I’ve Seen The Sights From Brooklyn Heights

After my walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday afternoon, I strolled through a few of the nearby neighborhoods. I’ve always loved Brooklyn Heights. It’s south of the Brooklyn Bridge and has a park called The Promenade, which is primarily a long terrace above the East River with an unobstructed view of lower Manhattan. I hadn’t been there in a long (LONG) time, and was happy to find it as beautiful as I remembered. There were less than 10 houses in the “neighborhood” in the very early 1800s. Then, nearby steam ferry service in 1814 transformed Brooklyn Heights into the first of Manhattan’s “commuter suburbs.” Many of the houses pictured date back to the early 1800s.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE ENTRANCE IN BACKGROUND.
A POP-UP POOL AND SANDY BEACH CLUB.
THE PROMENADE.
FORMER PIERS CONVERTED INTO ATHLETICS SPACES.
FERRY TERMINAL IN LOWER MANHATTAN.
THERE’S EVEN A FERRY TO IKEA
IN THE RED HOOK NEIGHBORHOOD OF BROOKLYN!
ON THE PROMENADE LOOKING NORTH TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.

One of my favorite shows from the ’60s. It was set in Brooklyn Heights. They shot some scenes right on the Promenade, but most neighborhood scenes looked like suburban Long Island (or Los Angeles).

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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