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Remsen Street

Old Brick House Photo, Brooklyn, New York

Remsen Street was established in 1825 and runs west from the Promenade for about four blocks to Clinton Street. Beautiful brownstones and old brick houses from the mid to late nineteenth century feature Greek revival style iron gates, long double doors decorated with carved wooden moldings and wooden shutters.

This street is relatively quiet, save the occasional movie or television show taking advantage of its classic New York style. Another note for fame buffs: travel writer Henry Miller lived on Remsen for about two years after traveling Europe.

Where Remsen Street meets The Promenade, at the western-most end, you can enjoy one of the best views of lower Manhattan with The Statue of Liberty, New Jersey and Staten Island in the distance. This is also one of the entrances to the Promenade.

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