Neighborhood: Boerum Hill
Population Density: More densely populated than either Brooklyn or New York in the aggregate. Heavily residential, with lots of families.
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Fort Greene
Public Transit: F,G (Bergen St) / M, R (Union St)
What’s Here?: In a word, Boerum Hill is charming. With its tree-lined streets, classic brownstones, chic boutiques, and great restaurants,this neighborhood is easy to love. Boerum Hill combines “quiet and residential”, “friendly and tight-knit”,with “hip and vibrant” seamlessly. Throw in convenient subway access and good public schools and this neighborhood is nearly irresistible.
Flat or Tall?: Lots of pre-war housing stock in Boerum Hill, along with mid-rise and new high-rise construction.
History: Boerum Hill has come a long way. Originally farmland, the neighborhood had become known in recent years for drugs, prostitution, and crime. Today, however, Boerum Hill is a model of the some of the positive effects of gentrification. It has changed into a clean, safe and family-friendly neighborhood.
Activities: Atlantic Avenue, Smith and Court streets are lined with great shops and eateries (Rucola, Saul, The Grocery, and countless more). Boerum Hill is a great place to grab a great cup of coffee at one of the many coffee shops, including Clover’s Fine Art Gallery and Bacchus Cafe. Or catch a show at Bar Tabac or Hank’s Saloon.
Check it out: With so many local gems, everyone is sure to find a favorite restaurant here. Carroll Park is small and lovely, and should not be missed.