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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Net Effective Rent with 1 month free on a 13 month lease NOW PAYING 7.$11,500
Residence 7B at the Standish is a 1, 530 SF, three bedroom, two bath home with water views.$11,000
Luxury living awaits at The Pierrepont in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.$10,985
Net Effective Rent with 1 month free on a 13 month lease NOW PAYING 7.$10,615
All Info Not Guaranteed Potential Tenant Must Re verify Independently All Info By Self.$9,850
Net Effective Rent with 2 months free on a 14 month lease Welcome to the 10th floor at 67 Livingston.$9,425
Penthouse luxury at The Pierrepont in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.$9,231
Come see this gorgeous 3 bed 2.$9,000
In person and face time showings available Boasting breathtaking views of the Manhattan Bridge, Empire State Building, East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Manhattan skyline, every room in this immaculate ...$9,000
Net Effective Rent with 2 months free on a 14 month lease Welcome to the 3rd floor at 67 Livingston.$8,950
Available for lease starting between June 1 July 1.$8,850
No amenity fee. No pet fee.$8,475
No amenity fee. No pet fee.$8,400
2400 Sq Ft loft Space in a highly trafficked area in prime Brooklyn Heights offers a myriad of opportunities and delivered as a vanilla white box Some uses could be ...$8,000
Luxury and Views combined to make the perfect Dumbo home.$7,999
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.$7,985
A rare opportunity to live in a home with magical landmarked views of the New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building.$7,950
25 Monroe Place a completely re designed living experience in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$7,900
Moving costs covered for all leases signed in June !$7,791
Be the first to live in this brand new, stunning loft like one bedroom, one and a half bath duplex home at Pierhouse, the premiere full service luxury condominium building ...$7,700
9B at 181 Front Street is an incredible opportunity to move into a brand new, corner 3 bedroom home with the largest private terrace in the building.$7,495
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Residence 4E is a sprawling 1, 445 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.$7,500
So spacious and gracious.$7,257
Welcome to PH 50M at the Hub in Downtown Brooklyn.$7,150
Offering two months free on 12 month lease.$7,050
NO FEE. Available July 15.$7,000
A three bedroom, two bathroom PH home with soaring ceilings of nearly 11 feet at the border of two of Brooklyns most coveted neighborhoods Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill.$6,995
The 74 studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments located at Instrata Brooklyn Heights reflect the artistic verve of the neighborhood and the modern luxury expected in a premier New ...$6,995
A Virtual Tour of this Home is Available in the Image Gallery Your satisfaction is guaranteed !$6,919
VIDEO UPON REQUEST ! No Fee Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with separate dining nook.$6,908
Luxury living awaits with abundant amenities at The Pierrepont in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.$6,877
Now showing by appointment.$6,875
Spacious two bedroom two bathroom home plus den or home office located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights.$6,875
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