Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest commercial district in NYC, serving as a bustling intersection of commerce and municipal infrastructure for Brooklyn. The area is practically known for its mix of residential and office buildings, like the MetroTech Center and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

The Lenape tribe lived in the area until the seventeenth century, when the Dutch seized control and dubbed it Breuckelen. Downtown Brooklyn still, however, did not become extensively populated until 1814, when the advent of Robert Fulton’s steam ferry offered people an easy method of commuting back and forth from downtown Manhattan. After World War II, the City Planning Commission and the Borough President’s Office adopted a program for public improvement, which led to street widening, construction of housing on a wide scale, and new City and State buildings. In the 70s, Boerum Place and Livingston became the site of a 23-story office tower, and the world-famous Brooklyn Academy of Music started to expand, turning it into an anchor for the area.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM’s, mission is to be the “preeminent progressive performing and cinema arts center of the twenty-first century.” It annually attracts a number of world-class performers, including Ian McKellan. Having opened its doors in 1861, it is America’s oldest theatre to have operated continuously since its opening and presents up to 220 performances a year. It also has a cinema, which boasts 3 screens, is open all year, and presents new films, classics, and student films. BAM has its own restaurant and bar. It also, of course, is a school, that teaches 24,000 students each year.

Other area landmarks include the Kings County New York State courthouse, Brooklyn Borough Hall (which hosts a Greenmarket with fresh produce three times a week), the Federal Eastern District of New York’s central courthouse, the New York Transit Museum, Cadman Plaza Park, and Fulton Mall.

Popular area restaurants include Curry Leaf, Queen Ristorante, Samantha’s Southern Cuisine, Ruthie’s Restaurant, Zam’s, Bagelox, Café Bombay Indian Cuisine, Continental Ristorante, Cuzin’s Duzin, Dallas BBQ, El Dorado Restaurant, and Galaxy Restaurant. Residents also hang out at local bars such as 31 Rockwell’s, La Caverna, 200 Fifth, Armando’s, Crocodile Lounge, Clover Club, and Floyd, and clubs such as Club Velocity, K B 140 Club, Arcoiros Club, Boulevard Tavern, and Caribbean City.

The neighborhood is also a hub for institutions of higher learning, with Long Island University, Brooklyn Law School, St. John's University, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn Friends School, St. Francis College, St. Joseph’s College, New York College City of Technology, Long Island University, and Packer Collegiate Institute all located within its boundaries. Highlights: Borough Hall, St. James Pro-Cathedral.

Annual festivals include the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Music, Film & Arts Festival at Brooklyn, and the Bus Festival sponsored by the the MTA Transit Museum.

Transportation includes the A, B, C, D, F, G, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway lines, as well as the Long Island Rail Road at Atlantic Terminal.


For more information:

