The Wall Street Journal gives Brooklyn Heights the once over:
Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Heights was once home to large landowning families whose names now grace local streets (Hicks, Livingston and Pierrepont are just a few examples). The area became an early bedroom community after 1814, when Robert Fulton’s steam-propelled ferry gave commuters a quick route across the East River to Manhattan.
Early residents of the neighborhood, which the Brooklyn Heights Association calls “New York’s first suburb,” included Seth Low, a president of Columbia University and a mayor of New York.
Today the tony neighborhood’s fancy row houses—some complete with garages—are popular with families. Several nearby subway lines offer easy access to Manhattan. In addition, the Long Island Rail Road is close by.