2. There Are Skyscraper’s in Brooklyn Heights and They’re Protected

Though Brooklyn Heights is known mostly for its charming brownstones and carriage house, there is also a string of 21 buildings, along the neighborhood’s eastern border near Court Street, called the Brooklyn Historic Skyscraper District. In a relatively small area, you can see stunning–and of course very tall–examples of Beaux-Arts, Neo-Romanesque, Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic, Art Deco and Colonial Revival architecture.