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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Here is your opportunity to live in one of the crown jewel properties of Brooklyn Heights, The Herman Behr Mansion.$3,000
One bed in Brooklyn Heights close to transportation, shopping and restaurants.$2,200
High floor one bedroom at the sought after Oro Condominiums.$2,795
Warehouse180's best value one bedroom for move in with No Fee and a free month's rent !$2,950
NEW ! No Fee and 1. 5 months free on this bright corner 1 bed apartment with private terrace.$2,756
Our Thoughts This beautiful renovated turn of the century building in Brooklyn Heights is beautiful from the outside and the inside.$2,720
Video appointments available just reach out to the listing agent to schedule a virtual showing.$2,775
Welcome to 56 Court St, a top floor alcove studio with a Private Roof Space of about 450sq ft Perfect layout with a custom built in bookcase with storage that ...$2,400
Luxury Studio bathed in light !$2,295
NO BROKER FEE, residence 2902 is the premiere studio of the building, it is the HIGHEST FLOOR studio, and has the best views and light.$2,495
Stunning, modern one bedroom with an open layout and over sized windows in a full service, amenity rich building at the charismatic convergence of Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.$2,923
Available Immediately there is flexibility.$2,760
An oversized, top floor corner studio in excellent condition with 10 foot high ceilings, beautiful light from northwest exposures, and original pine floors in prime Cobble Hill.$2,300
NO BROKER FEE, residence 1402 is a beautiful bright condo studio built with a penthouse loft in mind.$2,395
Stunning, modern one bedroom with an open layout and over sized windows in a full service, amenity rich building at the charismatic convergence of Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.$2,940
NO FEE. No pets please. This 1 bedroom rental is an efficiently laid out, high floor apartment with spectacular light and views in a full service luxury building in Downtown ...$2,995
At the intersection of two classic Brooklyn neighborhoods, The Addison unites the urbane sophistication and streetwise style that defines the iconic borough.$2,914
High Floor One bedroom at the Oro Condominiums.$2,825
Corner spacious alcove studio with private balcony.$2,895
Location, separate kitchen, in unit washer dryer, ample storage and lavish outdoor space this fantastic studio checks literally every box on the dream home wish list.$2,750
Welcome to 300 Ashland Pl.$2,465
Beautiful 2 bedroom in Boerum Hill in a prewar building.$2,800
No fee. No pets and no smoking please.$2,495
Vintage 2 bedroom in a well maintained Building located in the heart of Ft Greene just steps from the park and down the street from the G train Virtual tour ...$2,850
NO BROKER FEE, residence 2602 is one of the highest studios of the building, and the only line with a spectacular panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and expansive East ...$2,495
The spacious junior one bedroom with natural light through southern exposure.$2,650
8H is a large 1 bedroom 1 bath loft style unit with high 13 foot ceilings, tall windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a wealth of closet space.$2,995
This sunny one bedroom apartment has large rooms, wood floors, great closets and is ideally located in Fort Greene with great restaurants, shopping, coffee shops and unlimited transportation options close ...$2,300
Presenting 103 107 Smith Street a beautiful prewar apartment building divided into a collection studio to 2 bedroom layouts on vibrant Smith Street in the heart of Cobble Boerum Hill.$2,825
The Amberly Recently Featured on Pix11's Design Recipes !$2,200
Warehouse180's largest studio apartment is available for move in with No Fee and a free month's rent !$2,500
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