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 1, brooklyn, new york this will be the first of a two-part series on this fantastic neighborhood.
So be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel and you'll be notified when part 2 comes out in a few weeks. 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.
One of the best things about brooklyn heights is its many subway connections. This area is served by no less than 9 lines, so whether you're going to the east or west side of manhattan, you'll rarely have to change trains.
From the transport hub at borough hall, you can take the #2 express train to times square or the #4 express train to grand central, both about 15 minutes away. Of course, the best way to get to manhattan is to walk or cycle across the brooklyn bridge.
First thing in the morning on the way to work or at night after dinner downtown, you'll always get amazing views of new york city. This neighborhood is famous for its stunning view of manhattan and the new york harbor.
From the brooklyn heights promenade, you'll get a great view of the statue of liberty, the brooklyn bridge and even the empire state building. The promenade was built above the brooklyn-queens expressway in 1950.
Before, the land was private gardens. Here on middagh street at number 24, you'll find the federal building, the oldest house in the heights, dating back to1824.
Early dutch settlers came to the heights in the 1640s, and it was mostly farmland for the next 150 years. It wasn't until robert fulton invented a fast ferry in 1814 that the population boomed and streets like this got built up.
If you really want to absorb yourself into the culture and daily life of brooklyn, you'll want to forgo the hotel and book one of the many vacation rentals or furnished apartments that new york habitat has to offer in the area.
There's no better way to truly enjoy your stay in new york city. This stretch of henry street right at pineapple street actually feels like a small town, with a number of independent restaurants and even a two-screen cinema.
If you're up early, pop into family-run cranberry's for coffee and a raspberry scone. For dinner, henry's end is a local institution. The plymouth church of the pilgrims on orange street was founded in 1847 and its first preacher was henry ward beecher, brother of the writer harriet beecher stowe.
Beecher was a powerful abolitionist speaker who drew crowds here on sundays. Visitors included mark twain, charles dickens, and abraham lincoln. 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 real 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 meantime, we hope to see you soon in the big apple..
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