Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn, just south of Downtown Brooklyn. It is named for the colonial farm of the Boerum family, who occupied most of the area in the mid-18th century. Simon Boerum most notably represented New York in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.
The neighborhood is bounded by Court Street/Boerum Place to the west; Schermerhorn Street/Flatbush Avenue to the north; Fourth Avenue to the east; and Baltic Street to the south. Most of the neighborhood’s buildings are protected by landmarks and historic districts. Those searching in Boerum Hill can expect to find historic
• Generally three- to six-story buildings built in the 1800’s through the early 1900’s. Some are single-family homes while others are multi-family buildings.
• Brownstone in particular refers to a townhouse with a brownstone exterior. Commonly found in Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan.
• It is also possible to purchase an apartment within a townhouse. The apartment would be considered a co-op or condo, not a townhouse.
, townhouses, and low-rise multi-family buildings.
The area is serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, B, C, F, G, and Q trains. Notable attractions include many independent boutiques, restaurants, local art galleries, and close proximity to the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets.