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Expensive real estate: Brooklyn Heights in the snow taken from the Promenade, 2003
Expensive real estate: Brooklyn Heights in the snow taken from the Promenade, 2003

Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn; originally designated through popular reference as 'Brooklyn Village', it has, since 1834, become a prevalent area of the Brooklyn borough. As of 2000, the Brooklyn Heights sustained a population of 22,493 people. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1932 KB) Summary A house in the snow on overlooking the Promenade in the historic Brooklyn Heights district of Brooklyn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1932 KB) Summary A house in the snow on overlooking the Promenade in the historic Brooklyn Heights district of Brooklyn. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 2 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Ferry, and Clinton Hill in the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Surrounded on the east by Court Street and Cadman Plaza, on the west by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, on the south by Atlantic Avenue, and on the north by the Brooklyn Bridge, it adjoins the Downtown, Cobble Hill and DUMBO sections. It is the part of Brooklyn closest to Lower Manhattan, directly across the East River, and easily accessible via the Brooklyn Bridge and multiple subway lines. Cadman Plaza, with Columbus statue in the center Cadman Plaza Park, is located on the border between the Brooklyn Heights historic neighborhood and Downtown Brooklyn. ... Atlantic Avenue is a street in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Cobble Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, USA. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. ... A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the popular name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn. ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


The area was heavily fortified prior to the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War - The Battle of Long Island (also known as The Battle of Brooklyn). After British troops landed on Long Island and advanced towards Continental Army lines, General George Washington withdrew his troops here after heavy losses, but was able to make a skillful retreat across the East River to Manhattan without the loss of any troops or his remaining supplies. Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War... Combatants United States Kingdom of Great Britain Commanders George Washington, Israel Putnam William Howe, Charles Cornwallis, Henry Clinton Strength 11,000-13,000 (about 10,000 of which were militia ) 22,000 (including 9,000 Hessians) Casualties 1,807 total (400 dead, 1,407 wounded, captured or missing) 377 total... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...

Brooklyn Heights in 1854
Brooklyn Heights in 1854

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. Download high resolution version (1440x1066, 487 KB)Brooklyn Heights, Opposite the City of New York. ... Download high resolution version (1440x1066, 487 KB)Brooklyn Heights, Opposite the City of New York. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... Chief Quanah Parker of the Quahadi Comanche Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory which is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in...


It is historically descended from its precursor Town of Brooklyn.


The neighborhood is largely composed of block after block of picturesque rowhouses. A great range of architectural styles are 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, qualify as authentic mansions. Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood protected by the 1965 Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City. Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims is in Brooklyn Heights, as is St Ann's Church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... Walhalla temple in Bavaria was completed in 1842. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic Revival was an architectural movement which originated in mid-18th century England. ... Four-story brownstones in Harlem, just south of 125th Street, 2004 Romanesque revival building in Colorado, built in 1890 Brownstone is a brown Triassic sandstone which was once a popular building material. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims is a church in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York. ... St. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The Promenade cantilevered over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is a favorite spot among locals, offering magnificent vistas of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline across the East River, as well as views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. It is a popular tourist destination for the Macy's July 4th fireworks, and for the unobstructed views of the skyline. Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a statue given to the United States by the Paris based Union Franco-Américaine (Franco-American Union) in 1876, standing... New York City waterways: 1. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ...

Modern residence on Love Lane, designed to resemble the 19th century carriage houses characteristic of the neighborhood.
Modern residence on Love Lane, designed to resemble the 19th century carriage houses characteristic of the neighborhood.

Brooklyn Heights, being a historic district has very few high-rise buildings. Among these buildings are 75 Livingston Street, Hotel St. George, the Concord Village co-op development on Adams Street (though that is considered Downtown Brooklyn by some), and the Montague-court building. Because of the lack of high-rise buildings, Brooklyn Heights has a small town atmosphere. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 430 KB)Former carriage house on Love Lane, characteristic of many homes in Brooklyn Heights (photo by John A. Miller) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 430 KB)Former carriage house on Love Lane, characteristic of many homes in Brooklyn Heights (photo by John A. Miller) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This classic 1920’s hotel located in the heart of scenic Brooklyn Heights, is conveniently located just one subway stop from Manhattan. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Situated so close to the foot of Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights is serviced by numerous subway lines, specifically the A, C, F, M, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The F Sixth Avenue Local and V Sixth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... The M Nassau Street Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


Famous residents over the years have included John A. Roebling, Washington Roebling, Henry Ward Beecher, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Mailer, Thomas Wolfe, W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Arthur Miller, Andrea Dworkin, and Carson McCullers. John Augustus Roebling (born Johann August Röbling, June 12, 1806 in Mühlhausen - July 22, 1869) was a German-born civil engineer famous for his wire rope suspension bridge designs, in particular, the design of the Brooklyn Bridge. ... Washington Augustus Roebling (May 26, 1837 – July 21, 1926) was an American civil engineer, best known for his work on the Brooklyn Bridge, started by his father John A. Roebling. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. ... Norman Mailer, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923) is an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director who, along with Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe, is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism. ... Photo by Carl Van Vechten For the contemporary author and journalist, see Tom Wolfe Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an important American novelist of the 20th century. ... hello i am w. ... Truman García Capote ( 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics. ... Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist and author. ... Andrea Rita Dworkin (September 26, 1946 – April 9, 2005) was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she linked with rape and other forms of violence against women. ... Carson McCullers, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) was an American writer. ...

