New York City audio tour: Brooklyn Heights from the Promenade to the home of Truman Capote

Brooklyn Heights from the Promenade to the home of Truman Capote

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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1.5mi

About the Tour

Brooklyn Heights first took shape when Robert Fulton's steamship started ferrying passengers across the East River. Today, it’s a well preserved residential neighbourhood with Greek Revival and Italianate Row House architecture, a beautiful promenade and breathtaking views of Manhattan. Let's explore it together.

On this tour, I’ll tell you about its first residents, and I’ll guide you through its charming streets. We’ll walk on the Promenade where you can take as many pictures of Manhattan's skyline as you like because there’s no rush to finish the tour. I’ll also recommend some spots to grab a bite along the way.

Some of the landmarks you’ll see include:

• The Brooklyn Heights Promenade
• Manhattan's skyline
• A glimpse of the Statue of Liberty
• Trump Capote's former house
• Brooklyn Historical Society Building

You’ll also learn about:

• The first historical neighborhood in Brooklyn
• Its first residents
• The Revolutionary War and how it shaped the neighborhood

Let’s take a stroll together and discover what this picturesque little neighborhood has to offer. It should take between 1 and 1.5 hours from start to finish.

Tour Producer

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Paty Nyorquina

Hello! My name is Patricia , and I have been living in NY since 2001. I am a licensed tour guide, I do walking tours in Brooklyn and self guided personalized itineraries. Being able to have another platform like this app for voice guided tours is very exciting to me. This way, I can show my work in many different ways. I hope you join me on my walking tours around Brooklyn, NY. It will be great to virtually guide you and tell you interesting facts.

Major Landmarks

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade

  • Montague St

  • Brooklyn Hystorical Society

  • Truman Capote's House

  • Watchtower Building

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts in front of the R train Court St Station, between Montague and Clinton.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Stores and cafes at Montague St. Picture taking at Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Best time of day

I recommend this tour during sunset for the Promenade views, or you can also enjoy it during the day. It is best after 10 am, where the stores on Montague St are open.

Precautions

Be careful when you cross the street

Comments

Eu fiz o áudio tour da Nyorquina e gostei muito da experiência. O lugar me surpreendeu! Moro há quase 9 anos em NY e confesso que ainda não conhecia a região de Brooklyn Heights! O lugar é lindo!

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Brooklyn Heights from the Promenade to the home of Truman Capote