In listing this weekend's open houses NY Magazine's Daily Intelligencer writes:
Agreed: Williamsburg's hipper, Dumbo's artsier, and Park Slope has better schools (just watch where you park those strollers). But Brooklyn Heights loyalists maintain it's still the most enchanting spot in the borough. So many exquisite townhomes line its streets, the phrase "brownstone Brooklyn" was probably coined specifically for the neighborhood. (Nearly the whole area is protected as a historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.) In the past, writers have descended here seeking their muse — Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, and Norman Mailer all called it home — lured by the quiet and remove. But literary types still seeking glory couldn't afford it now: It's easily one of the priciest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with some houses as expensive as anything you'll find in Manhattan. Apparently, all that beauty and history — the view from the promenade! Those cobblestone streets! — don't come cheap.