Neighborhood

Downtown Brooklyn

A skyline to remember

Once known for its historic brownstones and landmarks, Downtown Brooklyn now rivals Manhattan in architectural airspace and public improvements thanks to a successful 2004 rezoning effort. This ever-evolving neighborhood houses all of Brooklyn’s landmark civic buildings, the best cheesecake in all of New York City (Junior’s), and the heavily-traversed Fulton Mall retail corridor. Flatbush Avenue cuts through the heart of Downtown Brooklyn and offers residents access to Barclays Center and surrounding areas. 

Downtown Brooklyn has changed dramatically over the past two decades as impressive new condos have reshaped the skyline and brought a fresh mix of people and businesses to an area once known for courthouses, colleges, and office buildings. The Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the neighborhood to Manhattan’s own civic center, serves as a reminder of the area’s rich history. The neighborhood was recently chosen as the location for The Brooklyn Tower, a mixed-use, primarily residential skyscraper that, when completed, will be the first “supertall” structure in the borough. 

Neighborhood video

2.8 %

Population Growth since 2010

37.7

Average Population Age

128,753

Population within 1 mile radius

$ 160,109

Average HHI within 1 mile radius

7,025

Businesses within 1 mile radius

$ 2.1

B

Annual Spending within a 1 mile radius

Verada Listing

  • 546 Atlantic Ave*
  • 430 Albee Square*

Transportation

  • Nevins St (2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn St (A, C, G)
  • DeKalb Av (B, D, N, Q, R, W)
  • Hoyt St (2,3)
  • Jay St - MetroTech (A,C,F)
  • High St (A,C)
  • York St (F)

Dining

  • Junior’s Cheesecake
  • Devocion
  • Celestine
  • Pollo D'Oro
  • AlMar
  • KUUN
  • CAVA
  • Brooklyn Bridge Bistro

Shopping

  • Fulton Mall
  • Macy's
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Empire Stores
  • City Point BKLYN
  • H&M
  • Express
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Apple Downtown Brooklyn
  • Whole Foods
  • Adidas
  • Blick Art Materials
  • Swarovski

Culture

  • New York Transit Museum
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
  • Brooklyn War Memorial
  • Barclay’s Center

Parks

  • Walt Whitman Park
  • Columbus Park

Hospitality

  • New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Aloft New York Brooklyn
  • Hampton Inn Brooklyn
  • Hotel Indigo