Downtown Brooklyn Lofts For Sale

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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What features would your most perfect apartment have ?$5,550,000
LANDMARKED LUXURY. A rare three bedroom, two and half bath condo high above Brooklyn in the iconic clocktower of the former Williamsburg Savings Bank, a New York City landmark.$4,150,000
SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLYA rare three bedroom, two and a half bath condo high above Brooklyn in the iconic clock tower of the former Williamsburg Savings Bank, a New York ...$4,150,000
Imagine parking in your own dedicated space and living in a townhouse, but with a doorman and amazing amenities.$3,950,000
51 Jay Street, Residence 1K is a duplex loft with a private outdoor patio in a beautifully converted warehouse, designed by the acclaimed architecture firm, ODA.$3,595,000
Stunning modern two bedroom, 2800 sq ft with private outdoor space.$3,000,000
This stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom waterfront duplex loft perched on the fifth floor of a boutique elevator coop offers architectural detailing rarely found in today's market with a private ...$2,999,999
Two apts are being sold as a FUTURE combination to make a Stunning 2, 364 s f 4 or 5 Bedroom, 3 bath designer condo Loft home OBBP.$2,944,000
Welcome to this Spectacular 1725 sf Harbor side, 3 Bedroom, 2.$2,699,000
Chic designer style and extraordinary sunlight fill every inch of this recently renovated convertible three bedroom, two bathroom condo in ultra desirable Dumbo.$1,995,000
Boasting envious views and thoughtful upgrades, this corner three bedroom penthouse is a perfect blend of industrial style and modern comfort.$2,600,000
Please note that there is a contract out on this apartment but we are continuing to show it for back up.$1,395,000
Spectacular, newly renovated 1BR 1BA loft condo at the iconic One Hanson Place.$1,199,000
Stunning 589 approx S F Studio apt with wonderful 13' soaring ceilings, enormous windows and great light.$659,000
This sun filled, corner one bedroom one bath apartment is perfectly located in a prewar condominium where Cobble Hill blends with Brooklyn Heights.$810,000
Apt 8G is a happy bright and west facing unit with the extra large kitchen for entertaining.$1,242,000
Apt 8J is LOFT style apt with three beds and two baths, that is all about color.$1,415,000
Welcome to OBB Unit 503, a wonderful bright and spacious one bedroom apartment with the perfect floor plan and courtyard views.$925,000
FIRST OPEN HOUSE ! This stunning high floor two bedroom two bath loft condo at One Hanson Place offers miles of open sky and natural light, with views of the ...$1,665,000
Enjoy breathtaking views of the New York skyline and harbor from this sprawling 2 bedroom, 2 1 2 bathroom duplex apartment.$2,599,000
Own a piece of landmarked Brooklyn history in a Ralph Walker prewar building.$1,799,000
Here is a fantastic duplex condo in an amazing Cobble Hill location offering 3 bedrooms, two home offices and a den play room in its nearly 2, 000sf.$2,595,000
1 Hanson Place, Residence 15K Residence 15K is a unique loft style two bedroom, two bathroom offering featuring a bonus home office nursery with the most breathtaking panoramic views of ...$1,675,000
One Brooklyn Bridge was built as a warehouse in 1928 and is surrounded by an 85 acre park, stretching 1.$1,210,000
Modern luxury meets historic industrial chic in this beautiful and generously proportioned one bedroom condo.$1,325,000
Huge LOFT ? YesLow Monthlies ?$1,500,000
One of a kind, award winning designer loft brought to market for the first time at the Landmarked Eagle Warehouse, at 28 Old Fulton Street, overlooking Pier 1 of Brooklyn ...$2,500,000
Views for miles is no exaggeration in this delightful one bedroom apartment at the iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank Building One Hanson Place.$780,000
Move right into this spacious west facing studio with home office and enjoy the stunning downtown Brooklyn sunset views in one of Brooklyn's finest addresses.$675,000
Dramatic loft proportions and masterful updates define this stunning one bedroom plus den, two bathroom residence in The Clock Tower, Dumbo's most revered luxury condominium.$2,150,000
Meticulously designed amp ; luxuriously appointed, this south facing 2bed 2bath loft attracts with its bright open space complemented by approx.$1,425,000
Enjoy exemplary townhouse style living in a fantastic duplex garden apartment in the heart of Boerum Hill.$2,195,000
Unbelievable Value in DUMBO Penthouse E boasts an immense 500 sq ft 36'X28' of living dining kitchen space.$2,150,000
A high floor, tastefully designed, sunny one bedroom with a private terrace is available in one of the most iconic landmark buildings in New York One Hanson Place.$930,000
Spectacular Loft Living in the Heart of DUMBO.$1,450,000
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