Long before Brooklyn emerged as a globally recognized brand, the Dutch settled here in the 17th century and established towns that later grew into some of Brooklyn’s best-known neighborhoods, such as Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush and Bushwick. From its beginnings as a rural area consisting mostly of farms, Brooklyn grew into a prosperous and busy city of row houses, churches, parks, factories and ports during the mid and late 19th century.

The mission of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is to protect the historically, architecturally and culturally significant buildings and sites in Brooklyn and in the five boroughs of New York City.

Brooklyn has a total of 33 historic districts. Below are the names, maps and dates of designation of all 33 districts as of April 2016. All maps by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.


Here’s a roundup of the properties we’ve featured on QueensNYC this week. There are two houses – one in Jackson Heights and one in Bayside – and two co-ops – one in Jackson Heights and one in Sunnyside.

35-28 80th St., #42, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (GMAP) – This 1 bed/1 bath co-op in The Greystone building in Jackson Heights is priced at $236,000. This building is on the fourth floor and the unit is a walk-up. It has a large living room, a renovated eat-in kitchen, lots of windows, and hardwood floors throughout. The building is located in the historic part of Jackson Heights that is full of co-ops. The 82nd Street express stop on the 7 train is a short walk away, about 3 long blocks.