Boerum Hill Commerce & Culture
You might not expect it, given the neighborhood’s reputation as a residential one, but Boerum Hill is home to or near multiple performing arts venues and even more art galleries. Its name may sound close to “boring,” but Boerum Hill is incredibly far from that. A thriving restaurant scene can be found all over, but especially on the main thoroughfares of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue. Charming, independent storefronts dot the sidewalks, where you can shop for boutique items, including clothing, stationery, furniture, and more. Anything else is easily accessible in adjacent neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Park Slope. And with more than a dozen subway lines to choose from at the Bergen Street, Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street, and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stations (plus the LIRR, at Atlantic Terminal), nothing in New York City is ever too far downhill.