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Brooklyn Heights

Three original red brick early 19th-century Federal Style Houses on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights

Quiet Streets in America's First Suburb

Located right across the East River (and easily accessed by the Brooklyn Bridge), Brooklyn Heights has been drawing residents looking to leave Manhattan, but not go too far. It's one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Brooklyn, especially homes along the Promenade with views back over the river.

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At a Glance

  • Literary past: The mansion where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's sold in 2012 for $12 million, making it the most expensive single-family home in the Heights.
  • Big screen: Cher's character in Moonstruck lives with her parents at 19 Cranberry Street.
  • Historic site: General George Washington headquartered in Brooklyn Heights during the Battle of Long Island (there's a stone plaque on the Promenade to commemorate the site.)

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About Brooklyn Heights

Peaceful, tree-lined streets with classic brownstones, uninterrupted views of the New York skyline and a convenient location right across from Lower Manhattan make Brooklyn Heights the first stop for many a newcomer to Brooklyn. Originally populated by Native Americans and later settled by the Dutch, this established, affluent community is now home to a mix of professionals who pay a pretty penny for some of the most desirable real estate in the city. Many of them have second homes in the Read More [+]

LIVING in Brooklyn

Apartment types

Translating New York’s 15 Apartment Types

Real estate in New York is nothing short of an obsession, a constant source of delight, envy, anxiety, and pride. When you start looking for a place to rent or own for yourself, if you’re not from here, Read More »

How to eat like a pro

How to Dine Like a Pro in NYC

New York has its share of unofficial maxims that can make it and its residents seem especially quirky to visitors. To New Yorkers, for example, jaywalking is simply walking,and woe to the newcomer who Read More »


The Great Lawn in Central Park (Photo: Yourdon/Flickr)

The Best Parks in New York City

New York may be one of the most densely populated cities in the world, but you’re rarely more than a few blocks away from green space. Read More »

New York pizza

The Ultimate, Everything Guide to New York’s Best Pizza from 1905 to Now

If the history of New York pizza were a pie, it’d be sliced just three ways: early 20th century, Post-WWII and the modern era Read More »

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