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Brooklyn Heights, New York City

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The
storied Brooklyn Bridge, an American beauty itself, sets its eastern granite
foot in this neighborhood made beautiful by brownstones and regal prewar condos
on leafy streets, some named for fruit. Generations of literati (Thomas Wolfe,
Walt Whitman, Truman Capote) have flocked to Brooklyn Heights, and more than
600 houses date to before the Civil War—surpassing better-known areas in Philadelphia
and D.C. Visitors’ most memorable snapshots of the Manhattan skyline are taken
from its sunset-soaking waterfront esplanade.

America's Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Heights, New York City

The
storied Brooklyn Bridge, an American beauty itself, sets its eastern granite
foot in this neighborhood made beautiful by brownstones and regal prewar condos
on leafy streets, some named for fruit. Generations of literati (Thomas Wolfe,
Walt Whitman, Truman Capote) have flocked to Brooklyn Heights, and more than
600 houses date to before the Civil War—surpassing better-known areas in Philadelphia
and D.C. Visitors’ most memorable snapshots of the Manhattan skyline are taken
from its sunset-soaking waterfront esplanade.

Christopher Vernon-Parry/ Alamy

America's Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

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