Located on the water just below DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights is an affluent neighborhood full of brownstones and beautiful views. Though it's an upscale neighborhood, Brooklyn Heights welcomes visitors who want to walk along the beautiful piers and prominades of the neighborhood.
Brooklyn Heights started out as a port for ferries, supplying materials and resources to the farms in the area. The neighborhood was quickly fortified due to its strategic location, which is why George Washington retreated here after his defeat during the Battle of Long Island.
In 1814, the New York and Brooklyn Steamboat Company began to run scheduled ferries between Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan, encouraging further development. By the 1860's the area had a grid system, as well as all the other amenities of other high profile neighborhoods. Unlike other high profile neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights became an important part of the abolitionist movement, helping escaped…
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