New York Times scribe Jake Mooney covers Brooklyn Heights for the paper’s Sunday Real Estate section. After reading the piece, we’ve learned that Brooklyn Heights is a great place to live! Whew!!
NY Times: This grand-piano-shaped neighborhood is roughly 12 blocks deep, and about five blocks wide at its widest point. It is protected by the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, which was created in 1965 — the first in the city. There are also 50-foot height caps limiting development. Unlike predominantly brownstone neighborhoods like Park Slope and Fort Greene, though, Brooklyn Heights has a mixed housing stock, with smaller wood-framed dwellings and former carriage houses dotting its brownstone blocks.
“The housing quality is beautiful,” said Judy Stanton, the executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “Every 19th-century architectural style is represented here.”
“It’s very close-knit,” she added. “It feels sort of like it’s a neighborhood that’s looked after.”