Brooklyn Heights architecture
Brooklyn Heights architecture

The Jehovah's Witnesses have their world headquarters in the north heights just north of the BQE, and have a pronounced presence in the area. The organization has restored a number of historic buildings to house their staff, including a former hotel on Montague Street. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2290, 1525 KB) Brooklyn Heights Photo by User:AudeVivere File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1704x2290, 1525 KB) Brooklyn Heights Photo by User:AudeVivere File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... On the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278). ...


Saint Francis College, founded in 1858 by the Franciscan Brothers on Baltic Street, moved to its current location on Remsen Street in 1960. It was the first private boys' school in the Brooklyn Catholic diocese, and later became a college in 1885. St. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ...


Books

  • Debby Applegate, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. Doubleday, 2006.
  • Truman Capote, A House On the Heights, with a new introduction by George Plimpton. Little Bookroom, 2002.
View of Brooklyn Heights from Manhattan
View of Brooklyn Heights from Manhattan

Truman García Capote ( 30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics. ... George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer and actor. ... Download high resolution version (1993x365, 78 KB)View of Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY from Manhattan. ... Download high resolution version (1993x365, 78 KB)View of Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY from Manhattan. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...

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The Brooklyn Community Board 5 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, and Starrett City in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 6 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, and [[Cobble Hill, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 7 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace , in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 8 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 9 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights Gardens, and Wingate, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 10 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 11 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bath Beach, Gravesend Mapleton and Bensonhurst, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 12 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway and Midwood, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 13 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Seagate, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 14 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, and Ocean Parkway, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 15 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, East Gravesend, Madison, Homecrest, and Plum Beach, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 16 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, USA, encompassing the neighborhoods of Brownsville and Ocean Hill, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 17 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Farragut, Rugby, Erasmus and Ditmas Village, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 18 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, USA, encompassing the neighborhoods of Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, and Mill Island, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2503 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Barren Island, was originally an island off the southern end of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in Jamaica Bay just opposite the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. ... Bath Beach is a community of Brooklyn, New York City, located at the southwestern edge of the mainland of the Borough on Gravesend Bay. ... Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. It is bound by 65th Street on the north, Interstate 278 on the east, and the Belt Parkway-Shore Road on the west. ... Bedford is a community in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, centered approximately at the corner of modern-day Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue. ... Bedford Stuyvesant (also known as Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Bensonhurst Embankment is a common walkplace in (Bensonhurst) Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Boerum Hill is a small segment of Brooklyn roughly bounded by State Street to the north, 3rd Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south. ... Borough Park street covered with snow. ... A Russian-language bookstore under the elevated train tracks in Brighton Beach Newly built luxury co-ops on Brighton Beach Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Brownsville is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York. ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Cadman Plaza, with Columbus statue in the center Cadman Plaza Park, is located on the border between the Brooklyn Heights historic neighborhood and Downtown Brooklyn. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. ... City Line is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, bordering the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens to the east, and the neighborhoods of East New York to the west, Cypress Hills to the north, and Jamaica Bay to the south. ... Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. ... Cobble Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, USA. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. ... Image of Coney Island, located in the middle left of the picture, taken by NASA. The peninsula to the right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Ditmas Park is one of three Flatbush neighbourhoods which has been officially designated a Historic District. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the popular name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn. ... Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst on Gravesend Bay(Lower New York Bay). ... East Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... East New York is a primarily low to middle income neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Bushwick is a place in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. It was founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck. ... Fiske Terrace is a planned community and neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. ... Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The park stip between the shore road and Narrows Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn,. It is located south of Bay Ridge and is often considered part of Bay Ridge. ... Fulton Ferry is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Georgetown is a small neighborhood east of Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn. ... Gerritsen Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood, located near Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay. ... Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, situated roughly between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens on the west and Park Slope on the East. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... Landmark 19th-century rowhouses on tree-lined street in the Greenpoint Historic District Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Homecrest is a neighborhood situated in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... Little Poland is an informal name for part of a neighborhood in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. ... Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. ... Gerritsen Avenue is a major traffic corridor in the nighborhood. ... Midwood has a substantial population of Haredi Jews and Modern Orthodox Jews, many of whom live and worship in the side streets around Kings Highway Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney... Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in New York City in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin / Mill Island Inlet. ... The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1. ... New Lots is a section of Brooklyn New York. ... New Utrecht was a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ocean Hill is a neighborhood on the Northeastern section of Brooklyn in New York City. ... 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A Holland-Style Factory Building in Red Hook Red Hook circa 1875 Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before annexation into Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. ... Seagate, Brooklyn was built at the far western end of Coney Island at the southern tip of Brooklyn. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ... South Brooklyn is a hybrid neighborhood encompassing areas of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus and Boerum Hill. ... In 2003, Starrett City changed its name to the Spring Creek Towers. ... Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of... Vinegar Hill is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City on the East River waterfront between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... A circle of greenery in Windsor Terrace Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery to the west. ...


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Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn (2047 words)
Brooklyn Heights, bounded by the East River, Fulton Street, Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, is an old, distinctive residential quarter, famous in Victorian days for its churches and its clergymen.
The Heights section occupies a bluff that rises sharply from the river's edge and gradually recedes on the landward side.
Late in the nineteenth century Brooklyn Heights was an aristocratic neighborhood whose residents set the tone in manners and customs for the elite of the entire city.
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (837 words)
Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn; originally designated through popular reference as 'Brooklyn Village', it has, since 1834, become a prevalent area of the Brooklyn borough.
Surrounded on the east by Court Street and Cadman Plaza, on the west by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, on the south by Atlantic Avenue, and on the north by the Brooklyn Bridge, it adjoins the Downtown, Cobble Hill and DUMBO sections.
Brooklyn Heights occupies a bluff that rises sharply from the river's edge and gradually recedes on the landward side.
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