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Brooklyn Heights  

Brooklyn Heights is a residential neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Old Fulton Street bounds the neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge on the north, Cadman Plaza West on the east, Atlantic Avenue on the south, and the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway or the East River on the west. Adjacent neighborhoods are Dumbo to the north, Downtown Brooklyn to the east, and Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill to the south. Originally referred to as Brooklyn Village, it has been a prominent area of Brooklyn, New York since 1834. The neighborhood is noted for its low-rise architecture and many brownstone rowhouses, most of them built before the Civil War. It also has an abundance of notable churches and other religious institutions. Brooklyn’s first art gallery, the Brooklyn Arts Gallery, was opened in Brooklyn Heights in 1958. In 1965, a large part of Brooklyn Heights was protected from unchecked development by creating the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the first such district in New York City. The community was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.  Directly across the East River from Manhattan and connected to it by subways and regular ferry service, Brooklyn Heights is also easily accessible from Downtown Brooklyn. Columbia Heights, an upscale six-block-long street next to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, is sometimes considered its neighborhood.

Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood protected by the 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City. The area is primarily composed of picturesque rowhouses and a few mansions. A great range of architectural styles is represented, including Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, Neo-Grec, Classical Revival, and a few 2/1/2-story late Federal houses from the early 19th century in the northern part of the neighborhood. Some places were brick, but the dominant building material was brownstone or “Jersey freestone,” a reddish-brown stone from Passaic County, New Jersey. A typical brownstone rowhouse was three or four stories tall, with the main floor above the street level and reached by stairs, referred to as a “stoop”; a word derived from Dutch. The basement is typically a half-flight down from the street and was used as the work area for servants, including the kitchen. Top Brooklyn Electrician

Restaurants Nearby

  • Dos Toros Taqueria is 64 Court St, Brooklyn, NY
  • Henry’s End is located at 72 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Gumbo Bros is located at 224 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dellarocco’s Brick Oven Pizza is located at 214 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY


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