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Boerum Hill

Located in northwestern Brooklyn, just east of Cobble Hill, lies a hidden gem called Boerum Hill. This neighborhood offers outer-borough living at its finest with pedestrian-friendly streets, stunning brownstones, and an array of shops, cafes, and restaurants. With a peaceful environment and an easy commute to Manhattan, this neighborhood has a small town atmosphere with the amenities and excitement of a major city. The neighborhood is bounded by 4th Avenue and Court Street from east to west and Schermerhorn Street and Degraw Street from north to south. It is surrounded by the communities of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, and Gowanus. Boerum Hill is accessible via Atlantic Terminal and the Long Island Railroad. The housing market includes picturesque brownstones, three-to-four-story row houses, and mid-rise apartment buildings built between the 1860s and 1870s. The neighborhood underwent major revitalization in the 1970s and 1980s with many of its historic row houses and brownstones getting refurbished. These homes are some of the most coveted residential properties in the area. Schools serving the neighborhood include The Boerum Hill School for International Studies. Local attractions include the Invisible Dog Arts Center and New York Transit Museum, where visitors will find immersive exhibits. Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street are lined with boutiques, specialty stores, cafes, and restaurants serving everything from French to Mediterranean fare. Residents can also look forward to the annual Atlantic Antic Festival, which takes place in the fall and is considered the largest and oldest street festival in the borough. Formerly known as North Gowanus, the neighborhood was considered part of South Brooklyn before being named Boerum Hill by new residents in the 1960s. Today, it is a distinct community with its own identity and flavor. It has a homey vibe despite its proximity to Manhattan and other busier parts of the city. Despite its name, the area is quite flat, though it is every bit as peaceful as its name suggests.
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