The Brooklyn Heights Promenade: the history behind the beautiful scenery

The Brooklyn Heights promenade is one of  the scenic highlights of New York City, offering locals and toursits a panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline. But despite its prominence as a local attraction, the story of its creation has remained largely unknown. In The Brooklyn Heights Promenade,  Henrik Krogius, editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press, offers readers insight into the complicated story of how the Promenade came to be. Krogius includes fascinating photos, maps, and newspaper excerpts from archives of the Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News. These materials, which date from 1976 through 2001, chronicle Robert Moses’s controversial plans to run the BQE through the neighborhood, and the resulting compromise that led to the creation of the Promedade.

Henrik Krogius was born in Finland and studied architecture at Harvard and journalism at Columbia. He worked for twenty-seven years at NBC, during which time he began to research the history behind the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. He has served as editor of both the Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News since 1990.





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