Brooklyn Heights Visitors Guide

Travel to the beautiful neighborhood known as the Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, New York City.

Originally known as the Brooklyn Village, from 1834 it was the main area of Brooklyn City. Bordering the east of Brooklyn Heights is Court Street and Cadman Plaza, the west by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, to the south is Atlantic Avenue, and on the north New York City car rental travelers will come across the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Heights is the closest part of Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan which is across the East River. When you travel along the streets of Brooklyn Heights with your New York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rentals, you will definitely get a small town feel due to the historic status of the neighborhood.

Battling over Brooklyn

In the middle of the seventeenth century, right before the Dutch settled n Long Island the bluff which is presently occupied by Brooklyn Heights was called Ihpetonga which means “the high sandy bank” in the native Lenape Native Americans. Brooklyn Heights was once heavily fortified for the one of the largest battles of the American Revolutionary War, The Battle of Long Island (or The Battle of Brooklyn). This is where General George Washington withdrew his troops after heavy losses due to the British who where strongly advancing towards Continental Army lines. Washington was able to retreat across the East River to Manhattan without anymore losses to troops or supplies.

Enjoying your time in Brooklyn Heights

Stretch out your legs and take a breath of fresh air when traveling with your New York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rentals. Take a stroll in the Heights Promenade area. It is a scenic walk and will se a two story carriage house as well as a wood frame residence all the way back from the 19th century. For those who like to party into the wee hours, check out Montague Street. If your craving Mideastern when with your New York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rentals, Atlantic Avenue is your answer!

Seeing the beauty in architectural style

When traveling with your New York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rentals make sure to drive slowly in the neighborhoods or you will definitely be missing out! Brooklyn Heights has been a protected neighborhood since 1965 by the Landmarks Preservation Law of New York City. The neighborhood is mainly composed of pretty picturesque rowhouses. However, among the rowhouses you will be able to find a large assortment of houses with a wide variety of architectural styles. If you travel to the northern part of the neighborhood with your York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rentals you will find a few Federal-style homes dated back to the early 19th century, brick Greek Revival and Gothic Revival houses, and Italianate brownstones. Also, don’t forget to check the authentic mansions which can be found on Pierrepont Street when with your York City car rental company NYC Exotic Car Rental. Being a historic district, Brooklyn Heights has few high-rise buildings, these include 75 Livingston Street, Hotel St. George, and the Montague-court building. Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, St Ann’s Church (a UNESCO World Heritage site) can also be found in Brooklyn Heights.

Home to the stars

Famous resident’s of Brooklyn Heights include John A. Roebling, Washington Roebling, Henry Ward Beecher, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Mailer, Thomas Wolfe, W. H. Auden, Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and Carson McCullers.

For more information on Brooklyn Heights, please visit the Brooklyn Heights Association at http://www.brooklynheightsassociation.org/ or call the association at 719 – 858 – 9193.