Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn, bounded by Schermerhorn Street to the north and Fourth Avenue to the east. The western border is variously given as either Smith or Court Streets and Warren or Wyckoff Streets as the southern edge. The area is known for its independent boutiques, first-rate restaurants and rows of beautiful historic brownstones and various public transportation options. It’s central location and charming scenery, much like its sister neighborhoods Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, continues to attract buyers and renters alike.
Named for the colonial farm of the Boerum family, which occupied most of the area during early Dutch settlement, most of Boerum Hill’s housing consists of three-story row houses built between 1840 and 1870. The Boerum Hill Historic District, an area bounded by Hoyt, Nevins, Pacific and Wyckoff Streets, has several magnificent row homes that were built in the 1850s. Some of these early Victorian townhouses have been tastefully renovated, and many of the Boerum Hill brownstones are duplexes, with the owner living in one unit and renting out the other. Boerum Hill has quite a few new condos as well, many of which feature large windows, open kitchens and private terraces.
The Boerum Hill neighborhood is very convenient to many of Brooklyn’s most coveted attractions. The abundant cultural offerings include The Invisible Dog Art Center, Roulette and the Issue Project Room. The Brooklyn High School of the Arts is also located on Dean Street and Third Avenue. Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue are the neighborhood's main commercial districts, with Smith Street serving as the area’s flourishing restaurant row and Atlantic Avenue as the Design district.
The Jonathan Adler Home Store on Atlantic Ave. offers everything from monogrammed pillows and colorful candleholders to quirky housewarming gifts. On Nevins Street, The Brooklyn Circus boutique produces clothing with an appreciation for classic aesthetics and antique motifs. Char No. 4 on Smith Street is a whiskey bar and restaurant inspired by a passion for bourbon, offering over 150 American whiskeys and a menu of American fare with a focus on smoked meat. From coffee to cocktails, Building on Bond provides the community with daily dinner specials, happy hour deals and monthly dance parties. On Fourth Avenue, bars like Cherry Tree and Pacific Standard are laid back neighborhood hangouts with literary readings and mircobrews on tap. Gowanus’ latest addition, Whole Foods, isn’t far from the area.
The annual Atlantic Antic, a glorified street fair, takes place annually along Atlantic Avenue with 10 stages of free music, food, pony rides, belly dancing and other amusements. Located across the street from Carroll Park in nearby Carroll Gardens, the much-loved Greenmarket is a destination for neighbors, families, and Sunday brunch goers alike.
Rentals in Boerum Hill
$4,300 per month
307 Atlantic Avenue Unit 3A
$3,925 per month
354-356 State Street Unit (356)3D
$2,300 per month
354-356 State Street Unit (354) 4C
$2,550 per month
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