Brooklyn Heights offers views of its past through the rows of brownstone houses.The neighborhood serves as New York’s first historic district, with streets named after prominent figures in Brooklyn’s history such as Pierrepont and Henry Street, named after Hezekiah Pierrepont and Dr. Thomas Henry respectively.
Since the neighborhood is filled with history in every corner, there are activities for visitors to learn about Brooklyn Heights though various tour guides and activities. Take a special group guided tour with The Big Onion, or take a self-guided tour by Free Tours by Foot. Explore Brooklyn on foot like a NYC local.
Along the western part of the neighborhood, visitors and locals can take a walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Located over Interstate 278, this 1,826-foot path offers visitors and locals multiple views of Liberty Island, the East River and the New York City skyline. The promenade is a perfect place for running, jogging, biking or catching the perfect shot of the sunset for keepsake.
Restaurants in Brooklyn Heights offer a wide variety of cuisines. Ranging from classic American to Middle Eastern, the neighborhood offers dozens of selections for a hungry foodie. For food with a Middle Eastern flair, head over to Yemen Cafe for authentic Yemeni food with portions large enough to satisfy anyone’s hunger. At Henry’s End, innovative techniques and fresh local ingredients come together to make unique dishes. Founded in 1973, the restaurant creates a comfortable environment with a low-key vibe, great for dinner with friends.
For weekend brunch dates with friends, head down to Colonie. The restaurant is known for making their dishes from the fresh local ingredients. They also serves regional craft beers and unique cocktail drinks.
Montague Street is home to many shops, a mix of mass-retailers, vintage shops and restaurants alike. Many of these shops such as MAC and Benefit, have based their brick and mortar shops in converted brownstone buildings.