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By Robert Furman,Brian Merlis

Settled within the 1600s, Brooklyn Heights is one in all New York�s such a lot ancient neighborhoods. Its strategic place overlooking the harbor proved instrumental throughout the innovative War�s conflict of Brooklyn. within the 1830s, steam ferries remodeled it into America�s first suburb, the place abolitionism flourished and one of many biggest Civil struggle Sanitary gala's used to be held. in the course of the 19th century, prosperous philanthropists and marketers equipped high-styled Gothic Revival and Italianate houses and based many landmark Brooklyn associations. although the local declined with the recent century, it grew to become a objective of Robert Moses�s city renewal tasks within the Nineteen Thirties. Its designation because the city�s first historical district stored Brooklyn Heights, and it has on account that blossomed into one of many city�s most advantageous neighborhoods.

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