Take A Walk In
This historic neighborhood is brightly lit with office buildings and entertainment on every corner.
Originally inhabited by Lenape Native Americans, Downtown Brooklyn has certainly evolved from its history as a sparsely populated neighborhood. The bustling downtown area of Brooklyn Heights was Manhattan’s first suburb, and at one time, was home to many prominent abolitionists and Underground Railroad safehouses.
Historically, Downtown Brooklyn has mostly been a commercial and civic center, however in the past decade, new zoning laws have allowed the area to become more residential, making room for new condo towers, townhouses and offices. Downtown Brooklyn includes historic buildings like Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Kings County New York State Courthouse and schools such as the Brooklyn Friends School, St. Joseph’s College and Long Island University. Attractions include Fulton Mall, the New York Transit Museum, Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, making Downtown Brooklyn rich with entertainment possibilities.
What To Know
Often referred to as “the Tech Triangle,” Brooklyn Heights has emerged as New York’s largest cluster of tech activity outside of Manhattan.
Seven Colleges & Universities serve over 30,000 students in Downtown Brooklyn.
Sahadi’s, a landmark establishment on Atlantic Avenue, has been selling olives, spices dried fruits and nuts, and international food since 1948.
BAM, or The Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a landmark institution for concerts, plays, musicals, film screenings, ballet performances and other cultural offerings.