“An indie gem that showcases the best of the Borough.” – INDUSTRY MAGAZINE

“A film festival for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn and about Brooklyn.” – THE L MAGAZINE

Named #1 of A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine’s Top 7 Film Festivals

From Boerum Hill to Bergen Beach. Fort Greene to Flatlands. Cobble Hill to Canarsie. It’s only Brooklyn when you count every neighborhood and every community.

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent, international festival for, by and about Brooklyn indie film — a local scene with global influence. Founded in 2011 by working artists, we screen films from all over the world whose creators are connected to Brooklyn’s diverse independent film community.

We focus on Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers.

We embrace every neighborhood and community in the borough. And beyond.

We work to keep submission and ticket prices reasonable to make participation in our festival possible for all.

For the best views of Manhattan…

you have to go to Brooklyn Heights. You’ll also see movie locations, famous writers’ homes, baseball landmarks, Underground Railroad stops, and a Revolutionary battleground—all in what might be the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Starring Truman Capote, Cher, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Norman Mailer, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Robinson, George Washington, Walt Whitman, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Come discover a neighborhood that is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Click on the button below to see the hunt schedule and get in the game!

How would you plan your new Brooklyn Heights Library? Join BPL and Marvel Architects at their first design brainstorming session. They’ll be talking about the features and services that should be included in the new library being planned for Brooklyn Heights. Residents of Brooklyn Heights, people who work in the area, and any patrons who regularly use this branch are welcome to attend!


The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 and still serves as a museum, education center, and library that preserves the 400-year-old history of Brooklyn. Located on a stately corner of Brooklyn Heights, the historic building is considered one of the city’s “greatest architectural treasures.” There’s a lot of treasure to be found inside as well — this is the best resource for information and education concerning anything Brooklyn. Every year, the BHS hosts about 9,000 visitors and 70,000 public school students and teachers.

Brooklyn Historical Society Library photo courtesy of Facebook. (more…)

Looking for bucolic brownstones, tree-lined streets, quaint cafes, and unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan? Head straight to Brooklyn Heights. Dubbed “American’s first suburb” (this was one of the first neighborhoods New Yorkers “commuted” from in the 1800s), the neighborhood has retained most of its historic architecture. A walk through Brooklyn Heights is like walking through early Brooklyn, and that plus the views from the Promenade make it a popular spot for film and television shoots.

Brooklyn Heights brownstones, photo courtesy of Mato via Flickr. (more…)

As far as Brooklyn neighborhoods go, Brooklyn Heights is tiny, a wedge bordered by Cadman Plaza and its busy series of parks, walkways, and municipal buildings to the east, the Brooklyn Bridge to the north, Atlantic Avenue to the south, and the East River to the west. It’s just about 15 blocks tall and five blocks wide. The role it plays in Brooklyn’s history, and in the popular imagination, looms much larger. Its lovely, tree-lined streets and spectacular homes have been the setting for television series and movies as varied as The Patty Duke ShowThe Cosby Show, and Moonstruck.



The only way to truly understand Brooklyn is to walk its streets, see its homes, meet its people, and understand its ebb and flow. Never before has looking for a home in Brooklyn been this exciting.

Stop by Elliman’s Brooklyn Heights office located at 156 Montague St.

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Over the years Brooklyn Heights has been home to more than its fair share of artists and writers, including Salvador Dali, Richard Wright, H.P. Lovecraft, and Truman Capote. Bob Dylan paid tribute to the neighborhood’s then-bohemian character when he wrote “Tangled Up in Blue” in 1975, singing, “I lived with them on Montague Street / in a basement down the stairs. / There was music in the cafés at night / And revolution in the air.” (more…)