Brooklyn Heights is perhaps one of the best neighborhoods in NYC, in my opinion. Entering Brooklyn Heights is like entering a well-bred, bygone era. And not to mention that it boasts great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and a gorgeous park too.
Dubbed “America’s first suburb” (this was one of the first neighborhoods New Yorkers “commuted” from in the 1800s), one can walk west along its leafy, brown-stone-filled streets, or perhaps detour-ing a block north on Willow St to see Truman Capote’s home (70 Willow St), where he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s –then south via Pierrepont St and Columbia Heights to reach the 10-block Promenade, a com-promise Robert Moses made with locals irate over the construction of the BQE in 1942. You can hear the traffic (out-of-sight unless you touch the fences), but it doesn’t detract from the views.
A walk through Brooklyn Heights is like walking through early Brooklyn, and that plus the views from the Promenade make it a popular spot for film and television shoots.
Looking for bucolic brownstones, tree-lined streets, quaint cafes, and unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan. This is where you need to head.
Once you’ve reached here, it’s time you begin exploring the neighborhood on foot. Here are the highlights you need to stop by.
Stop 1 – Brooklyn Borough Hall
Stop 2 – Temple Bar
Stop 3 – Former Headquarters of Brooklyn Dodgers
Stop 4 – St Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Stop 5 – Brooklyn Historical Society and Museum
Stop 6 – Herman Behr Mansion
Stop 7 – Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters
Stop 8 – Plymouth Church
Stop 9 – Four Chimneys
Stop 10 – Brooklyn Promenade
Let’s not forget the first step, though; getting on a bus to NY City!