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“One of the loveliest neighborhood in NY and one not to miss”
Review of Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights
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Private Brooklyn Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights
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Owner description: Relax on a bench to people watch, picnic or just take in the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline along this exclusively pedestrain walkway that is lined with grand historic townhouses and features a playground at Montague Street.
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I lived in Brooklyn Heights for several decades, and it was always and is still one of the most charming of NYC´s historic neighborhoods. There are many, many beautiful old brownstones and mansions in top form, and Montague Street, although far more commercial than in past decades, still has it charm, a great bookstore, and a few decent restaurants. And one would be remiss to visit NY and not walk the Brooklyn Height Promenade with its uniquely dramatic view of the lower Manhattan skyline, the harbor, the East River and the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge. Serious walkers should (must!) walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a totally awesome half hour walk -- whose entrance is in northern Brooklyn Heights. You will arrive in the city hall area of Manhattan with the Woolworth building (explore the amazing lobby), the Municipal Building, City Hall and the courts. Behind the courts is Chinatown -- with lots of eating options there needless to stay. This tour -- starting in Brookllyn Heights and ending in Chinatown -- is one I have done hundreds of times with friends, always to their delight and my own.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Take a lovely spring or summer day for walking around Brooklyn Heights. There's beautiful old brownstowns, the promenade overlooking NYC, great shops and many restaurants. Its a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

I got a book to visit this area and I learned a lot about the buildings, including and mentioning several of them already desappeared.
A great half a day tour.

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

This is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city and it is getting increasing attentions from tourists who once never ventured out of Manhattan. It has a somewhat different feel from "brownstore" neighborhoods in Manhattan -- no surprise as Brooklyn was a separate city until 1898. The whole area is very historic and very walkable. The view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is spectacular, night and day.

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Brooklyn Heights occupies a bluff overlooking the East River, originally the home of the Lenape Indians.
Here you will find block after block of picturesque townhouses brownstones and a few mansions. A great range of architectural styles is represented, including a few Federal-style houses from the early 19th century.
The architecture is simply spectacular.
The Promenade, is a favorite spot, offering magnificent vistas of the bay and the statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and yes, the Brooklyn Bridge.
A great human size neighborhood, almost a time capsule. There’s a lot more than a tree growing in Brooklyn.
Famous residents amongst others were, Henry Ward Beecher,Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, Noman Mailer, Walt Whitman, Thomas Wolfe.
The Patty Duke show and the movie Moonstruck were set in the neighborhood.
But the best thing to do here is to take a walk on the promenade and enjoy the magnificent views.
When in Manhattan business or pleasure do yourself a big favor ..take the subway anf go to Brooklyn....you'll love it !

Thank WolfgangNewYork
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