Neighborhood Guides

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights’ quiet streets, beautiful architecture and well-manicured flower boxes give the place understated grandeur, appealing to polished young professionals and well-established families.

At a Glance

Brooklyn Heights is equally well-known for its impressive housing stock as it is for its impressive backdrop and scenery. The Promenade is the neighborhood’s most celebrated and popular public space and offers just about the best views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline that can be found. There you’re likely to find locals walking their Westies, kids zooming around on scooters and tourists excitedly snapping pics – every one of them equally enjoying the scenery.  


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The Mood

Polished and staid, Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn's wealthiest and most historic neighborhoods.

Heart of the Neighborhood

The Promenade offers postcard-like views of lower Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Neighborhood Quirk

The streets of Brooklyn Heights at one time were overrun by Jehovah Witnesses whose world headquarters were based here.

Best Perk

Brooklyn Heights has unbeatable subway access, but feels worlds apart. Its intimate, residential charm is immediately apparent.

Biggest Downside

Brooklyn Heights is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City and it suffers from a lack of diversity.

By the Numbers

Brooklyn Heights is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Brooklyn and is best known for its multimillion-dollar townhouses. Smaller co-ops and rentals can be found in the older, prewar apartment buildings.

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Food & Drink

Montague Street is the heart of Brooklyn Heights’ restaurant scene and caters mostly to the lunch crowd. Hipper, more upscale restaurants can be found on the neighborhood’s fringes.


American (New), Bars

A neighborhood favorite, Colonie serves inspired new American fare in a lively, vibrant atmosphere.

Noodle Pudding


Large portions of Italian food are on the menu at this family-friendly restaurant. Cash only; reservations not accepted.

Dellarocco's Brick Oven Pizza

Pizza, Italian, Beer Bar

Delicious brick-oven pizzas and local Brooklyn craft beers.

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