1. It’s The First Landmarked Neighborhood in The City 

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Brooklyn Heights, also known as America’s First Suburb, is the first New York City neighborhood to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood boasts roughly 600 structures built before the Civil War. This wealth of significant architecture – as well as the significant wealth from local residents–helped protect the neighborhood from Robert Moses and his plans to run the Brooklyn Queens Expressway along Hicks Street, effectively cutting the neighborhood in half. The iconic Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with the BQE stacked below, was the compromise between Moses and Brooklyn Heights. 

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