Located by DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Vinegar HIll, Downtown Brooklyn was once considered the central business district for Brooklyn until the city was absorbed into New York. The area is heavily populated by commercial and government offices and is home to three universities, NYU Tandon, NYC City Tech and Long Island University. Those looking to rent an affordable apartment located at easy commute both Brooklyn and Manhattan can find their home in…
Located by DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Vinegar HIll, Downtown Brooklyn was once considered the central business district for Brooklyn until the city was absorbed into New York. The area is heavily populated by commercial and government offices and is home to three universities, NYU Tandon, NYC City Tech and Long Island University. Those looking to rent an affordable apartment located at easy commute both Brooklyn and Manhattan can find their home in Downtown Brooklyn.
While Brooklyn Bridge Park is technically a couple blocks outside the neighborhood, the waterfront continues to offer amazing front-row views of Manhattan to residents in the area. The neighborhood also features two of New York's best pizza restaurants: Grimaldi's and Juliana's.
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
Population Density: 7,053. Density 16,296per square mile. (city-wide: 26,798 people per square mile)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Vinegar Hill.
Public Transit: A-C (High St, Jay St-MetroTech, Hoyt-Schermerhorn) F (York St, Jay St-MetroTech); N (Jay St-MetroTech); R (Jay St-MetroTech, DeKalb) B-Q (DeKalb); G (Hoyt-Schermerhorn); 2-3 (Borough Hall, Hoyt St, Nevins St); 4-5 (Borough Hall, Nevins St). Dozens of bus lines converge on downtown Brooklyn, and the LIRR station at Atlantic Terminal provides easy access to JFK airport. Also, CitiBike bicycle share stations are throughout the area, bringing more Brooklyn neighborhoods within easy reach. (Manhattan is also a short ride over the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges, though long uphills on both and gawking tourists on the former can make this a more daunting trip.)
What’s Here?: Because so much of the appeal of living in Downtown Brooklyn is tied to its proximity to most of Manhattan and Brooklyn, it’s hardly fair to penalize the compact area (less than half a mile square) for being mostly commercial and government offices. Three universities NYU Polytechnic Institute, NYC City Tech and Long Island University call Downtown Brooklyn home. Meanwhile, artsy DUMBO, leafy Brooklyn Heights, and funky Fort Greene are all right here, as are the restaurants and bars of Smith Street in Boerum Hill. That said, one of the hardest seats to score in the whole city is the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare the only spot outside Manhattan with three Michelin stars. Pizza lovers have a minor Mecca on Old Fulton Street where Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s stand almost next to each other. Gems such as Mile End (a Montreal-style delicatessen) and Ganso (a ramen spot) can be found, too.
Flat or Tall?: Downtown Brooklyn mirrors the skyscrapers across the river in Lower Manhattan, and the borough’s tallest building is the new Brooklyner apartment tower on Lawrence Street.
History: Downtown Brooklyn was one of the first parts of the borough to be settled by the Dutch, and before Brooklyn was absorbed into New York, it was the central business district for the city. There is no landmarked historic district, though the area is surrounded by them.
Activities: Brooklyn Bridge Park is technically a couple blocks outside the neighborhood, but it keeps getting improvements, opening up the waterfront and its amazing front-row views of Manhattan to everyone. The BRIC Arts and Media house just opened on Fulton Street across Flatbush, a few blocks north of the better-known Brooklyn Academy of Music, which hosts performing arts and films.
Check it out: The Borough Hall Greenmarket features fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, bread and other fare from local farmers and producers three times a week, on the plaza near Court and Montague. The Brooklyn Book Festival was started in 2006 at Borough Hall to promote the borough’s own literary voice.
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Downtown Brooklyn is located within 11201. This area currently has 60,061 residents in 26,303 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 35.1.
When looking at residents older than 25, 10.68% have graduated from high school, 34.51% have a bachelor's degree, and 36.26% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 65.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $109,472.
At least 63.74% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 32.5 minutes.
Geographically, 11201 is a part of Kings County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,606,852 residents, or 938,803 households with a median income of $50,640. Kings County, New York residents have a median age of 34.5 and 70.55% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Kings County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 37.8. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.