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  • Hi I'm David Hill with New York Habitat.

  • In this video tour we're going to take you for a stroll

  • through the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.

  • New York Habitat Video

  • with David Hill

  • Brooklyn Heights - Part 2, Brooklyn, New York

  • This is the second of our two-part series

  • on this fantastic neighborhood in Brooklyn.

  • If you haven't yet watched the first part,

  • you can find it on our YouTube channel.

  • Brooklyn Heights is located across the Brooklyn Bridge

  • from Lower Manhattan.

  • It's bordered by the East River on the west,

  • the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the north,

  • Cadman Plaza and Court Street to the east,

  • and Atlantic Avenue to the south.

  • This is Montague Street,

  • it's the neighborhood's main drag

  • and it's lined with cafes and shops.

  • Many of the buildings

  • have beautiful architectural details,

  • like wrought iron railings.

  • The church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity,

  • at the corner of Clinton Street,

  • is a national historic landmark dating back to 1844

  • and is known for its elaborate stained glass windows.

  • Brooklyn used to be called the "city of churches",

  • so you'll see a lot of spires in the neighborhood.

  • Another architectural hotspot

  • can be found at 177 Montague St.,

  • where you'll find the Chase Bank building.

  • Built in 1917 and designed to look like

  • an Italian Renaissance palace,

  • it's considered by many to be

  • the grandest bank in New York.

  • Part of what makes Brooklyn Heights so attractive

  • is its varied architecture,

  • including its alleys and its mews like this one,

  • Grace Court Alley.

  • It is one of the few streets in New York

  • almost entirely made up of carriage houses,

  • and offers a glimpse of what the city was like before cars.

  • Its stables were turned into residences 100 years ago,

  • it's now a quiet and almost traffic-free area.

  • It's a great place for a kid to learn to ride bike in Brooklyn.

  • This busy artery is Atlantic Avenue,

  • which divides Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill.

  • You'll find everything you need here,

  • from meat pies to craft beers,

  • locally-made jewelry and used books.

  • Be sure to visit the 60-year-old Sahadi's,

  • a wonderful Middle Eastern bazaar

  • chock full of spices, nuts, olives,

  • and delicious homemade hummus.

  • Just be prepared to wait

  • because on Saturday afternoons

  • it seems like the entire neighborhood

  • of Brooklyn Heights shops right here.

  • And speaking of the neighborhood,

  • the best way to be part of it

  • is to live like a local

  • by renting a furnished apartment

  • or vacation rental

  • from New York Habitat

  • for your next trip to New York.

  • You'll find some fun shopping

  • on Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street,

  • but for the best shopping

  • go to the nearby Cobble Hill

  • on Smith Street and Court Street.

  • You have Housing Works Thrift Shop

  • on Montague Street,

  • Tango also on Montague Street,

  • Atlantic Bookshop on Atlantic Avenue,

  • Barney's Co-Op on Atlantic Avenue,

  • Teddy on Court Street,

  • and Lily on Court Street as well.

  • Brooklyn Heights is a quiet neighborhood,

  • but on Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue

  • which is where we are now,

  • you'll find a fun mix of excellent bars

  • and restaurants:

  • You've got Henry's End on Henry Street,

  • Henry Public also on Henry Street,

  • Chipshop on Atlantic Avenue,

  • Tazza on Henry Street,

  • and Iris Café on Columbia Place.

  • If you like historic homes of the past,

  • here are few notable addresses to check out:

  • At 102 Pierrepont St,

  • you'll find the former home of Arthur Miller,

  • author of "Death of a Salesman"

  • and one-time husband of Marilyn Monroe.

  • Moving on to Willow Street, at #70,

  • you'll find a home dating back to the 1830's.

  • Truman Capote lived here

  • when he wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's.

  • To learn more about Brooklyn,

  • stop off at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

  • Here they offer a series of tours and talks by curators,

  • artists, historians, and educators.

  • Well, I hope you've enjoyed our tour of

  • Brooklyn Heights,

  • and of course there is a lot more to do and see

  • in this neighborhood.

  • If I've missed any of your favorite secrets

  • of Brooklyn Heights,

  • make sure you leave a comment

  • in the comment section below.

  • If you're planning a trip to New York,

  • do yourself a favor,

  • skip the boring hotel room

  • and rent a furnished apartment or vacation rental

  • through New York Habitat.

  • Visit our website at www.nyhabitat.com.

  • You're just a few clicks away

  • from living like a true New Yorker.

  • I'm David Hill with New York Habitat.

  • Thanks for hanging out with us today

  • in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Be sure to check out our other videos

  • where you'll find more tours and travel tips,

  • and in the mean time we hope to see you soon

  • in the Big Apple.

Hi I'm David Hill with New York Habitat.

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