I'm noticing the common trend with the "Heights".
You are comparing three completely different areas, which probably don't have much in common except Pre-war buildings. A person who would live in Brooklyn Heights, would probably never consider Washington Heights, and etc...
Out of the three, Brooklyn Heights is the most expensive neighborhood, and also the most expensive in Brooklyn as a whole, with Dumbo/Vinegar Hill close seconds. Prices in BK Heights are maybe a few dollars off from those in better neighborhoods of Manhattan. You will get smaller apartments here at premium prices. 1 Bedrooms range in the upper $2,000.
West New York, which is near Hudson Heights is on the higher side, a large 3 bedroom with a massive living room and 2.5 bathrooms will be in the high $4000's.
Washington Heights is very attractive along Riverside Drive, but I only know it visually and can't comment on anything else. Great architecture, attractive pre-war buildings.
Are you considering 1 of the 3 areas?
If your are a serious renter looking to make a move...please feel free to email or phone me!
Christopher Stokes Moseley
Senior Vice President
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
Bond New York