Welcome to Brooklyn Heights

An architecturally unique residential area with small town charm, Brooklyn Heights was the first neighborhood in New York City to be designated a Historic District. Over the years, Walt Whitman, Henry Ward Beecher, Henry Miller, Truman Capote, and Norman Mailer have all called the Heights home.

Today, Brooklyn Heights is distinguished by a superb collection of National Historic Landmark churches and nineteenth-century brownstones. Significant New York City landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Borough Hall are located here, and tourists and locals alike flock to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with its inspiring views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan, and beyond.

Maps & Transport

Download our Visitor's Guide to Downtown Brooklyn & Brooklyn Heights [pdf] for a handy area map and neighborhood descriptions. For more detailed bus and subway information, visit the MTA website.

Take the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall or the R to Court Street. Just a few blocks away is the A,C, F Jay Street-Borough Hall stop.

Local bus lines include the B25, B38, B41, B51, and B52.

Montague Street is easily accessible by car via the Brooklyn Bridge or the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Find us on Google Maps.

Muni metered street parking is available, and public garages are located on Montague between Clinton and Court; at 40 Clinton Street, between Pierrepont and Cadman Plaza West; and at 300 Cadman Plaza West, between Clinton and Pierrepont.

About Brooklyn Heights

Wikipedia entry on Brooklyn Heights
Flickr images tagged brooklynheights
Heights history on South Brooklyn Network

Community Resources

Brooklyn Heights Association
Brooklyn Heights Blog
Brooklyn Community Board 2
NYPD 84th Precinct

Local Elected Officials

Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President
Stephen Levin, NY City Council, District 33

Daniel Squadron, NY State Senate, District 25
Joan Millman, NY State Assembly, District 52

Yvette Clarke, US House, NY District 11
Nydia Velázquez, US House, NY District 12

Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senate
Charles Schumer, US Senate


Sights & Attractions

Borough Hall Farmer's Market
Cadman Plaza, at Montague St. & Court St.
Local produce, cheeses, baked goods, and more are available 8 AM to 6 PM year-round, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Click here for more information.

The Brooklyn Bridge CSA is now accepting members for the 2013 summer season. Click here for information and to sign up!

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, at Court St.
In addition to the Brooklyn Borough President's office, Borough Hall houses the Brooklyn Tourism and Visitors Center.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
A world class waterfront park, Brooklyn Bridge park sits below the Brooklyn Heights promenade at the western edge of Montague Street. Opening in phases, this 85-acre park will stretch 1.3 miles along the East River from north of the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue. To learn more about the park visit Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, at Clinton St.
Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to the exploration and appreciation of Brooklyn's urban heritage. The society houses a museum and library, mounts exhibits, offers educational programs, and leads historic walking tours.

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Above the East River, from Remsen St. to Orange St.
The Promenade was created during construction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and opened in 1950. Today the third-mile-long walkway is famed for its stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan, and New York Harbor.

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral
Henry Street, btwn Montague St.& Remsen St.
The cathedral's massive bronze doors were salvaged from the ocean liner Normandie.

St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church
Montague Street, at Clinton Street
This 1847 Gothic Revival church contains some of the first stained-glass windows made in America. The church hosts public organ concerts every Wednesday at 1 PM.

P.S. 8 – Robert Fulton School
37 Hicks Street
The public school serving Brooklyn Heights and neighboring DUMBO, PS8 and its new middle school, MS8, comprise a learning community dedicated to creativity, academic excellence and intellectual curiosity, with the aim of developing life-long learners and engaged citizens.

Walking Tour

CityListen Tour of Brooklyn Heights
Download a 90-minute guided audio tour of Brooklyn Heights to your iPod (or other MP3 player); fee for audio tour, but printable tour map is free.