4. Many Authors Have Made Their Home in Brooklyn Heights

Not surprisingly, Brooklyn Heights has had its share of authors in residence. David McCullough, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Miller and W.E.B. Dubois, among several others, have all called the neighborhood home at one point or another. Norman Mailer lived in a few places in Brooklyn Heights. W.H. Auden and Thomas Wolfe lived two doors down from one another. And as Truman Capote, former resident of Willow Street, famously said, “I live in Brooklyn, by choice.”