neighborhood guide

Downtown Brooklyn

This quickly-growing and centrally-located neighborhood is known for its bustling commercial district and vibrant arts scene.

Downtown Brooklyn isn’t a huge neighborhood, but it certainly packs a punch with its rapid development, bustling crowds, and commercial and cultural districts. The neighborhood is the home of Brooklyn Borough Hall, one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most significant historic buildings. The Fulton Street Mall offers plenty of shopping options, while new residential towers and hotels are rising along the side streets. But perhaps Downtown Brooklyn is best known for its cultural district, including The Theater for a New Audience, the BRIC Arts Media House and the New York Transit Museum. Photo courtesy of Sean_Marshall via Flickr.

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Getting Here

2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Borough Hall

A, C, F, R trains to Jay Street - MetroTech

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  • East New York
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  • Fort Greene
  • Gowanus
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