Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.”

The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor spoke with Jacob Blickenstaff, a photographer who recently purchased a one- bedroom in Brooklyn Heights with his girlfriend after a two-year search.  Blickenstaff described Brooklyn Heights as “beautiful and peaceful…with an incredible mix of history and architecture that’s unique.”

Gregor also spoke with Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association who is “delighted to still be here and watch [a] new generation grow up.”  Gregory Williamson, an agent for Douglas Elliman offered that home prices have risen 15 to 20 percent in the last year and a half to two years.

It also cites how Brooklyn Bridge Park has attracted more visitors to the neighborhood and name checks Save Pier 6 and People for Greenspace Foundation’s opposition to development within the park.

What do you think?  Did the Times get it right? Comment away!

Photo: Claude Scales for BHB

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  • MrGrace

    I hope I got my part right – Jacob

  • MrGrace

    and PS, I loved reading the BHB while we were working on getting the apartment and getting to know the neighborhood.

  • mac

    I find it “ironic” that they are talking about the charm of Brooklyn Heights yet lead with a photo of that monstrosity

  • Resident

    Nice piece. Not sure about her prices though… 2 beds (especially with 2 baths) go for much more than 1.3.

  • Jorale-man

    I noticed that too. It seems the Times is making a bit of a statement with that photo. The opposite of charming.

  • TeddyNYC

    That photo really shows how screwed up the view of the Brooklyn Bridge is now. Makes you want to stick to the southern section of the promenade to avoid being disgusted about this.

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  • SongBirdNYC

    Yes, welcome to the neighborhood! I checked out your website. Love your shots of Sharon Jones and the Daptones Records artists.

  • GHB

    Agreed! The only thing positive about that monstrocity is that, from the right position, it covers the even more hideous Verizon building across the river!

  • Andrew Porter

    I’ve noticed in recent months that I’m actually avoiding walking on the Promenade, because of that horrible structure.

  • Andrew Porter

    When I moved here in 1968, the Times did a piece about BH, in which it said you could buy a brownstone for $35,000. Of course, back then, I was making about $45 a week, and could barely make my share of my monthly rent of … $188. It’s gone up a lot since then.

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  • William Gilbert

    Sorry to disagree, but there is nothing positive about that the new building. I hope that before it is occupied the earth just swallows it up.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    I hope someday to read, “Pierhouse Demolished by Meteoroid! In Amazing Fluke,
    Nickel-Iron Space Rock Arrives at Precise Angle, Mass, Velocity for the Job”.