This beautiful neighbourhood has a charm all its own
Brooklyn Heights (subway: High St.) stretches out at the mouth of the East River, between Brooklyn Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. This neighbourhood was placed under monument protection in 1965. You find narrow tree-lined streets, some still with cobblestones, and many pretty sandstone or brick houses, some of them from before 1860 with small front gardens. Number 24 Middagh St. is said to be the oldest house, built in 1824. Truman Capote wrote"Breakfast at Tiffany" among other works in the basement of 70 Willow Street; Arthur Miller lived at number 155. Along the East River is the romantic Brooklyn Promenade, also called the "Esplanade". The Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway runs under "Esplanade (Brooklyn)" the small strip between Orange and Remsen Street. The view from here across the river to Manhattan is spectacular – particularly in the afternoon and early evening – and has been photographed and filmed thousands of times.