If you’re looking for the perfect Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood dripping with old-world charm, look no further than Brooklyn Heights – New York City’s first suburb, first historic district and widely considered the City’s most beautiful neighborhood. Brooklyn Heights is filled with narrow tree-lined cobblestoned streets and historic brownstones, townhouses and mansions, many pre-dating the Civil War. It is peaceful, calm, and beautiful. With the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights now has amazing green options. It also has great subway accessibility to Manhattan and the rest of Brooklyn. The housing inventory is extremely tight, which helps explain some of the City’s highest home prices, and parking is a hot commodity. There is expensive new development outside of the historic blocks and few tall buildings.
(or, rather, not so fun facts in this situation): The BQE is collapsing. Experts say it has just a few more years in it. It will cost billions to save it, and the options are not ideal, especially for Brooklyn Heights residents. Will the BQE survive, or will the City decide to turn it into a park and let commuters figure out another way to travel?
What We Love
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park