Brooklyn Heights proper is bounded by Atlantic, Court, Cadman Plaza/Old Fulton, and the river. South of that is Cobble Hill, East is Downtown Brooklyn, and northeast is DUMBO - not making this up as semantics, it's actually how it's defined by the city, and the entire neighborhood is landmarked, meaning you can't build new high-rise construction (hence, all the brownstones).
Anonymous User wrote:How do you all feel about Park Slope/Brooklyn Heights?
I grew up in Brooklyn Heights, and spent lots of time in Park Slope, here's my take:
-Park Slope is cheaper than Brooklyn Heights, which is probably equivalently priced to moderately desirable manhattan neighborhoods (UES east of Lex, UWS not on the river or the Park, FiDi, Midtown West, East Village east of 2nd etc. Both are less expensive than prime Manhattan (West Village, Soho, prime areas of the UES and UWS, Flatiron/Gramercy, etc).
-The housing stock in both areas is predominantly brownstones, or low-rise apartment buildings with relatively few units. There tends to be relatively little new construction, so housing tends to have more "character," but also not be as new.
-Both are very "neighborhoody." As in, neighbors know each other, many people are families who have been there for 5+ years, the neighborhoods are generally quieter/less trafficked, etc. Both are definitely a young professionals with kids neighborhood.
-Both have great restaurants, shops, etc. Not as good as some areas of Manhattan, obviously, but more than enough to keep you satisfied and happy in terms of your daily needs. Park Slope has slightly more nightlife than BK Heights, but not much.
-Borough Hall (the 2/3/4/5 stop in BK Heights) is about 20 minutes to GCT or Times Square (including waiting for the train, but not including walking time to/from the subway). Grand Army Plaza (the 2/3 stop in Park Slope) is about 25-30 minutes away. It's slightly faster if you can take the Q.
Personally, I would recommend it if you're slightly older or just want a quieter more neighborhoody vibe. You really can't get a comparable experience in Manhattan. For people who came straight through, however, or who are looking to do the whole "I am young in New York wooooo" thing, it may not be the best choice.