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!
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