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…)