Downtown Brooklyn Apartments For Rent

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.

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bright and spacious studio in Brooklyn Heights!$2,200
2 Bed/2 Bath Corner 2 Bedroom in DUMBO! No Fee!$7,891
Stunning Luxury Two Bedroom High Rise Penthouse Apt Available Now!$7,150
Massive King Size Bedroom in Luxury Penthouse Apt!$6,851
*No fee* 2 bed/2 bath apartment , In heart of Fort Greene, w/d in unit, Full service building$6,395
250 ASHLAND PLACE, PH1-J$6,358
Heart of Brooklyn 2BR/1BA NO FEE$6,129
Live Steps Away from the Apple Store and the Barclays Center! Corner 2Bed/2Bath with Luxurious Finishes. No Fee!$6,045
Stunning 2 bed/ 2 bath apartment , in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, No fee , w/d in unit$5,795
Modern Dumbo 2BD/2BA with Open Kitchen, High-End Finishes, W/D, No Fee$5,513
Large One Bedroom Unit w/ Private Terrace! - Dumbo - No Fee$5,596
Brand New in Heart of Brooklyn, no Fee, Amazing 2 Bedroom!$5,590
No Fee, 2BR/2BA in Luxury DUMBO Building, W/D in unit$5,663
2 bed/ 2 bath loft apartment , In Brooklyn's historic waterfront district DUMBO, juliette balcony , No Fee$5,495
No Fee, Gorgeous 2 Bed/ 1 Bath Luxury Apartment, MASSIVE Terrace, Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, Oversized Bathroom W/ Soaker Tub & Oak Vanity W/ Quartzite Countertops, W/D in Unit$5,250
Work Remote at your 1 bed/ 1 bath home office, In heart of Dumbo, *No Fee*, w/d in unit$4,995
*NO FEE* Pent House 2 Bed w/ Private Balcony in Downtown Brooklyn$4,999
2 Bed/ 2Bath with Private Balcony: Offering 2.5 Months Free, $500 Security Deposit & No Fee$4,655
Dumbo High-Floor Luxury 1BD/1BA with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, Breakfast Bar, Tons of Light, W/D, No Fee$4,116
Spacious & Charming Dumbo Luxurious 1BD/1BA with Modern Finishes, W/D, No Fee$4,116
Breathtaking Luxury Apt with King Sized Bedroom, Terrace, Gym and More!$4,400
No Fee, 1BR in Charming DUMBO Loft, W/D in Unit$4,195
1 Bedroom - Scenic Apartment in Downtown Brooklyn$4,037
No Fee, 1BR/2BA Luxury Loft in DUMBO, with Home Office$4,079
*NO FEE* 1 Bed APT w/ 2 Private Balcony's in Dumbo$4,000
NO FEE! Huge Brooklyn 1 Bedroom City Views and in Unit W/D$3,655
Newly Renovated Brooklyn Heights 4 Bed/2 Bath: Offering 2 Months FREE & No Fee!$3,750
Pristine 1 Bed DUMBO Penthouse...NO FEE$3,638
Luxury Dumbo Apartment w/ Home Office: Now Offering Up to 3 Months FREE, Moving Costs COVERED & No FEE!$3,559
Sunny One Bedroom Luxury Apt Near Fort Greene Park!$3,500
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