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

Stunning 2BR Penthouse Condo In Downtown Brooklyn. Unobstructed City Views & Gourmet Chef Kitchen!$5,124
Condo Finishes in Downtown Brooklyn 2 Bed APT$5,115
Wonderful 2 Bed/ 2 Bath in Fort Green Perfect for Shares/Roommates$5,025
Luxury Apartment located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn$4,969
No Fee! Flex 2 bed APT in Downtown Brooklyn$4,970
Gorgeous 2 Bedroom**Spacious Living Area**Floor to Ceiling Windows**Downtown Brooklyn$4,900
Bright No Fee 1 Bed in Brooklyn Heights Premier Neighborhood$4,900
Brooklyn Heights NO FEE 1 Bed in High End Building with Amazing Views$4,900
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Large 1BR Corner  APT With Brooklyn Bridge Views in DUMBO$4,670
Spacious 2Bed/1Bath with Washer/Dryer Hook-Up HighRise Building!$4,652
RARE Corner Apartment In Brooklyn Heights Proper$4,596
2Bed/1Bath in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn. No Fee!$4,539
Spacious 1 Bed - in Full Service Luxury Building - Prime Location$4,480
North Facing No Fee 2 Bed/ 2 Bath in Downtown Brooklyn$4,379
Bright and Sunny NO Fee 2 Bed/ 2 Bath in Fort Green$4,299
Amazing Amenities in 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Luxury Downtown Brooklyn Building$4,229
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
Immaculate 1bed/1bath in Luxury Highrise! Steps Away From Apple Store! No Fee!$4,204
*NO FEE* Exceptional Views of Brooklyn Bridge Park in 1 Bed APT in Dumbo Building$4,195
Super Luxury and Spacious 1BR/1BA---DUMBO---Breathtaking Views---BROOKLYN NO FEE$4,190
NO FEE Newly Renovated 1 Bed in Fort Green Steps from the Subway$4,185
1 Bedroom with massive private terrace in Historic Fort Greene$4,186
New to the Market 1Bed/1Bath in Heart of Downtown Brooklyn. No Fee!$4,136
No Fee Luxury 1 Bed Apartment in Downtown Brooklyn with W/D in Unit$4,110
Breathtaking NO Fee 1 Bed in the Heart of Downtown Brooklyn$4,030
Luxury Waterfront - Light-Filled 1 Bedroom - Dumbo$3,995
Beautiful 1 Bed - High Ceilings - Sky lounge w/ Breathtaking Panoramic Views$3,956
Great No Fee 1 Bed in Downtown Brooklyn Luxury Building with Vast Amount of Amenities$3,941
1 Bedroom In Dumbo$3,895
Beautiful 1Bed/Bath Steps away from Apple Store. Washer/Dryer Included.$3,890
Unobstructed Manhattan Views from No Fee 1 Bed in Fort Green$3,829
Spacious & Cozy 1BED/1BATH apartment in Dumbo** W/D in unit--IMMEDIATE$3,800
1Bedroom/1Bath in Newly Constructed Full Service Building Steps Away from Apple Store.$3,790
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