Beauty of Being in Boerum Hill
"The neighborhood that inspired the novel Motherless Brooklyn, has come into its own. Big enough for 24/7 bodegas, yet small enough to know your neighbors. This vibrant, diverse community seamlessly blends Brownstone tradition with modern comforts."
Known for its classic row houses built between 1840 and 1870, Boerum Hill has plenty of contemporary condos throughout as well. Located just south of downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill is quite convenient to many of Brooklyn’s top attractions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Barclay Arena. Its central location and distinctive charm attract many buyers and renters.
The Boerum Hill Historic District, an area bounded by Hoyt, Nevins, Pacific and Wyckoff Streets, boasts many gorgeous row houses that were built in the 1850s during the building boom that followed the initiation of Manhattan-to-Brooklyn ferry service in 1836. Some of these early Victorian townhouses have been lovingly renovated, and many of the Boerum Hill brownstones are duplexes and triplexes, with the option to rent a portion of the home. Newer condos in Boerum Hill often feature outdoor space such as terraces in addition to their open kitchens and oversized windows. For a green oasis in Boerum Hill, visit the community garden on Hoyt Street, and for a pint, stop by the Brooklyn Inn, with its authentic carved wooden bar from late 19th century Germany. Smith Street in the center of Boerum Hill contains Brooklyn’s restaurant row, complementing the many restaurants, shops and boutiques on Atlantic Avenue.
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