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.


For more information:

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

Luxurious One Bedroom Unit with Spectacular Views!$4,290
DUMBO LOFT 3 BED 3.5 BATH PENTHOUSE LOFT$19,700
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS 2 OUTDOOR TERRACES 3 BED 3 BATH$13,846
DUMBO LOFT 3 BED 3.5 BATH ULTRA MODERN WALK IN CLOSETS CENTRAL A/C$10,500
Stunning 3Bed/2Bath in Prime Dumbo! Washer/Dryer Included, Spacious Layout, Natural Light! No Fee!!$7,906
Downtown Brooklyn - Spacious 3 Bedroom Unit w/ Floor To Ceiling Windows & Skyline Views ~ Doorman Building w/ Onsite Parking$7,245
Fort Greene - Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, Skyline Views, and Private Terrace w/ This Modern 2 Bedroom Unit!$6,600
LUXURY EXPERIENCE IN BROOKLYN'S HISTORIC DISTRICT$6,687
Bright South Facing No Fee 2 Bedroom in Downtown Brooklyn for *August Move In*$6,500
Elegant 2Bed/2Bath Available for Immediate Occupancy in Prime Dumbo! No Fee!! Washer/Dryer Included.$6,463
Fort Greene - Spacious 2 Bed w/ Floor-to-Ceiling Windows and Unbeatable Views; Doorman Building w/ Onsite Parking$6,115
Unique 2 beds 2 baths Penthouse High End Fort Greene with Panoramic Views$6,115
Rare Loft Style 2 Bed in Dumbo in High End Building$6,195
Corner 2BR/2BA Facing South and West -Balcony - Full Service Luxury Building$5,909
Corner 2Bed/2Bath with Private Balcony in Amenity Packed Brooklyn High-Rise! No Fee!!!$6,050
Corner Luxury 2 Bedroom**Brooklyn Bridge View**Floor to Ceiling Windows**Dumbo$5,950
Stunning 2bed/2bath located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn!!$5,792
Large 2 Bedroom With Home Office In Downtown Brooklyn$5,608
High End Spacious  2 Beds 2 Bath in Historic Brooklyn Heights$5,637
Luxury 2 bed 2 bath  - Floor to Ceiling Windows - in Brooklyn’s Historic Waterfront Neighborhood$5,495
Spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath - Floor-to-Ceiling Windows - Balcony$5,560
2BR/2Bath Beauty on Bond St. With Private Balcony in Downtown Brooklyn. A Must See + 1 Month Free!$5,550
Stunning Highrise Corner 2Bed/2Bath in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn! No Fee!! Washer/Dryer Included.$5,668
Downtown Brooklyn Luxury 2 Bedroom**Seconds from Barclays Center**Manhattan Views**Statue of Liberty Views$5,650
Immaculate NO FEE 2 Bed in Fort Green with Full Time Doorman$5,500
Dumbo - Recently Built 2 Bedroom Unit w/ Manhattan Skyline Views; LEED Building w/ Concierge, Onsite Parking$5,200
Dumbo - 2 Bedroom Corner Unit w/ Private Balcony & WIC In The Heart Of Dumbo$5,195
2Bedroom/2Bath in Prime Dumbo! Private Terrace and Washer/Dryer In-Unit! No Fee!!$5,500
Amazing HUGE 2br/1ba in Dumbo---Super cozy & No fee**IMME**WILLIAMSBURG**BROOKLYN$5,425
Beautiful 2 Bedroom at 65 Washington Street$5,395
No Fee! Flex 3 Bed/2 Bath with Washer/Dryer in unit in Fort Green$5,097
New to the Market! 2bed/2bath in Prime Location. No Fee!!!$5,330
Live At Montague$5,315
Stunning Brooklyn 2 Bedroom**24 Hour Service**Large Windows**Downtown Brooklyn$5,325
No Fee! Corner 2Bed/2 Bath Can be Flexed to 3 Bed with Balcony, Northwest Exposure in Downtown Brooklyn$4,996
Stunning 2BR Penthouse Condo In Downtown Brooklyn. Unobstructed City Views & Gourmet Chef Kitchen!$5,124
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