Saturday, August 22, 2015

I've Seen The Sights From Brooklyn Heights

After my walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday afternoon, I strolled through a few of the nearby neighborhoods. I've always loved Brooklyn Heights. It's south of the Brooklyn Bridge and has a park called The Promenade, which is primarily a long terrace above the East River with an unobstructed view of lower Manhattan. I hadn't been there in a long (LONG) time, and was happy to find it as beautiful as I remembered. There were less than 10 houses in the "neighborhood" in the very early 1800s. Then, nearby steam ferry service in 1814 transformed Brooklyn Heights into the first of Manhattan's "commuter suburbs." Many of the houses pictured date back to the early 1800s.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE ENTRANCE IN BACKGROUND.





A POP-UP POOL AND SANDY BEACH CLUB.
THE PROMENADE.
FORMER PIERS CONVERTED INTO ATHLETICS SPACES.
FERRY TERMINAL IN LOWER MANHATTAN.
THERE'S EVEN A FERRY TO IKEA
IN THE RED HOOK NEIGHBORHOOD OF BROOKLYN!
ON THE PROMENADE LOOKING NORTH TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.


One of my favorite shows from the '60s. It was set in Brooklyn Heights. They shot some scenes right on the Promenade, but most neighborhood scenes looked like suburban Long Island (or Los Angeles).

11 comments:

  1. I loved the Patty Duke Show when I was a kid. I can still hum the theme song.

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  2. What a charming place! And look at that view of Manhattan! Would love to see this.
    The Patty Duke Show was also one of my favourites! Go figure.

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  3. Oh boy, I loved these photos! I've never seen Brooklyn Heights before-- at least, not that I knew it was Brooklyn Heights. What view! What buildings!

    As for our cousins who are two of a kind... I certainly remember the line about Brooklyn Heights, but, nonetheless, always thought of them as living in suburbia, with lots of colonial houses. Non?

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  4. Great shots! If I'm ever back in NYC, I'd like to visit the promenade (and the park from yesterday).

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  5. One of our grandkids went to Pace University... but I've never been on the other side of the river.... so beautiful!

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  6. And it is mentioned in the theme from CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? as well. Lovely shots.

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  7. As soon as I saw the post title, I thought, "Patty and Cathy!"

    And then I thought ... "a hot dog makes her lose control"?

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  8. I lived in Manhattan eons ago and had a friend who rented an apartment in a
    BH brownstone. We would often walk along The Promenade at night, and I
    always thought it was the most breathtaking view of the city from any vantage
    point. And now there so many more skyscrapers to make it even more
    spectacular.

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  9. NYC is a world unto itself, one that I've never really taken the time to explore. Even though we live so close, it always seems so far away, so terribly inconvenient for a day trip, and way too expensive for a stay-over. Been there for Pride, for a show, to walk the Greenway, but there is so much more. Thanks. Some of us live vicariously.

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  10. I hope things are ok with you and your Mom...take care!

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