810
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Cranberry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY - 1 Bedrooms  
1 Bathrooms  
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Cranberry Street
$4,700 MO.
Brooklyn Heights
1 BR  |  1 BA  |  3 RM
Eli Ickovic  (718) 613-2006
New Listing
151 Joralemon Street 17, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York - 1 Bedrooms  
1 Bathrooms  
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151 Joralemon Street, 17
$695,000
Brooklyn Heights
1 BR  |  1 BA  |  3 RM
Brian Lehner  (718) 858-5423
New Listing
Cranberry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY - 1 Bathrooms  
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Cranberry Street
$3,200 MO.
Brooklyn Heights
1 BA  |  2 RM
Eli Ickovic  (718) 613-2006
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Brooklyn Heights homes are beautiful and historic. From historical townhomes to sky-rise apartments with Manhattan views, there is something for everyone.
- Natalie Rabaa, Real Estate Agent

The stoops leading to the majestic entrance doors create an elegant invitation. In addition there are many historic interior details, like high ceilings and ornate fireplaces.
- Petra Kobayashi, Real Estate Agent

The Lifestyle

A stone’s throw from Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights is an elegant escape from city life that offers a combination of incredible convenience and refined, peaceful surroundings. While Brooklyn Heights offers a singular refuge from urban life, it is simultaneously surrounded by the dynamic and bustling neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and DUMBO, where all the essentials and the finest of everything are close at hand. Named New York City’s first Historic District in 1965—a designation that curbed development and alterations within its boundaries—Brooklyn Heights is architecturally one of the most well-preserved areas of New York City.

Shopping and Dining along the Waterfront
Shopping and Dining along the Waterfront
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Grace Court Alley
Grace Court Alley
Smith Street
Smith Street

I love the tree-lined streets and the graceful historic buildings. The inherent elegance is uplifting and transports one out of the busy zeitgeist Many Brooklyn neighborhoods have changed a lot, but Brooklyn Heights remains remarkably intact to this day. It is the opposite of high-rise Manhattan and evokes the sense of a bucolic past that makes it so charming.
- Petra Kobayashi, Real Estate Agent

Brooklyn Heights is the idyllic Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood. The tree-lined streets and historic buildings take you back to a NYC of yesteryear, while the subway access and close location to Manhattan, DUMBO, and Downtown Brooklyn make for the perfect location to live in NYC.
- Natalie Rabaa, Real Estate Agent

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
An 85-acre, world-class riverside park designed by renowned firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, this series of piers offers fields for recreation, playgrounds, waterside activities, dining, natural landscapes, and stellar views.
The Brooklyn Promenade
The Brooklyn Promenade
Expansive tree-lined, pedestrian walkway offering unparalleled views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Downtown Manhattan.
Hillside Dog Park
Hillside Dog Park
The biggest dog park in Brooklyn with picnic tables and a separate area for small breeds.
Governors Island
Governors Island
Located in New York Harbor and a quick ferry ride away, this car-free, 172-acre island offers recreation for all ages and hosts cultural events throughout the year.
Pierrepont Playground
Pierrepont Playground
Popular, shaded play space just off the Promenade.

Outdoors

One of the newest and best parks in New York City is in Brooklyn Heights’ backyard; other options for outdoor recreation include smaller, shady parks and an island in New York Harbor.

The promenade is world famous for views and one of the best places in the city to take a picture
- Natalie Rabaa, Real Estate Agent

Cultural Attractions / Landmarks

Brooklyn Heights celebrates and showcases its history, while also offering opportunities to experience the new and cutting-edge.

Center for Brooklyn History
Center for Brooklyn History
Founded in 1863 and formerly known as the Brooklyn Historical Society, dedicated to the study and preservation of the borough’s history.
Plymouth Church
Plymouth Church
Historic Church, dubbed “Grand Central Depot” of the Underground Railroad.
Jane's Carousel
Jane's Carousel
Glass-enclosed merry-go-round on a parkside pier.
St. Ann's Warehouse
St. Ann's Warehouse
Cultural center showcasing avant-garde theatre, emerging artists, and community programming in a pre-Civil War structure in DUMBO.
Brooklyn Heights Library
Brooklyn Heights Library
A new 26,000-square-foot library next to Cadman Plaza.

