Downtown Brooklyn

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About Downtown Brooklyn, NYC Real Estate

Luxury high-rise condominiums, trendy eateries, and a thriving arts and culture scene


Since being rezoned in 2004, Downtown Brooklyn has exploded with residential and commercial growth. What was once a strict nine to five neighborhood with only business offices and the courthouse, Downtown Brooklyn, New York is now filled with luxury high rises, upscale restaurants, and chic boutiques. The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Museum have both seen a renaissance, becoming prime cultural destinations. The new Barclays Center, designed by SHoP Architects, brings basketball and hockey fans from all over New York, and hosts large-scale concerts and televised awards ceremonies.


Luxury condominiums set in Art Deco buildings and ultra-modern skyscrapers feature lofts and penthouses with stunning views of the city skyline, New York Harbor and Coney Island. The new residential units at Brooklyn Point and The Brooklyn Tower offer full-service, resort-like amenities including a concierge, valet parking, fitness centers, and rooftop decks. Ongoing developments of mix-used structures will add retail, co-ops and even green space to the neighborhood. Adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge, residents have quick commuter options to Manhattan via the Metro, public buses, and Citi Bikes.


What to Love

  • Trendy bars and restaurants
  • Vibrant arts and culture scene
  • Easy commute to Manhattan
  • Games at Barclays Center 

Local Lifestyle

Downtown Brooklyn is a vibrant and thriving community. The streets are busy with fast-paced workers during the day and come alive at night with live music and bar hoppers. It’s definitely an urban landscape with plenty of shopping and activities. Friends, family, and even out-of-towners love to get together and check out one of the new trendy restaurants, especially for weekend brunch.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Diverse dining options await you in Downtown Brooklyn, from landmark eateries to new upscale restaurants. The River Café is both, serving American fare since 1977 in an elegant dining room with live piano and skyline views. In the back of the Brooklyn Fare market, the Chef’s Table features a 20-course tasting menu fusing French and Japanese cuisine. This three-Michelin star restaurant requires reservations in advance. 


Bacchus Bistro is a French bistro with a back garden that’s often packed for bottomless brunch on the weekends. Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant and Garden Lounge offers Asian-inspired bar eats, outdoor seating, and sweeping rooftop views. Bedouin Tent is a Middle Eastern restaurant with fresh-baked pita bread. 


For diner fare, the New Apollo Diner serves all day breakfast and Junior’s Cheesecake is a diner and bakery famous for their New York style cheesecakes. A local favorite, Mia’s Brooklyn Bakery is known for their cupcakes and savory pastries. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options. 


Brooklyn Roasting Company boasts the best coffee in Brooklyn with sustainably-sourced and seasonal coffee selections. For pizza, Dellarocco’s Brick Oven Pizza serves specialty Brooklyn-style thin-crust pizzas and calzones. For signature cocktails, Grand Army Bar offers a raw bar, seafood towers, and happy hour. 


Livingston Manor is a rustic bar with charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and wine and Mo’s Bar and Lounge is a neighborhood watering hole with DJs spinning music. DeKalb Market Hall also has unique eateries, craft brews, the Brooklyn Wine Cellar, and the Understudy Bar, which hosts music and salsa nights.


For shopping, City Point Brooklyn is a mix-use space with retail, entertainment, and dining. Its food hall features over 30 restaurants and bars. There are also retail shops all along Fulton Street, including Macy’s and Nordstrom. The Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket in Cadman Plaza Park is a farmers' market that brings fresh produce and artisanal products to Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sahadi’s is a Middle Eastern grocery store with café seating, beer and wine.


Things to Do

Beloved by locals and tourists alike, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge never gets old. It’s especially stunning at the end of the day as everyone watches the sun set and Manhattan buildings light up for the night. Brooklyn Heights Promenade is another popular spot with views of Manhattan. 


You can catch quality performances including dance, opera and theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). They also offer after school education and artist-in-residence programs. 


The annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival is a weekend full of rock, bluegrass, country, and pop music. The Guyana Day Cultural Festival brings over 10,000 attendees. The West Indian American Day Carnival Association brings one of the largest carnivals and parades in America. Sport fans pack Barclays Center to watch the Nets and the Islanders play.



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