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Neighborhood Profiles

Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill

The Heights has never really been an outer-borough neighborhood. But since the Court Street and Atlantic Avenue commercial nexus went from urban no-man’s-land to mini-mall (replete with deep-pocketed chains like Barnes & Noble, Ben & Jerry’s, CVS, and a Regal multiplex), families are even less inclined to move away from the neighborhood. While most are thrilled with the commercial facelift, skyrocketing rents have edged out a few neighborhood institutions — like Peter's Ice Cream, which closed last year after a 77 percent rent increase. Farther down in Cobble Hill, old men still keep watch from their lawn chairs over a vibrant mix of fish stores, butchers, bakeries, and delis. Still, scarcity of product has fed the sellers’ market, and prices are approaching uptown Manhattan levels. — JOEY HOFFMAN

In our archive
Best of New York: Brooklyn (March 25, 2002)

Real Estate Listings
Offsite resources

Brokers specializing in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill apartments
Corcoran, 124 Montague St., 718-852-9050
William B. May, 150 Montague St., 718-875-1289
Brooklyn Heights Real Estate, 158 Montague St., 2nd Fl., 718-237-4093
Renaissance Properties, 71 Hoyt St., 718-875-5650
Cobble Heights Realty, 206 Court St., 718-596-3333
Brooklyn Bridge Realty, 211 Court St., 718-625-3700
Harbor View Realty, 179 Atlantic Ave., 718-855-1591
Nancy McKiernan Realty, 718-596-0281
Marilyn Donahue Real Estate, 189 Court St., 718-522-2929; 146 Montague St., 718-643-2340
William S. Ross Real Estate, 156 Montague St., 718-488-7701; 162 Court St., 718-596-1940
The Schools

Offsite resources

High Schools
Pacific High School

Cobble Hill School of American Studies

School for International Studies

Brooklyn School for Global Studies

Freedom Academy High School

School Reports
Board of Ed site

Offsite resources

Weekly Crime Stats (in PDF format)
Precinct 84: 301 Gold St., 718-875-6811
The Scene
Bar Tabac: Francophiles will appreciate the artfully aged environs, the all-French wine list, and the obligatory steak frites.

Tuk Tuk: The Thai menu ranges from the familiar (tom yum, larb) to the more obscure (crispy whitefish salad).

Grappa Cafe: A culinary coup on a stretch of Court Street known primarily for fast food and red sauce.

More Restaurants

Last Exit: The perfect balance between a comfy local bar and a hipster lounge.

Pete's Waterfront Ale House: A neighborhood saloon featuring a wide and esoteric beer selection, four-star pub grub and live blues & jazz.

More Bars & Nightclubs

Brooklyn Public Couture, Ltd.: This fashiony shop has new, never-worn designer clothes and secondhand items in first-rate condition.

Atlantic Avenue Antique Shops

More Stores
Other Helpful (or Interesting) Websites

Offsite resources

Brooklyn Heights Association

South Brooklyn Network: Brooklyn Heights

South Brooklyn Network: Cobble Hill

Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition

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