Hello and welcome for another video tour of a great New York neighborhood by New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com ). This is the second of our two-part series on this fantastic New York neighborhood located in the Borough of Brooklyn. If you haven't yet watched the first part, you can find it on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewYorkHa... ). Make sure to watch Part 1 of our Video Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIIrTb...
Brooklyn Heights is located just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Lower Manhattan.
Montague Street is the neighborhood's "main" retail street. Many of the buildings here have beautiful architectural details, like wrought iron railings. The church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity 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".
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 alleys and mews such as Grace Court Alley.
Atlantic Avenue, which divides Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, is another main strip where you can find anything you need, 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.
Speaking of the neighborhood, the best way to be a part of it is to live like a local by renting a furnished apartment or vacation rental for your next visit to New York.
Consider a room for rent in a 2-bedroom apartment in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa...). This room for rent is on the 2nd floor of a townhouse that includes a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, cable TV and the luxury of a washer and dryer!
Or maybe this furnished vacation rental apartment (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa...), which is also located in Boerum Hill. The apartment has a beautiful interior with wood floors, a decorative fireplace and exposed brick. This rental has a double bed and a double sized futon for further sleeping accommodations. The kitchen is fully equipped including a stove, microwave and small refrigerator. There is a dining table in the living room for a spot to sit an enjoy meals.
You'll find some fun shops on Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street, but the best shopping is in nearby Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, on Court and Smith Streets:
Housing Works Thrift Shop (122 Montague Street, shophousingworks.com)
Barney's Co-Op (194 Atlantic Avenue, barneys.com)
Lily (209 Court Street, lilybrooklyn.com)
Brooklyn Heights is a quiet neighborhood, but on Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue you'll discover a fun mix of bars and restaurants:
Henry's End (44 Henry Street, henrysend.com)
Henry Public (329 Henry Street, henrypublic.com)
Chipshop (129 Atlantic Avenue, chipshopnyc.com)
If you like historic homes of the past, here are few notable addresses to check out:
Here you'll find the former home of Arthur Miller, author of "Death of a Salesman", "The Crucible", and one-time husband of Marilyn Monroe.
Moving on to Willow Street, at #70, you'll find a home dating back to 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.
If you're planning a trip to New York, do yourself a favor, skip the boring hotel room and choose one of hundreds furnished apartments (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa... )or vacation rental (http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apa... ) through New York Habitat
Also, be sure to check out our blog, if you want to learn more about Brooklyn Heights: http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2011/12...
Thanks for checking out the sites with us in Brooklyn Heights. Be sure to check out our other videos like this about DUMBO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMvVut...). We hope to see you soon walking the streets of New York City.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed our tour of Brooklyn Heights.
Of course, there's a lot more to see and do here. If I've missed any of your favorite Brooklyn Heights Secrets, be sure to share them with us in the comments box below.