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In coveted Boerum Hill, residential Brownstone Brooklyn allure meets buzzy downtown appeal. Spanning just over one square mile, Boerum Hill is a microcosm of the broader Brooklyn community. Here, low-slung brownstones and brick row houses stand shoulder-to-shoulder glistening luxury condominium towers while quiet residential blocks run alongside the busy Downtown corridor. Bordered roughly by Schermerhorn Street, 4th Avenue, Baltic Street and Court Street, this diverse neighborhood sits on land owned by the Martense and Gerritson families in the early 1800s. Spurred by industrial activity along the Brooklyn waterfront, and later by the opening of the Gowanus Canal and the Atlantic Avenue branch of the Long Island Railroad, residential development began in force by the mid-19th century. Beautifully homogenous townhouses in Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Italianate Styles filled local streets from the 1840s to the 1870s.


Long known as North Gowanus, the neighborhood was dubbed Boerum Hill by a local neighborhood association in the 1960s. By 1973, the initial Boerum Hill Historic District was designated, and thanks to a major extension in 2018, much of this quaint neighborhood is now preserved for years to come. Meanwhile, along the community’s northeastern border, the flourishing Pacific Park development offers a growing number of new- construction high-rises for residents seeking modern luxury with knockout views.


Bisecting the northern portion of Boerum Hill, Atlantic Avenue is flanked by home stores, apparel boutiques, services and eateries. Along the western border, the famed Smith and Court Streets add a wealth of dining and nightlife venues. Boerum Hill residents flock to the Brooklyn Cultural District for outstanding entertainment and cultural offerings, including BAM performing and visual arts. The Barclays Center led a major renaissance at the border of Fort Greene and Boerum Hill and now offers world-class basketball and concerts while adjacent Atlantic Terminal is both a transportation hub and a major shopping destination. Eleven subway lines and the LIRR add accessibility to Boerum Hill’s endless charm.


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