5. Walt Whitman (Literally) Built A House in Brooklyn Heights

Walt Whitman House-Brooklyn Heights-64 Poplar Street-NYC

Many Brooklyn Heights authors created lasting works here. Parts of “Death of a Salesman”, “Tropic of Cancer”, and “In Cold Blood” were all written in the neighborhood. But one author left an even more concrete legacy, or, better yet, brick and wood legacy. The house on 64 Poplar Street was built in 1834 by a local man with the help of his teenage son, Walt Whitman.