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Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.696011 -73.993287
Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights
The Promenade, My Home Town – I grew up on 200 Hicks Street, I remember seeing the Christmas Tree lit every winter season, and remember taking my second cousin, (who later on became my girl at the time :) for a cold winter's night walk on the Promenade, and yes, it was romance at its best. Back then, of course the WTC Towers were there - it was a lovely site - seeing them, et all the wonderful views of this one spot. Have not been back since I moved years ago, but I can imagine it is still the 'spot' to be. In fact, i once was trying to imagine what the "Promenade" was like on Sept 11, and came across some fotos from a friend who took some during that amazing day.... I was stunned to see that apparently the "Promenade" became the 'front row seat' of 9/11, yes - i was shocked to see that there were hundreds of peolple packed like sardines to 'witness history' - yet, sadly all the 'poisons of the smoke and filth' etc.. all came to Brooklyn Heights. Wow, was glad we were 'not' there during the attacks - in fact, the hudson river, since water 'carries sound' made most tall apt buildings in the heights 'shake' when the planes hit. Incredible. So, today, when you walk the "Promenade", you are walking among history. Both good and bad. Yet, in any season, winter, spring, summer, fall - Promenade, is one amazing place! I remember walking home from school as a kid, walking towards the Promenade, on Montague street, as the winter cold winds, came thru as if a 'wind tunnel' so severe, you could lean your entire body forward, and 'not' fall - actually be pushed back. I remember the Hudson one winter, being completely frozen, no water at all moving - yet, ice everywhere - and then the next winter, Christmas, i remember it was 74 degrees and people walking in t shirts on the promenade during vacations!
Whether you are a local, or a visitor, the 'Heights' is known for: Promenade, and if you think about it, when you watch TV Game shows, when they say: "you WIN a trip to NYC" etc.. often, they always show the 'view' from the Promenade! It is a nice place - but sadly, the filthy rich, now 'own' this place - and trust me, during 'bad times like today' - the only thing 'those' people lost are maybe 'less doormen' to open their doors for them. Yes, i remember, back in the 70's, i was told 'not' to open the door myself, it was 'insulting' to the doormen. So, i feel bad that i am sure it is 'worse' today. I think those who 'do not live' in the area of the "Promenade" full time, will be more likely to truly truly enjoy all that it has to offer! And yes, it offers an amazing view, with the awesome sounds of the cars passing underneath - and often you can feel the Promenade 'shake' as the cars pass by! The "HEIGHTS" is HOME to many, you may leave, but the 'new yorker within' will always be with you, no matter what!
A spectacular view all seasons – Boats, ships, and water taxui's pass by. Located right on top of the BQE highway.......... It streches for 6 long blocks. You can see fireworks occasionally and spectuacular sunsets every night. You can see the statue of liberty towards the northwest direstion. The Brooklyn Bridge can be seen in the distance. You can watch cars and taxi's pass by. Perfect for a romantic date, or a walk for the dog, or getting out for fresh air. Clubs, pubs, and Bars are nearby along with resturants and cafe's.
The esplanade is one of the most popular spots to get a view of the city skyline. – In Short
While families frequent the three nearby playgrounds during the day, dusk brings out the couples in full force. Joggers, parents with strollers, tourists and proud New Yorkers all share space on benches. Even the fumes from the BQE beneath the promenade seem to fade away against this splendid backdrop. Try not to be jealous: The lucky occupants of the ivy-covered townhouses--author Norman Mailer among them--get to enjoy the view 24 hours a day.
We Love It – My long-time love & I always visit the Promenade after dinner or a movie. It's the perfect place to catch up or just to sit and enjoy the view of the city.
Spectacular – The view of the Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State & Chryslar Buildings were just spectacular...I wished that the twin towers were still standing...
peaceful and pretty – a very nice place to sit on a bench and relax with your sweetheart or walk with a first date, or walk your dog. beautiful houses all around to fantasize about living in. it's most beautiful at sunset because the colors really put on a show against the nyc skyline. traffic that passes by underneath actually has a meditative sound almost. lol. and it's cool to watch them whiz by from such a close distance. close to nice dowtown brooklyn shops and restaurants
I live here, so stay in your own 'hood! – I like the Promenade so much that I rented an apartment on Columbia Heights with the same view. It's beautiful, it's romantic, it's touching and sad (the empty downtown skyline where the WTC used to be). I'm just kidding about the headline - come and visit, stay a while, enjoy the view. Sunset is by far the most beautiful time.
Very Romantic – On a scale of 1-10, I give the Brooklyn Height Promenade an 11. Pick the right time to go their and you'll be amazed by it's romantic feeling. +++
NYC at its best – Nothing beats strolling along the Promenade after dark. Totally romantic, totally calming, totally wonderful!
Take a date here...guarantee that you will be kissing at some point! :)
Best Spot in NY – I visited NY for the first time this past month and stayed at some friend's apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The first night there I watched the sunset over the city from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. I fell in love with this place immediately! At the end of the trip, this ended up being my favorite spot in NY. Definately a must see for all visitors!
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