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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Pull into your private parking space and take the elevator up to this stunning loft style apartment located at the apex of Brooklyn s two most sought after neighborhoods Brooklyn ...$6,995
Luxury living awaits with abundant amenities at The Pierrepont in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.$6,877
Beautifully renovated, this elegant, spacious two bedroom, two and a half bathroom parlor floor duplex is filled with light and restored original details throughout.$6,750
NO FEE ! 1 month free for a 17 month lease starting on February 1 !$6,729
Luxury living awaits with abundant amenities at The Pierrepont in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.$6,277
Penthouse PerfectShown by appointment only.$6,115
Arvik Group presents a truly unique two bedroom penthouse residence that is rarely on the market !$5,995
Spacious two bedroom two bathroom home located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$5,975
Lease Assignment December 1, 2020 June 9, 2021 5995 month actual monthly rent, not net effective NO FEE to incoming tenants !$5,995
Incredible opportunity to rent a 1 bedroom loft like home in BrooklynA s premiere waterfront condo, Pierhouse !$5,900
Welcome home to Residence PH47D at the 388 Bridge Street.$5,900
LOWEST PRICED HIGH FLOOR 3 bedroom 2 full baths with direct Water, Manhattan and Williamsburg uninterrupted views of The River, Manhattan Bridge and the skyline.$5,750
RARE 1572 sqft great duplex with exclusive garden and a deck, in new condo development featuring state of the art finishes, 3bedrooms.$5,700
The Amberly Recently featured on Pix11's Design Recipes !$5,650
The Lane at Boerum Place mirrors its setting at the intersection of historic and contemporary Brooklyn with its striking facade of classic brick and contemporary glass window wall.$5,545
NO FEE Fabulous 2 BR in Brooklyn Heights for April 1 Move In.$5,650
Be the FIRST to live in this spectacular 1164 sqft two bedroom in the Brooklyn Grove !$5,546
Brand new 1200 sq foot Corner 2 Bedroom 2 Baths apartment with South East Exposure so a ton of natural light all day.$5,510
Video appointments available just reach out to the listing agent to schedule a virtual showing.$5,500
Stunning split 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home in a top full service condo in DUMBO.$5,500
MINT TWO BED TWO BATH WITH A PRIVATE ROOF CABANA IN THE HEART OF BOERUM HILL 465 Pacific Street is a ground up, Morris Adjmi Architects designed condo discreetly tucked ...$5,500
Amazing No Fee Triple exposure Corner 2 bedrooms 2 baths with w d in unit and walk in closet on the 33rd floor of one of Brooklyn's newest building.$5,495
Behold this exquisite 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment perfectly located in Fort Greene with unobstructed views of the city skyline and the statue of liberty !$5,481
This exceptional 1223 square foot home in the desirable A line at J Condominium is an extraordinary residence featuring striking views facing the Manhattan skyline.$5,395
STORAGE UNIT INCLUDED ! Welcome home to your 39th floor massive, corner two bedroom two bathroom modern oasis at the highly sought after Oro condominium.$5,350
Net effective rent advertised.$5,308
Growing pains become easy AND luxurious when you have the right address.$5,083
Gorgeous two bedroom two bathroom home, right where you want to be !$5,100
This brand new HUGE Loft like 2 Bedroom home with 2 Full Baths is located in DUMBOs most anticipated new community.$5,000
Make the move easy on yourself.$4,995
NO FEE An incredibly rare opportunity to live in a true modern Brooklyn Loft of this calibre doesnA t come around often.$4,995
This beautiful corner unit, two bedroom two bathroom is perfectly juxtaposed to face directly towards the freedom tower and right up the Manhattan Bridge with panoramic city views.$5,000
NEW to the Market 87 Smith Street 11D is a bright, modern Boerum Hill corner two bedroom two bathroom immaculate condo rental with a wide open exposure for all day ...$4,950
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