"BEYOND THE BRIDGE-BROOKLYN HEIGHTS" Brooklyn Heights Tip by lynnehamman
Brooklyn Heights, New York City: 13 reviews and 26 photos
After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge- explore the wonderful picturesque area that is Brooklyn Heights.
Once an upper class suburb where the wealthy lived, Brooklyn Heights is now a chic, trendy but unpretentious neighborhood.
The neighborhood has many brightly painted rowhouses and and grand mansions. The architectural styles are eclectic, and include a few Federal-style houses from the early 19th century in the north neighborhood. Gothic Style houses and Italianate brownstones are surrounded by neatly manicured lawns. The mansions are authentic, because Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood to fall under the protection of the Landmark Preservation Law in 1965. Another landmark is the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims.
Brooklyn Heights has a wonderful promenade, with a perfect view of New York's skyline. We spent hours strolling up and down, admiring the view. I also much admired the many species of trees growing everywhere. Who remembers the book "A Tree grows in Brooklyn"?
We also found St Annes Church, a magnificent gothic building, where Marianne Faithfull famously did a live recording of an album. The stained-glass windows were awesome.
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Of course, Brooklyn Heights has an ample share coffee-shops and side-walk cafes, where we had a great lunch. I do recommend this area as a place to see in New York
Address: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions: South of the Brooklyn Bridge and along the East River to Atlantic Ave.
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