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"Brooklyn Heights: Small town in the big city"

Brooklyn Heights is a picturesque neighborhood just a stones throw away from Manhattan, but it almost seems rather removed from the hustle and bustle of it all.

The brownstone filled, tree-lined streets are still brimming with people though. But rather than having to fight for a space on the sidewalk with businessmen and the like, its easy to stroll along, sharing the sidewalk with families and children. Everyone seems to know everyone, whether its people in passing or the guys who work in Penny Bridge or Han's Market who always greet you with a smile and by name.

And though its not quite as fast paced as Manhattan, you want for nothing. There are three grocery stores and countless others all along Montague, Henry, and Court Streets; and downtown Brooklyn as well as downtown Manhattan are just a stones throw away.

The roads are pretty much constantly busy because of the traffic coming off the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as well as the BQE, but if you take the subway, almost every main line in Manhattan stops in Brooklyn Heights.

If you like to walk, the Promenade offers a peaceful setting while overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline. For an even better view, walk past Cadman Plaza Park and onto the Brooklyn Bridge. Or even if you don't make it to the bridge, the park makes for perfect recreation. On nice days there are always people there playing soccer or having a picnic.

Brooklyn Heights has it all. Its peaceful and relaxing but close enough to Manhattan when you want a night on the town. Its one of those places where you get a small town feel even in the middle of the big city.
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alvaj I'm looking to move to Brooklyn in about 2 years and i would love to move in a condo. I'm not seeing any comments in reference to condos. Does Brooklyn have a wide variety of Condos???
erics11 Hi Alvaj- are you still looking to move to BK Heights? I would be happy to help in the process of securing a great condo.
Please let me know.
R New York
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