I’m studying the historical, cultural, and geographical context of Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn. In order to find out the causes of evolution that Brooklyn Heights has gone through, I’m asking the origins of its primary features, especially its visual characteristics.

  • What kind of role has Brooklyn Heights had in the city of Brooklyn? Infrastructural core, government functions, or educational hub, etc?
  • What styles of architecture have been prevalent in Brooklyn Heights? And why is that so?
    • I’m studying the architecture of Brooklyn Heights because I want to find out the historical, cultural context of this town’s one of major elements that define it visually. In order for my reader to better understand its architectural context, I want to supply both informational and visual data to support my  research.
    • Gregor, Alison. “The Historic Charm of Brooklyn Heights.” July 22, 2015.
  • Why are there multiple state-owned buildings and facilities in Brooklyn Heights?
  • What has been this area’s financial and political status in Brooklyn and in New York state?



Examples: Individuals, Institutions, Businesses, Groups


STAKEHOLDER(S) of Brooklyn Heights’ Architectural Style:

Residents, Descendants of Long-Term Residents, Workers of Schools, Workers of Government Facilities, Commuters to Manhattan, Architects.


Interviews (5):

Define the local sense of pride or/and happiness:

  • Meeting the standards of living, especially classist, financial status, because Brooklyn Heights is wealthier than most towns in Brooklyn with highly urbanized working and residential environments.

What I want to learn about:

  • Are residents of Brooklyn Heights satisfied with their ways of life? & What are their ways of living—including housing, job, income, neighborhood culture.

How I’m going to achieve this:

  • Online research & Second-hand interviews & Face-to-face conversations with Residents of over a decade, new-comers, and descendants of old residents.

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