Brooklyn Heights Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray
Rachel McCray

CITY

Brooklyn Heights

Looking for the best panoramic view of Manhattan? Look no further than Brooklyn Heights, a charming residential neighborhood filled with restored row house and historic brownstones valued in the millions.

In the early 1900s, people were moving to the area for cheaper rents, now the area trumps many Manhattan neighborhoods as far as rent prices go.

The biggest highlight for everyone living and visiting the area is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade which is a tree-lined walkway along the East River with unrivaled views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.

Fun Fact: Located at 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights lies a subway ventilator disguised as a townhouse (look for the blacked out windows and an uninviting door for clues).

Local Buzz

CelebrityNotes
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew BroderickActress, Producer, Designer & Actor, and Singer
Keri RusselActor and Dancer
Norah JonesSinger, Songwriter, Pianist and Actress
Lina DunhamActress, Writer, Producer and Director

Transportation

Brooklyn Heights Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov

With limited subway options available, Brooklyn Heights will make you walk for its view, but it just makes it that much more rewarding!

You can take the A or C train to High Street or the 1 or 2 train to Clark Street and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is just a short 5-10 minute walk from there.

Buses in the area could be a better choice if you're looking to make frequent stops closer to the water.

SubwayA,C,2,3
BusB25, B62, B67, B69

Average Rent Prices

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom
$2,298$2,999$4,676$7,933

Public & Charter Schools

School InfoNotes
P.S. 133Public - 9-12 - 319 studentsLarge classrooms but strong concentration fine arts courses at every grade level.
P.S. 319Public - PK-1 - 142 studentsHas three dual language classrooms for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade.
AltSchool Brooklyn HeightsPrivate - PK-8 - 60 studentsCarefully personalizes curriculum for each student based on character and current academic strengths and weaknesses.
Saint Ann's SchoolPrivate - PK-12 - 1,085 students

Alternative, elite school provides plenty of attention to students with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. 99% of the students go on to a four-year college.

The Packer Collegiate InstitutePrivate - PK-12 - 1,032 studentsIndependent, college preparatory school founded in 1845 has a great student record of higher-than-average test scores and 100% post-graduation attendance of a four-year college.

Restaurants

If you're walking along the Promenade, you most likely won't find any sit-down spots along the way, but head two blocks East to Henry Street and you'll find some of the most diverse, highest quality cuisine.

If you're craving coal-oven pizza, swing by Table 87 for a slice of Brooklyn heaven.

If you want to enjoy some of the best Pad Thai in the city, check out Pinto, which bakes their crab fried rice into a whole, hollowed-out coconut.

If Middle Eastern food is your thing, Boutros has got what you want and some.

This warm, inviting atmosphere offers communal tables and shareable plates which provides an overall family reunion type feel.

The best part about Brooklyn Heights is that wherever you may end up along your food journey, the amazing view of Manhattan will always be there.

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