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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Spacious two bedroom two bathroom home with spectacular city and harbor views.$5,844
Offering Move In Incentives !$5,812
Come live in Brooklyn's finest full service building high above the downtown area.$5,700
The Clover House brings you beautiful Brooklyn apartments with a myriad of amenities.$5,528
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
A beautiful and spacious corner two bedroom with a formal dining room and W D in prime Cobble Hill.$5,500
This is a lease assignment, new tenant can start brand new 1 year lease of their own and there will be an 8300 credit given at lease signing !$5,500
Price varies by duration of stay 12 month lease 4, 490 mo 6 to 12 month lease 5, 190 mo 2 to 6 month lease 5, 290 mo 1 to ...$5,424
Sunny and spacious 1 bedroom in a brand new luxury building, conveniently nestled in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$5,424
NO FEE Extra Spacious One Bedroom Penthouse Home with a LARGE PRIVATE TERRACEThis home features wide plank solid white oak floors, stainless steel appliances with paneled dishwasher, custom German kitchen ...$5,408
This 1 bedroom with a Home Office can be experienced as a 2 bedroom !$5,375
Apartment 37A is an impressive two bedroom residence at the Oro !$5,350
Expansive 2 Bedroom with Skyline Views in Brooklyn's Tallest Tower.$5,300
Bespoke duplex Penthouse, fully furnished with incomparable Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline views, including the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Woolworth Building and One World trade.$5,250
Price varies by duration of stay 12 month lease 4, 490 mo 6 to 12 month lease 4, 990 mo 2 to 6 month lease 5, 690 mo 1 to ...$5,215
NO FEE ! Extremely spacious and bathed in natural light, this modern 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartment features some of the best views in Brooklyn !$5,200
Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with over 1, 200 square feet featuring unobstructed New York City Skyline views !$5,200
Be the first to call this beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home !$5,200
Beautiful Renovated 3 Bed, 2 Bath Now Available !$5,017
Monthly gross rent 5, 400.$4,985
Incredible two bedroom two bathroom home with Empire State and Statue of Liberty views !$4,968
Centrally located at the apex of four prime Brooklyn neighborhoods and Atlantic Center Terminal's transportation hub a commuter's dream, this large 2 bedroom, 1.$4,950
Luxury in Downtown Brooklyn Spacious, fully modernized 2BD 2BA with Floor to Ceiling Windows, W D In Unit, Hardwood Floors, Open Kitchen with S S Appliances, D W, M W, ...$4,927
No Fee Inspiring Corner 2 Bed, 1 Bath, with Floor to Ceiling Windows, Washer Dryer, an Open Kitchen and Great Closet Space.$4,890
This stunning Dumbo gem boast a king size bedroom and a home office of similar size easily used as a second bedroom with two baths.$4,895
Now Available, Brand New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath !$4,834
Location, Location, Location Introducing 200 Schermerhorn St !$4,750
SORRY NO pets, smokers, or roommates.$4,750
AVAILABLE 12 1 19 Massive Two bedrooms and Two baths apartment located in a modern elevator building in Prime Brooklyn Heights.$4,830
Awesome 2 bedroom 2 bathroom near Montague St !$4,575
Glorious Fort Greene Two Bedroom This two bedroom and two bathroom apartment is bright and sunny and located on the 18th floor of the Forte, a full service luxury building ...$4,500
No Broker Fee ! ! Come home to your sanctuary, your lifestyle and your luxury at Warehouse 180.$4,500
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