There are many beautiful old churches. One of them is the famed Plymouth Church, the seat of the Underground Railroad while under the ministry of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The garden is graced by a beautiful sculpture of Beecher and is one of my favorite places to walk by in the neighborhood.
- Petra Kobayashi, Real Estate Agent

Brooklyn Heights homes are beautiful and historic. From historical townhomes to sky-rise apartments with Manhattan views, there is something for everyone.
- Petra Kobayashi, Real Estate Agent

River Cafe
River Cafe
Romantic waterside destination dining with breathtaking views of Manhattan.
Noodle Pudding
Noodle Pudding
Classic and delicious Italian cuisine in a casual setting.
Chez Moi
Chez Moi
Classic French fare and inventive cocktails.
Colonie
Colonie
New American featuring seasonal, local ingredients and a diverse beer, wine, and cocktail menu.
Lassen & Hennigs
Lassen & Hennigs
Family business serving gourmet prepared foods, baked goods, and celebrated sandwiches since 1949.
Luzzo’s BK
Luzzo’s BK
Wood-fired, thin-crust pizza and Italian dishes.
Henry’s End
Henry’s End
Cozy neighborhood institution specializing in hearty, meat-forward fare.

Dining

Brooklyn Heights is full of dining options, no matter what you’re looking for: casual and comforting, romantic and refined, and brunch and late-night friendly. From rooftop scenes and creative cocktails to an ale house, a bar on a boat, or a sailor’s dive, you’ve got choices on where to go after hours.

Noodle Pudding is an Italian restaurant where the food is a mix of expected classic dishes and in season specials. All cooked to perfection and of a superb quality. All cash, so bring your wallet!
- Katriona Kearney, Real Estate Agent

Nightlife

From rooftop scenes and creative cocktails to an ale house, a bar on a boat, or a sailor’s dive, you’ve got choices on where to go after hours.

Pilot
Pilot
Seasonal cocktail bar on docked vintage schooner serving oysters and light summer bites.
The Long Island Bar
The Long Island Bar
Lovingly restored 1950s spot serving sophisticated cocktails and elevated bar menu.
Montero Bar & Grill
Montero Bar & Grill
Beloved dive bar with nautical theme.
The Binc
The Binc
Classic and exotic cocktails and late-night bites in an atmospheric setting.
Henry Street Ale House
Henry Street Ale House
Relaxed tavern with extensive beer selection.
Elsa
Elsa
Expertly made cocktails in a welcoming bar with Art Deco vibe.

Ingas Bar is a vibrant nighttime bar, with a crowd every day of the week. Special ambience, great cocktails and beer, with unique wine choices.
- Katriona Kearney, Real Estate Agent

Borough Hall Greenmarket
Borough Hall Greenmarket
Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, and more year-round twice weekly at Borough Hall.
Sahadi’s
Sahadi’s
Atlantic Avenue institution selling Middle Eastern gourmet foods, spices, and more.
Damascus Bakery
Damascus Bakery
Third-generation Syrian bakery known for pita, flatbreads, dips, and spreads.
Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s
One-stop shop for affordable prepared and frozen foods, cheeses, snacks, and budget bouquets.
City Foundry
City Foundry
Well-curated collection of vintage furniture and housewares
Salter House
Salter House
Natural home goods shop with vegan tea room.
Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
Non-profit, volunteer-run craft and gift shop founded in 1854, supporting independent craftspeople from Brooklyn and beyond.
Seaport Flowers & Home
Seaport Flowers & Home
High-end florist and stylish home decor.
City Chemist
City Chemist
Sleek pharmacy with large selection of luxury beauty products and gift items.
Housing Works
Housing Works
Popular non-profit thrift shop selling clothes, furniture, books, and more.

Shopping

Atlantic Avenue is a main corridor for groceries, gourmet foods, and stylish home accents; streets like Montague and Henry offer a more relaxed shopping experience.

The Brooklyn Womens Exchange has been serving the community since 1854 and has you covered for all manner of unique handmade gifts.
- Katriona Kearney, Real Estate Agent

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