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Although admirable eateries have inched their way up Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights’ other commercial corridor, Montague Street, has remained an enduring anomaly—bordering the borough’s poshest of neighborhoods with a succession of low-grade restaurants. Which is why even locals would be forgiven for neglecting to register a changing of the guard, on the subterranean space cornering Henry Street. Having housed interchangeable Chinese takeout joints over the years, such as Vegetarian Ginger, 128 Dumpling House and Andy’s,...
And the awards for the Greenest Residential and Commercial Blocks in Brooklyn go to... Macon Street between Ralph and Howard Avenues in Bed-Stuy and Montague Street between Clinton and Henry Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Along with awards like Best Window Box and Best Community Garden Streetscape, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been quietly judging the greenest streets of Brooklyn since 2010. Every year, a panel of qualified judges walk the streets of Brooklyn looking for standouts....
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,...

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