The elegant townhouses that line the Brooklyn Promenade are some of the most coveted homes for sale in Brooklyn Heights. These 19th-Century mansions were built to take advantage of Brooklyn Heights’ sweeping views of the water and the Manhattan skyline, and these townhouses can have details like multiple fireplaces, libraries, and even the occasional elevator. The Promenade itself is the gem of Brooklyn Heights, a half-mile long waterfront esplanade that draws visitors all year round. With panoramic views of Manhattan and yet an easy commute in, Brooklyn Heights is the perfect marriage of convenience and beauty.
More But the charm of Brooklyn Heights is that beautiful, tree-lined streets are everywhere. Many sport historic brownstones which have been converted into small co-ops, so that you can buy or rent a two- or three-bedroom Brooklyn Heights apartment which still boasts many of its original Greek Revival details. New condo buildings are designed with common roof decks to take advantage of Brooklyn Heights’ marvelous location. There are converted warehouses, too, like the Eagle, which sits on the site of the Brooklyn newspaper once run by Walt Whitman, and now offers Brooklyn Heights lofts with high ceilings, chef’s kitchens, and a doorman. Everything you need — from dog runs to banks to grocery stores — is here in Brooklyn Heights. If you’re an adventurous diner, check out Henry’s End, which has a Wild Game Festival which features dishes like “BBQ Rattlesnake Salad” and “Antelope Au Poivre.” Less
Robert Moses originally proposed to build the BQE through the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Opposition to this plan led to the re-routing of the expressway to the side of the bluff, allowing creation of the Promenade.
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