This part of Joralemon Street was my first encounter with Brooklyn Heights and it really sets a good tone for the rest of the neighborhood. The healthy mix of small and large buildings is further enriched by the fact that many of them are beautiful examples of classic architecture. The small details in an area like this give a sense that the people who live here really care for their community. There's nothing you would consider run-down or neglected.
After I walked out of the Subway at Borough Hall, it amazed me how quickly the crowds and traffic died down once you walk just a block or two. Considering you have direct access to the 2,3,4,5,M,R,A and C trains, several busses and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges it's not a surprise that this neighborhood is so expensive and sought-after.