History! History!


  • Lancaster, Clay. “Old Brooklyn Heights: New York’s First Suburb: Including Detailed Analyses of 619 Century-old Houses.” 1979.

The architecture of Brooklyn Heights was considered a phenomenon in New York City. It was during the half century after the mechanization of the Fulton Street Ferry in 1814 that most of buildings in Brooklyn Heights were built. The early-nineteenth-century features of the architecture is one of Brooklyn Heights’ charms. The young professionals, such as writers, architects, lawyers, and teachers who inhibited in Brooklyn Heights worked for the formal preservation of its amenities. Such regional memory suggests the importance of Brooklyn Heights both as a “cultural monument” and “historic district.”


  • Gregor, Alison. “The Historic Charm of Brooklyn Heights.” Jul. 22, 2016.

In addition to its proximity to Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights attracts people with its abundance in historical buildings. Brownstone townhouse predominates the architecture of Brooklyn Heights, but there’s a greater variety than in other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, “from wood-frame houses to Federal brick homes to carriage houses.” Most houses are five-stories, which is taller than most buildings in other neighborhoods in Brooklyn.


  • Van Zanten, Virginia. “An Insider’s Guide to the Stunning, Historic Neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.” Aug. 4, 2017.

Before Brooklyn became “hip and new” and therefore expensive, it was considered a whole different, unattractive continent with cheap rent than Manhattan. Brooklyn Heights was the first suburbia of America, and home for Truman Capote, W.E.B. Du Bois, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, and Walt Whitman. Two of the historically significant and beautiful spots are the library of the Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Bridge. The library has various historical memories such as General George Washington’s retreat during the the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War. Brooklyn Heights Promenade is facing downtown Manhattan across the East River, Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty to the left, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges to the right. Brooklyn Bridge’s architectural structure is iconic.



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