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Brooklyn Heights Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, NY



Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Promenade is a small, but it has some important landmarks. The flagpole at the bottom of Montague Street honors Genevieve Beavers Earle (1885-1956), an influential Brooklyn Heights resident who served as president for both his suffrage society and local Rotary Club among other things.


The stone marking the land where "Four Chimneys" House formerly stood is a few steps behind flagpole. In this house, used as headquarters by George Washington during Battle of Long Island Council Of War decided to withdraw American Army from island and escape across East River into Manhattan on August 29th 1776.

There's a lot more to the Promenade than meets the eye. It isn't actually an extension of parkland, but rather owned and maintained by Transportation for use as part walkway between private residences on either side.


It was a perfect day for President Lincoln to get out of his carriage and survey the landscape. He had just exited onto Brooklyn Heights, which is named after its location on elevated ground overlooking lower areas like Bay Ridge near downtown Manhattan along with other ports up top where ships used to go back when this area was still an inland port city before all getting too crowded down there since then.

"There may be finer views than this in the world, but I don't believe it," said President Abraham Lincoln with a smile as he exited his carriage on the crest that gives Brooklyn Heights its name.


Today, everyone from residents and visitors alike comes out to stroll along the Promenade. They can enjoy unmatched views of Staten Island as well as other landmarks such as Governor's Island ,the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island World Trade Center South Street Seaport Fulton Fish Market Brooklyn Bridge

and more.


The construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park has given the Promenade a more landscape-like view. Gentrification continues along its route, with Squibb park bridge being constructed in 2013 to provide access between it and Prospect Park but needing repairs during 2019 - 2020 due to various structural issues.


With deteriorating infrastructure, the New York City Department of Transportation began work on a repair project in 2020 or 2021. This will be done so that vehicle weight restrictions can be avoided by 2026.




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