HISTORICAL HEIGHTS

On November 23, 1965, Brooklyn Heights became a National Historic Landmark and New York City’s very first Historic District. However, the area’s prominence in the pages of American history was minted long before this recognition.

From Ihpetonga, to Clover Hill, to George Washington’s home during The Battle of Brooklyn, to New York City’s First Suburb, Brooklyn Heights has known many monikers throughout the centuries. The land’s unique features and positioning – its waterfront location, proximity to Manhattan, natural elevating embankment – have always anchored the area as desirable real estate on which to build, to trade, and to make a life for the most discerning families.

The nineteenth century’s industrialization, together with the rise of the steam ferry, served to increase Brooklyn Heights’ desirability and popularity. The area became home to tycoons, affluent families, and a variety of notable architectural styles, ushering in a spirit of eclectic entrepreneurism, family-oriented neighborhood planning, and a place among New York City’s most sought-after addresses.

As the highway and promenade emerged in the 1940s-50s, Brooklyn Heights became part of the ‘brownstone movement’, ushering in an updated cultural and architectural aesthetic throughout the neighborhood. The town’s constant modernization and enduring allure manifested a unique blend of curb appeal and residential tranquility – a city and a suburb, a harmonious blend of popular commercial storefronts and inviting family homes.

HISTORICAL HEIGHTS

On November 23, 1965, Brooklyn Heights became a National Historic Landmark and New York City’s very first Historic District. However, the area’s prominence in the pages of American history was minted long before this recognition.

From Ihpetonga, to Clover Hill, to George Washington’s home during The Battle of Brooklyn, to New York City’s First Suburb, Brooklyn Heights has known many monikers throughout the centuries. The land’s unique features and positioning – its waterfront location, proximity to Manhattan, natural elevating embankment – have always anchored the area as desirable real estate on which to build, to trade, and to make a life for the most discerning families.

The nineteenth century’s industrialization, together with the rise of the steam ferry, served to increase Brooklyn Heights’ desirability and popularity. The area became home to tycoons, affluent families, and a variety of notable architectural styles, ushering in a spirit of eclectic entrepreneurism, family-oriented neighborhood planning, and a place among New York City’s most sought-after addresses.

As the highway and promenade emerged in the 1940s-50s, Brooklyn Heights became part of the ‘brownstone movement’, ushering in an updated cultural and architectural aesthetic throughout the neighborhood. The town’s constant modernization and enduring allure manifested a unique blend of curb appeal and residential tranquility – a city and a suburb, a harmonious blend of popular commercial storefronts and inviting family homes.

“The architecture of the Heights is a remarkable example of stylistic development, rarely found in any American City.”
- The Official Brooklyn Heights Historic District Designation Report, 1965

THE NEW HEIGHTS

Today, Brooklyn Heights is among New York City’s most recognized and beloved neighborhoods. Snuggly situated between Manhattan and The East River, the BQE, Brooklyn Bridge, and Downtown Brooklyn, ‘The Heights’ serves as both a sanctuary for low-rise brownstone family living, and a portal to the best of both boroughs – indeed a globally unique, exclusive, and coveted destination.

With classic Cathedrals, trendy nightlife, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and city-wide access via numerous subway services, including the A, C, F, N, R, and W trains, along with the historic NYC ferry, Brooklyn Heights truly has something for everyone. Brooklyn Heights features top NYC public and private schools, including St. Ann’s, AltSchool

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Heights Montessori, and Public School 8 Elementary, among others. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Conservancy, Pier 1 Playground, and Greenway Terrace are just some of the family-oriented nature and recreation areas designating the neighborhood as an ideal place to plant roots.

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