NYC&G's Designers' Guide to Brooklyn Heights

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"Brooklyn Heights is a quiet, beautiful residential neighborhood with an abundance of late 18-century and mostly 19-century architecture. Because it was designated as the first historic district in New York City there are very few non-historical intrusions into the well-preserved community. Some notable architectural and historical landmarks include the Brooklyn Heights Historical Society and Plymouth Church." - Glenn Gissler, Glenn Gissler Design

"I used to live in Brooklyn Heights and have always loved River Deli down on Joralemon St. for a cozy dinner spot with friends. Elsa is my new local favorite place to treat myself to an after-work cocktail." - Erin Fearins, Fearins|Welch Interior Design

"Colonie is my neighborhood haunt for dinner. I love their jalapeno margarita and dining at open kitchen bar-top to see the chefs in action. Sahadi’s is excellent for cheeses, nuts, olives, and anything else you could possibly crave. Flowers, candles and accessories abound at Seaport Flowers. For vintage furnishings, I go to Holler & Squall, and Saturday mornings at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket for farm-fresh groceries is a must!" - Elena Frampton, Frampton Co

"My first stop would be sunset cocktails atop the new Brooklyn One Hotel.  I swear it's the best view of Manhattan I've ever seen - it's incredible.  We like to have a drink or two there then head to our other most recent obsession, Cecconi's on Water Street.  It's not only gorgeous, but delicious and such a fun place to have drinks and dinner after a long day without needing to taxi home!" - Bella Mancini, Bella Mancini Design

"Brooklyn Bridge Park is great for a relaxing day in the neighborhood. I love Fornino on Pier 6 for pizza and wine with a fantastic view. Layla is a go-to for gorgeous textiles, while Rosanne Puglise offers stunning, handmade jewelry." - Amy Gardella, Seaport Flowers

"I’ve been a Brooklyn resident for nearly 20 years and really appreciate the uniqueness of each of the borough’s neighborhoods.  Brooklyn Heights is known for its historical brownstones, townhouses and the famous promenade where some of the grandest homes are offers spectacular views of Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges and the Statue of Liberty.  My favorite neighborhood restaurants include the Colonie, decorated in Brooklyn’s signature distressed wood/wrought iron/exposed brick style.  The dishes are well thought out using locally sourced ingredients, and the best seat in the house is at the chef’s counter.  I also love Bevacco restaurant for its rustic Italian cuisine and relaxed bistro-style vibe.  For home goods I’ve always done well with the whimsical accessories at Collyer's Mansion. If in need of sophisticated monochromatic minimalist items with a handmade quality, Homestories often has what I’m looking for. Seaport Flowers is my go to for all florals because of the superior quality of their blooms and they create beautiful well constructed artistic arrangements." - Doreen Chambers, Doreen Chambers Interiors  

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