Here are a few things to know about Brooklyn Heights:
Within New York City’s borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights is an area primarily devoted to residential development. There are several abutting neighborhoods along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or across the East River, including Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, and Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill to the south. On the north, Old Fulton Street is near the Brooklyn Bridge, on the east, on the south, and on the west, the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway or at the East River.
A prominent Brooklyn area since 1834, Brooklyn Village was originally known as Brooklyn Village. Several brownstone rowhouses, most of which were built before the Civil War, can be found in the neighborhood, which is known for its low-rise architecture. A number of churches and religious institutions can also be found there. In 1958, Brooklyn Heights hosted Brooklyn’s first art gallery, the Brooklyn Arts Gallery. In 1965, the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the first of its kind in the city, protected a large portion of Brooklyn Heights from unchecked development. Since 1966, the district has been included on the National Register of Historic Places.
A short subway ride or regular ferry ride from Downtown Brooklyn will get you to Brooklyn Heights across the East River. There is sometimes a perception that Columbia Heights is a separate neighborhood from Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a six-block-long upscale street on the other side.