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Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn offers the ultimate live-work-play environment with shops, bars, restaurants, offices, and modern apartments and condos. But perhaps the best thing about living here is its proximity to NYC’s most esteemed cultural centers, including Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclays Center. Educational institutions like New York University and Long Island University are also nearby, bringing an influx of students and academics to the area. Famous residents include writers Truman Capote and Arthur Miller.

The housing market is remarkably diverse. Buyers can choose from a fine selection of condo towers with lavish penthouses, one-bedroom units, and studios. Buyers can also have their pick of townhouses and co-ops. Since rezoning in 2004, the area has made way for new construction and helped revitalize the housing stock.

Downtown Brooklyn is bounded by Ashland Plaza and Court Street from east to west and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Fulton Street from north to south. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, and Fort Greene. The neighborhood is highly connected and easily accessible from Wall Street, Atlantic Terminal, Union Square and Grand Central.

Some of Downtown Brooklyn’s finest attractions include Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Brooklyn Tabernacle, and New York Transit Museum. Residents do their shopping at Fulton Mall, which carries best of brand retailers, as well as the Dekalb Market and Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, which offer fresh produce and gourmet food. They can also visit green spaces like Cadman Plaza Park and Walt Whitman Park for recreation. Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and dining, with restaurants serving everything from Italian to Mexican cuisine and everything in between.

The neighborhood’s cultural venues fall under the Brooklyn Cultural District, which also includes the BRIC Arts Media Center and Irondale Center. The annual Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (DBAF) celebrates local artists and cultural workers.

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