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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No Fee, 1BR in Charming DUMBO Loft, W/D in Unit$4,195
DIVINE 1 Bed/ 1 Bath , in Downtown Brooklyn, private terrace , high ceilings, top of line appliances$4,195
No Fee, 1BR/2BA Luxury Loft in DUMBO, with Home Office$4,079
Full service residential building 2BR Penthouse NO FEE$4,168
No Fee, 2 bed/ 1 bath Luxury Apartment, Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, W/D in Unit$4,000
In Unit W/D, No Fee, Luxury 2BR/2BA Apartment Downtown Brooklyn, 2 Months Free$4,195
2.5 Months Free, 2 bed/1bath, Reduced Security Deposit, Pet Friendly, 1 Month OP$4,168
Super Luxury and Spacious 1BR/1BA---DUMBO---Breathtaking Views---BROOKLYN NO FEE$4,190
1 Bed Loft  Style APT in Dumbo with Private Terrace$4,095
60 Water street unit #607$4,175
Amazing Dumbo One Bedroom with Bridge view! No Fee!$4,179
Modern living with breath taking Brooklyn Bridge views$4,175
No Fee, Spacious 2BR/1BA, Sun Drenched Apartment, 3 Months Free$3,896
Luxury Building, Downtown Brooklyn, 1 Bed/1Bath,  No Fee, Private Outdoor Space$3,895
Luxury Waterfront - Light-Filled 1 Bedroom - Dumbo$3,995
Sunny One Bedroom Luxury Apt Near Fort Greene Park!$3,500
Newly Renovated Brooklyn Heights 4 Bed/2 Bath: Offering 2 Months FREE & No Fee!$3,750
Spacious & Cozy 1BED/1BATH apartment in Dumbo** W/D in unit--IMMEDIATE$3,800
Beautiful Corner 1 Bedroom in Fort Greene - No Fee!$3,686
Massive 1 Bedroom Apartment in No Fee Brooklyn Heights Luxury Building$3,775
*No Fee* 1 Bed w/ Full Service Amenities in Fort Green$3,654
2 bed/ 2 bath , No fee luxury apartment in the historic Fort Greene.$3,668
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
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Luxury Apartment Downtown Brooklyn, No Fee$3,497
Sunny & Spacious Fort Greene Oasis!$3,095
*NO FEE*, 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment , in Luxury Fort Greene Building$3,250
Classic 2 bed/2 bath in Brooklyn Amenity Filled Building - No Fee$3,443
Breathtaking Luxury Apt with King Sized Bedroom, Private Balcony, Gym and More!$3,050
No fee , 2 bed/1 bath , in Luxury building downtown Brooklyn building$3,405
No Fee , 1 bed / 1 bath , in Luxury Downtown BK building$3,162
1 Bedroom, Modern easy living in Downtown Brooklyn$3,485
Indulge In Downtown Brooklyn Living: 33 Bond Street!$3,450
Luxury Studio Oasis in the heart of Fort Greene Available Now!$2,875
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