In Brooklyn Heights, the Muse Will Cost You

Agreed: Williamsburg’s hipper, Dumbo’s artsier, and Park Slope has better schools (just watch where you park those strollers). But Brooklyn Heights loyalists maintain it’s still the most enchanting spot in the borough. So many exquisite townhomes line its streets, the phrase “brownstone Brooklyn” was probably coined specifically for the neighborhood. (Nearly the whole area is protected as a historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.) In the past, writers have descended here seeking their muse — Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, and Norman Mailer all called it home — lured by the quiet and remove. But literary types still seeking glory couldn’t afford it now: It’s easily one of the priciest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with some houses as expensive as anything you’ll find in Manhattan. Apparently, all that beauty and history — the view from the promenade! Those cobblestone streets! — don’t come cheap. Still interested? Easter weekend means limited appointments, but plan a walk through the neighborhood after brunch. Find a new home after the jump. —S. Jhoanna Robledo


70 Clark St., nr. Henry St., Apt. 4L

Saturday, noon–1:30 p.m.



195 Adams St., nr. Tillary St., Apt. 2F

Sunday, by appointment (Jordan Glickstein, 646-732-3597)


75 Henry St., nr. Orange St.
Saturday and Sunday, by appointment (Madeline Williamson, 718-780-8115)


39 Sidney Pl., nr. Joralemon St.

Sunday, by appointment (Danielle Mosse, 917-501-5700)

$3.495 million

In Brooklyn Heights, the Muse Will Cost You