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Brooklyn Heights remains one of the most sought-after residential neighborhoods in all of New York City. Originally, Brooklyn was its own city until the consolidation in 1898. You’ll see why everyone loves its tree-line cobblestone streets, magnificent private homes and stunning views overlooking the East River and Manhattan.

You’ll hear the fascinating stories about the residents who chose Brooklyn Heights as their preferred home from the native American Lenape Indians, to the Dutch farmers and industrialists. Learn why Brooklyn Heights was strategic in the largest battle of the American Revolution. Discover how the Brooklyn Bridge changed the relationship between Brooklyn and New York City. With its proximity to downtown Manhattan, the port and the financial district, this little neighborhood became incredibly special, and preserving it was heroic. The new Brooklyn Bridge Park, and DUMBO neighborhoods have added lots of new waterfront activities, spectacular views and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. We’ll cover 10 different architectural styles on this walk...MORE


I live in Brooklyn. By choice.”

Truman Capote

  • Learn how Brooklyn Heights became “America’s original suburb” and first Landmarked Historic District

  • Understand the influence of the Brooklyn
    Bridge and the growth of Brooklyn and New York City


  • Hear the stories about George Washington and the largest battle of the American Revolution

  • Discover the role of the abolitionists and the underground railroad

  • Identify the fabulous architecture, tree lined streets and famous residents

  1. These 60— 90-minute presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life. Whether —it’s your first visit or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special. 

  2. Add a visit the site with Kitt Garrett, or one of our partners, or explore the area on your own.

  3. Kitt can provide either a 2-hour walking tour, 4-hour half day or 6-hour full day tour at additional cost.

  4. Use Kitt’s photo stops while you are on location.

  5. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

  6. Download the photos into a book to keep your memories!