Downtown Brooklyn has changed dramatically since rezoning in 2004 allowed for residential growth. Impressive new condos have reshaped the skyline, bringing a fresh mix of people and businesses to an area once known for courthouses, colleges and office buildings. The Brooklyn Bridge, which connects this neighborhood to Manhattan’s own civic center, serves as a reminder of the area’s rich history; the likes of Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and W. E. B. DuBois have all lived nearby.
You’ll never be far from a bank or pharmacy, and Brooklyn’s cultural centers–from BAM to the Barclays Center–are all within close reach. Great restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, gyms and subways? Yes, they’re all right here, with an atmosphere totally distinct from the downtown across the river.
Having an abundance of people, activities and shopping at your doorstep is a constant invitation to explore. But for those who need a balance, well-appointed residences make a great case for staying in.
A cluster of parks has long provided respite for area workers. Now it comes alive on weekends and after hours with family picnics, joggers and area residents flocking to the greenmarket at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Jaw-dropping penthouses may get the press, but these condo towers have brought unprecedented inventory to the area, which means great value for some of the one bedroom units and studios.
There isn’t just convenience at your doorstep; with so many parks and cafes, you’ll delight in finding your favorite quiet corner. A quick trip to Dumbo, Fort Greene or Boerum Hill offers even more options for weekend exploration.
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