Spring's here in Brooklyn Heights — so the snowball bush is blooming at the First Unitarian Congregational Society's church. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Spring’s here in Brooklyn Heights — so the snowball bush is blooming at the First Unitarian Congregational Society’s church. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Up, up and away.

The irises have opened up in the Promenade Gardens.

The scaffolding’s up on Civil War-era houses that are under renovation.

Asking prices for elegant homes are up in the stratosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know what Brooklyn Heights street these fine flamingos live on?

Do you know what Brooklyn Heights street these fine flamingos live on?

Seen on Pierrepont Street: Mythic creatures turn a flower box into a work of art.

Seen on Pierrepont Street: Mythic creatures turn a flower box into a work of art.

Henry Street posies.

Henry Street posies.

One of them has a coveted three-car garage.

It’s springtime in Brooklyn Heights.

With the beloved snowball bush — viburnum is its formal name — outside the First Unitarian Congregational Society’s church on Monroe Place in full bloom, it’s time for a champagne toast to the season.

Since the Hotel Bossert and its long-awaited rooftop bar and restaurant haven’t reopened yet, the alternative is to raise a glass at one of Montague Street’s sidewalk cafés. The health-conscious might opt instead for the Kale Crush smoothie at recently opened restaurant b.good.

The Watchtower's building, 21 Clark St., looks terrific when framed by spring greenery.

The Watchtower’s building, 21 Clark St., looks terrific when framed by spring greenery.

Lush spring foliage frames the front entrance of a Columbia Heights home.

Lush spring foliage frames the front entrance of a Columbia Heights home.

Even on a chilly springtime day, Brooklyn Heights' Promenade is a strong tourist draw.

Even on a chilly springtime day, Brooklyn Heights’ Promenade is a strong tourist draw.

Time to bring out the selfie stick on the Promenade.

Time to bring out the selfie stick on the Promenade.

The Promenade views are so fine, we need to show them off a third time.

The Promenade views are so fine, we need to show them off a third time.

The irises in the Promenade Gardens are looking good.

The irises in the Promenade Gardens are looking good.

Heart Like A Wheel (Remember the Linda Ronstadt album?) It's part of Plymouth Church's fence on Orange Street.

Heart Like A Wheel (Remember the Linda Ronstadt album?) It’s part of Plymouth Church’s fence on Orange Street.

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