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Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill
Living in Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill has the best of two worlds. At its heart is the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue with its multitude of restaurants, neighborhood bars, and chic boutiques, and just a block or two away are quiet tree-lined side streets filled with row houses that help retain the charm of the neighborhood.

There are also excellent connections to the rest of the city through a multitude of lines. The A, C, F, G, 2, 3, 4, and 5 all serve the neighborhood and Atlantic Avenue Barclay Center Subway is just a short walk away.

Boerum Hill Real Estate


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Famous for 19th-century row houses in the historic district, Boerum Hill has a lot more to offer than Victorian facades and mansard roofs. Those looking for Boerum Hill Apartments will find an ever-expanding range of options. Modern builds sit next to traditional homes which hide contemporary interior renovations, while luxury condos have become more common in recent years.

Boerum Hill History


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Boerum Hill gets its name from a 17th-century Dutch immigrant, William Jacobse Van Boerum, who ran a large farm in the neighborhood. However, right up until 1964 the area was still known as North Gowanus, and it was only through the work of the Boerum Hill Association that the name changed to Boerum Hill.

The organization then helped to create the Boerum Hill Historical District, which became officially recognized in 1973. Consisting of properties built in the 19th century in Greek Revival and Italianate styles, ten years later the district became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood has seen many notable residents in recent times including Jean Michel Basquiat, Heath Ledger, Jonathan Lethem, Ethan Hawk and Emily Mortimer.

Boerum Hill Attractions

On the eastern border of the neighborhood is The Barclays Center, one of America's most prestigious multi-purpose venues. Part of a multi-billion dollar business and residential development, it is the home to the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders and has also hosted a number of world-famous musical performers, as well as boxing matches.

Atlantic Antic is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn. It spans four neighborhoods but is organized by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) in Boerum Hill. Comprised of local merchants and vendors from all over the country, it features live music, outdoor performances and street food. There's also an entire block dedicated to kids with face painting, bounce houses and more.

Though it has recently spread to Chicago and Boston, the first Brooklyn Boulders started in the neighborhood. As well as the climbing classes it's famous for; it also has a full range of group exercises in disciplines like yoga and parkour.

Boerum Hill Shopping

Nunu Chocolates was founded on the principle that the world is a better place with chocolate. Hard to argue with that, particularly when the chocolate in question is being handmade on the premises. All beans are responsibly sourced from a family run farm in Colombia.

City Foundry is an interior design stores on Atlantic Avenue that has had its items featured in an Academy Award Winning film. Its founder Sohrab Bakhshi sells mid-century modern furniture, industrial antiques, and curiosities among other things. The store also offers a custom upholstery and furniture restoration service.

Erica Weiner Jewelry is housed in an 1850's brownstone and appropriately enough makes antique-inspired jewelry. Famed for her wedding and engagement rings, she also does everything from necklaces to earrings.

Betty Bakery is the retail arm of the high-end custom cake maker, Cheryl Kleinman. Here you'll find beautifully designed and expertly baked cakes, cookies, and pastries.

Layla owner Alayne Patrick, works with Asian craftsman to create embroidered quilts, colorful scarves, and block-print clothing.

Boerum Hill Restaurants


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Sottocasa Pizzeria makes flavorful and authentic Neopolitan pizza. The flour, tomatoes and olive oil are all carefully sourced from Italy, while the 2 ton, wood-fired oven was shipped straight from Naples.

Upscale French Louie is a French American restaurant with a backyard patio that offers everything from a reinterpreted Salad Nicoise to classic steak frites in approachable modern digs.

Run by Bordeaux native Bruno Lacilde, Bacchus Bistrot a Vins offers unpretentious French bistro food with the added attraction of a back garden.

Bedouin Tent is a simple family-run establishment that offers traditional Middle Eastern Food. An outdoor patio area is the perfect place to come to in the summer and enjoy merguez sandwiches, lentil soup, and spinach and cheese pies that are among the tasty items on their menu.

Finally, Rucola is a Northern Italian restaurant inspired by the slow food movement in the Piedmont region. They seek to provide seasonal meals from locally sourced ingredients in a rustic, farmhouse-style space.

Boerum Hill Nightlife

The Brooklyn Inn was first opened in 1885 and gives the feeling that very little has changed since then. It features a wood-carved bar that was imported from Germany in the late 19th century. Equipped with a poolroom and an eclectic jukebox, this is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends.

Grand Army offers some delicious and very creative cocktails, often around a theme. For example, one season they were based on Brothers Grimm fairytales, another around episodes of The Gilmore Girls. The food menu is equally ambitious with dishes like Kabocha Squash Soup and charred octopus, as well as an impressive raw bar.

Named after the King of Beers and patron saint of brewers, St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe brings honor to his name with 16 rotating taps of craft beer. They also sell a wide variety of hard to find beers and ciders from around the world.

Livingstone Manor sells high-end cocktails, wines, and spirits in a rustic space, and is inspired by the Catskills. Along with drinks, they offer a variety of small bites, charcuterie selections, and sandwiches.

Building on Bond is a bar and restaurant run by the heads of the design firm Hecho Inc. It uses reclaimed materials and lighting to create a relaxed, neighborhood-friendly space and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

With animals heads on the walls and a canoe in the corner, Camp is a bar that aims for a lodge-like ambiance that takes you back to those days at summer camp. You can even play boardgames while sipping a s'mores martini.

Hank's Saloon is perhaps the dive bar to end all dive bars. The flaming mural on its exterior makes it impossible to miss and once you get inside you can be entertained by live music and reasonably priced beer.

