Columbia Heights Residences Profiled In New York Times

The New York Times offers a Streetscapes profile of a handful of residences along Brooklyn Heights’ Columbia Heights, once deemed “the most fashionable street in Brooklyn,” which, according to the Times’ headline, is “Still in Fashion, a Century Later.”

Its earliest residents in 1900 included doctor & inventor Edward R. Squibb, Lows, Pierreponts and other leading Brooklyn families, but by 1912, The Real Estate Record & Guide observed it was beginning to succumb “to the invasion of various influences detrimental to fine private house occupancy.” The NY Times reveals how some of Columbia Heights’ original homes have been maintained since, albeit without any goodies about the overall neighborhood.

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