http://www.visitbrooklyn.org
http://www.bam.org

NEW TO MARKET! ONE OF A KIND PENTHOUSE STUDIO IN THE SKY!$3,195
bright and spacious studio in Brooklyn Heights!$2,200
Brooklyn Heights *Three Bedroom-Two Bath Full Floor* Private Balcony / Hi-Rise/ Luxury Amenity / 24-Hour Concierge / Outdoor Rooftop / Terrace / BBQ Space / Lounge Room / Fitness Center/ Yoga Room / Freedom Tower Views / Minutes to Manhattan$14,571
Massive Split 3 Bedroom with 2 HUGE Private Outdoor Spaces! w/ NO BROKER'S FEE.$13,846
Brooklyn Heights *Three Bedroom-Two Bath* Private Balcony / Hi-Rise/ Luxury Amenity / 24-Hour Concierge / Outdoor Rooftop / Terrace / BBQ Space / Lounge Room / Fitness Center/ Yoga Room / Freedom Tower Views / Minutes to Manhattan$11,996
Brooklyn Heights *Two Bedroom-Two Bath* Hi-Rise/ Luxury Amenity / 24-Hour Concierge / Outdoor Rooftop / Terrace / BBQ Space / Lounge Room / Fitness Center/ Yoga Room / Freedom Tower Views / Minutes to Manhattan$10,281
2 Bed/2 Bath Corner 2 Bedroom in DUMBO! No Fee!$7,891
Three Bedroom - DUMBO - Manhattan Bridge Views - Rooftop Terrace/ Luxury Amenities - Historic Brooklyn$7,380
DUMBO - TWO BEDROOM - Brooklyn Bridge & Wall Street Views/ Luxury Amenities High-Rise Building/ Sky Terrace/ Waterfront, Park & Jane's Carousel attractions just minutes away$6,779
True Two Bedroom Downtown Brooklyn Skyrise$6,665
DUMBO LOFT 1 BED 1 BATH HOME OFFICE SKYLIGHT EXPOSED BRICK AND BEAMS TRASH COMPACTOR PETS ALLOWED$6,495
*LOFT* TWO BEDROOM in Heart of DUMBO/ Exposed Wood Ceiling Beams/ Private Terrace/ Brick Facade / Park, Waterfront and Jane's Carousel Minutes away$6,229
DUMBO 2 BED 2 BATH 1,000 SF SKYLINE AND WATER VIEWS WASHER/DRYER SPLIT BEDS CENTRAL HEAT & A/C PETS ALLOWED$6,395
* DUMBO is the Most Historic Waterfront Neighborhood in Brooklyn *$6,500
Two Bedoom Loft On Brooklyn's Luxury Row$6,495
No Fee, 4 Rooms, 2 Beds, 2 Baths in Dumbo, Brooklyn$6,412
DUMBO - TWO BEDROOM + Home Office Loft Home - Rare Rustic Exposed Beams/ Exposed Brick / 12 Foot Ceilings / Brooklyn Bridge & East River Views / Luxury Amenities Building / Waterfront, Park & Jane's Carousel attractions just minutes away$5,954
Bright Two Bedroom Corner Unit in Heart of DUMBO! No Fee!$5,935
***2500 SF TERRACE DUMBO 2 BED 2 BATH WASHER/DRYER - CORNER UNIT WIC MARBLE PETS ALLOWED$5,995
Unique 2 beds 2 baths Penthouse High End Fort Greene with Panoramic Views$6,115
Two Bedroom - DUMBO - Manhattan Bridge Views - Rooftop Terrace/ Luxury Amenities - Historic Brooklyn$5,862
Stunning Views in Penthouse 2 Bed in Downtown Brooklyn$6,038
Corner Luxury 2 Bedroom**Brooklyn Bridge View**Floor to Ceiling Windows**Dumbo$6,000
Waterfront Condo With Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Views$5,954
Bright South Facing No Fee 2 Bedroom w/ Massive Over-sized Private Terrace$5,954
53rd Floor 2 Bedroom Penthouse in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn! NO BROKER'S FEE.$5,930
Huge 2 Bedroom Penthouse in Downtown Brooklyn$5,930
***1 MONTH FREE FORT GREENE 2 BED 2 BATH CORNER UNIT WIC WASHER/DRYER CUSTOM CLOSETS PRIVATE BALCONY PETS ALLOWED$5,801
Corner 2BR/2BA Facing South and West -Balcony - Full Service Luxury Building$5,909
Corner 2 Bed Apartment in Luxury Downtown Brooklyn Building$5,875
No Fee Luxury 2 Bed/2 Bath Apartment in Amenity Filled Luxury Downtown Brooklyn Building with W/D in Unit$5,820
Spacious 2Bed/2bath with Abundant Natural Light. No Fee!$5,805
Stunning 2bed/2bath located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn!!$5,792
Rarely Available Loft Style 1 Bed in Dumbo High End Building$5,770
Stunning Brooklyn 2 Bedroom**24 Hour Service**Large Windows**Downtown Brooklyn$5,350
Downtown Brooklyn Luxury 2 Bedroom**Seconds from Barclays Center**Manhattan Views**Statue of Liberty Views$5,700
561 found

MLS LI

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. Real Estate listings held by brokerage firms other than (your office name) are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.

Information Copyright 2020, Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.