Perched on the East River waterfront and offering up stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights is the borough’s most expensive neighborhood and attracts tourists by the busload.
The scenic neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets, well-manicured public parks, and picturesque rows of stately brownstones and Greek and Gothic revival houses. The promenade, considered by many to be one the most romantic spots in New York City, is a favorite destination for tourists, joggers, strollers and weddings. The one-third of a mile long pier has popped up in the feature films Annie Hall and Moonstruck.
Located directly across the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights is bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Cadman Park and Court Street to the east, the East River to the west, and Old Fulton Street to the north. This tony enclave has long been a haven for a number of New York’s most elite residents, notable personalities and literary figures.
Brooklyn Heights was also the first neighborhood protected by the 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City. Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims and our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral are also located in Brooklyn Heights.
When Thomas Fulton introduced the steam ferry in 1814 many considered Brooklyn Heights to be New York’s first commuter town with the ferry providing daily, reliable service from Brooklyn Heights to Wall Street.