Some years ago I set up a Google alert for “Brooklyn Heights” in order to get any news about our neighborhood soon after it appeared. One thing I quickly learned was that city-wide publications were inclined to give an expansive definition to “Brooklyn Heights”, often reporting incidents in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, or even Gowanus, as happening here. I also noticed that I was getting news about a suburb of Cleveland (see photo). Later, I learned that Brooklyn Heights is part of Thomaston, Maine and a park in Maryland. Then there’s Prestige Brooklyn Heights, a luxury high-rise in Bangalore, India’s tech capital.
As for the “what?”, “Brooklyn Heights” is a line of handbags by the late Kate Spade. It’s also a Pizzeria in Austin, Texas.
Now for “Who?” As it turns out, there are two drag queens who use “Brooklyn Heights” as their stage name: one in Baltimore and one in Toronto. Also from Toronto, but now living in Nashville, there’s Brooke Lynn Hytes.
It seems we have quite the brand.