Literary Brooklyn Heights, by Norm Goldstein, in the Literary Traveller
“I live in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.”
He described the New York City borough, for the most part, as a “veritable veldt of tawdriness.” But, he added, there also was an “oasis” of a Brooklyn neighborhood, a “splendid contradiction.”
This “oasis” was–and is–the area known as Brooklyn Heights.
“Heights,” he wrote, “because it stands atop a cliff that secures a sea-gull’s view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, of lower Manhattan’s tall dazzle and the ship-lane waters, breeding river to bay to ocean, that encircle and seethe past posturing Miss Liberty.”
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