Living in Boerum Hill
Boerum Hill has the best of two worlds. At its heart is the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue with its multitude of restaurants, neighborhood bars, and chic boutiques, and just a block or two away are quiet tree-lined side streets filled with row houses that help retain the charm of the neighborhood.

There are also excellent connections to the rest of the city through a multitude of lines. The A, C, F, G, 2, 3, 4, and 5 all serve the neighborhood and Atlantic Avenue Barclay Center Subway is just a short walk away.

Boerum Hill Real Estate


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Famous for 19th-century row houses in the historic district, Boerum Hill has a lot more to offer than Victorian facades and mansard roofs. Those looking for Boerum Hill Apartments will find an ever-expanding range of options. Modern builds sit next to traditional homes which hide contemporary interior renovations, while luxury condos have become more common in recent years.

Boerum Hill History


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Boerum Hill gets its name from a 17th-century Dutch immigrant, William Jacobse Van Boerum, who ran a large farm in the neighborhood. However, right up until 1964 the area was still known as North Gowanus, and it was only through the work of the Boerum Hill Association that the name changed to Boerum Hill.

The organization then helped to create the Boerum Hill Historical District, which became officially recognized in 1973. Consisting of properties built in the 19th century in Greek Revival and Italianate styles, ten years later the district became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The neighborhood has seen many notable residents in recent times including Jean Michel Basquiat, Heath Ledger, Jonathan Lethem, Ethan Hawk and Emily Mortimer.

Boerum Hill Attractions

On the eastern border of the neighborhood is The Barclays Center, one of America's most prestigious multi-purpose venues. Part of a multi-billion dollar business and residential development, it is the home to the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders and has also hosted a number of world-famous musical performers, as well as boxing matches.

Atlantic Antic is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn. It spans four neighborhoods but is organized by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) in Boerum Hill. Comprised of local merchants and vendors from all over the country, it features live music, outdoor performances and street food. There's also an entire block dedicated to kids with face painting, bounce houses and more.

Though it has recently spread to Chicago and Boston, the first Brooklyn Boulders started in the neighborhood. As well as the climbing classes it's famous for; it also has a full range of group exercises in disciplines like yoga and parkour.

Boerum Hill Shopping

Nunu Chocolates was founded on the principle that the world is a better place with chocolate. Hard to argue with that, particularly when the chocolate in question is being handmade on the premises. All beans are responsibly sourced from a family run farm in Colombia.

City Foundry is an interior design stores on Atlantic Avenue that has had its items featured in an Academy Award Winning film. Its founder Sohrab Bakhshi sells mid-century modern furniture, industrial antiques, and curiosities among other things. The store also offers a custom upholstery and furniture restoration service.

Erica Weiner Jewelry is housed in an 1850's brownstone and appropriately enough makes antique-inspired jewelry. Famed for her wedding and engagement rings, she also does everything from necklaces to earrings.

Betty Bakery is the retail arm of the high-end custom cake maker, Cheryl Kleinman. Here you'll find beautifully designed and expertly baked cakes, cookies, and pastries.

Layla owner Alayne Patrick, works with Asian craftsman to create embroidered quilts, colorful scarves, and block-print clothing.

Boerum Hill Restaurants


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Sottocasa Pizzeria makes flavorful and authentic Neopolitan pizza. The flour, tomatoes and olive oil are all carefully sourced from Italy, while the 2 ton, wood-fired oven was shipped straight from Naples.

Upscale French Louie is a French American restaurant with a backyard patio that offers everything from a reinterpreted Salad Nicoise to classic steak frites in approachable modern digs.

Run by Bordeaux native Bruno Lacilde, Bacchus Bistrot a Vins offers unpretentious French bistro food with the added attraction of a back garden.

Bedouin Tent is a simple family-run establishment that offers traditional Middle Eastern Food. An outdoor patio area is the perfect place to come to in the summer and enjoy merguez sandwiches, lentil soup, and spinach and cheese pies that are among the tasty items on their menu.

Finally, Rucola is a Northern Italian restaurant inspired by the slow food movement in the Piedmont region. They seek to provide seasonal meals from locally sourced ingredients in a rustic, farmhouse-style space.

Boerum Hill Nightlife

The Brooklyn Inn was first opened in 1885 and gives the feeling that very little has changed since then. It features a wood-carved bar that was imported from Germany in the late 19th century. Equipped with a poolroom and an eclectic jukebox, this is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends.

Grand Army offers some delicious and very creative cocktails, often around a theme. For example, one season they were based on Brothers Grimm fairytales, another around episodes of The Gilmore Girls. The food menu is equally ambitious with dishes like Kabocha Squash Soup and charred octopus, as well as an impressive raw bar.

Named after the King of Beers and patron saint of brewers, St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe brings honor to his name with 16 rotating taps of craft beer. They also sell a wide variety of hard to find beers and ciders from around the world.

Livingstone Manor sells high-end cocktails, wines, and spirits in a rustic space, and is inspired by the Catskills. Along with drinks, they offer a variety of small bites, charcuterie selections, and sandwiches.

Building on Bond is a bar and restaurant run by the heads of the design firm Hecho Inc. It uses reclaimed materials and lighting to create a relaxed, neighborhood-friendly space and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks.

With animals heads on the walls and a canoe in the corner, Camp is a bar that aims for a lodge-like ambiance that takes you back to those days at summer camp. You can even play boardgames while sipping a s'mores martini.

Hank's Saloon is perhaps the dive bar to end all dive bars. The flaming mural on its exterior makes it impossible to miss and once you get inside you can be entertained by live music and reasonably priced beer.

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