The Real Brooklyn Heights

Janes Walk

Led By Jeremy Lechtzin

The conventional story of Brooklyn Heights is about “New York’s first suburb” and its collection of charming homes and their wealthy owners.

On this tour we’ll explore sides of the neighborhood (working class, African-American, queer, Puerto Rican, female) that are absent from guidebooks to tell a story that doesn’t fit the neat corners of the dominant narrative.

Building history and data will reveal these stories as we walk the streets.

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Brooklyn Heights Promenade on a sunny day
Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Acroterion. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
Meeting Location

The plaza outside the Cadman Plaza West/Cranberry Street exit of the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge subway station. Closest intersection is SW corner of Cadman Plaza West & Middagh Street (approximate 200 feet away).


A or C trains to High Street-Brooklyn Bridge Station (use Cadman Plaza West/Cranberry Street exit)

Finding your walk leader

Sign for "Real Brooklyn Heights" tour

Ending Location

River Deli - 32 Joralemon Street

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