|Brooklyn Heights Promenade Looking North|
|Brooklyn Heights Promenade Looking South|
Designed by Clarke & Rapuano architects, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was built in 1951 as part of the BQE transportation project. The promenade is cantilevered over the BQE and runs almost the entire length of Brooklyn Heights extending 1,826 feet from Remsen Street to Orange Street. On one side are the gardens and the other a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island and Staten Island. Within the promenade are 3 monuments including the flagpole at the terminus of Montague Street, a stone marking where the “Four Chimneys” House once stood and a granite Thunderbird located in Garden number 5 designed and built by Park’s Department employees.
|Four Chimneys Monument|
|Brooklyn Heights Promenade Flag Pole at Montague Street Entrance|
|Flag Pole Plaque|
|BQE from Brooklyn Heights Promenade|
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is one of the borough's hidden gems and is considered “one of the most inspired pieces of urban design of its period in New York” In addition, it was once hailed as an architectural masterpiece by renowned urban historian and urban design critic Lewis Mumford.
|Manhattan Skyline from Promenade|
- Brooklyn Heights Promenade New York City Department of Parks and Recreation online.
- Marrone, Frances An Architectural Guide Book to Brooklyn