Brooklyn Heights

Federal townhouses in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights stretches from Old Fulton Street near the Brooklyn Bridge south to Atlantic Avenue and from the East River east to Court Street and Cadman Plaza. Adjacent neighborhoods are: Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. It is directly across the East River from Manhattan, and easily accessible to Downtown and multiple subway lines.
The Brooklyn Heights promenade
The neighborhood is largely composed of block after block of picturesque rowhouses and a few mansions. A great range of architectural styles is represented, including a few Federal-style houses from the early 19th century in the northern part of the neighborhood, brick Greek Revival and Gothic Revival houses, and Italianate brownstones. A number of houses, particularly along Pierrepont Street and Pierrepont Place are authentic mansions.
Street corner in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights occupies a bluff that rises sharply from the river's edge and gradually recedes on the landward side. Before the Dutch settled on Long Island in the middle of the seventeenth century, this promontory was called Ihpetonga ("the high sandy bank") by the native Lenape Native Americans.
Cadman Plaza
Just a few blocks from Brooklyn Community Foundation is the beautiful Cadman Plaza Park. This outdoor space is home to the Brooklyn War Memorial and is also used for exercise, pickup soccer games, recess, and generally enjoyed by all.
Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival takes place every September and is the largest gathering of literary organizations in NYC. There is something for everyone. Come meet emerging authors and renowned literary celebrities.
Toy Museum of NY
Visit the Toy Museum of NY with your kids, an educational museum where toys are used as teaching aids.