Unbeatable views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and East River? Check. Plenty of parks and open public spaces? Check. Chic restaurants, shops, and cafes? Check, check, check! Brooklyn Heights has everything one could want in a New York neighborhood, in addition to being super central for those commuting to Manhattan. For the history buff, there’s the Brooklyn Historical Society. The area is rich in history and has been home to many renowned artists and writers over the decades. For the aspiring marathoner, there’s the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. And for the lover of all things material, there’s an assortment of both chain stores and independent shops along bustling Montague Street.