Articles on Downtown Brooklyn

40,000 Square Feet of Luxury Amenities Awat at Brooklyn Point

 

Downtown Brooklyn may always be a bridge away from Manhattan, but new gorgeous luxury developments like Brooklyn Point are helping this neighborhood look more and more like its famous neighbor every day

Experience Manhattan Skyscraper Living in Brooklyn at Hub

Brooklyn may be getting new developments, but most have not reached the heights of Manhattan's famed skyscrapers. However, there is one Downtown Brooklyn building that rivals some of Manhattan's iconic skyscrapers, and that is the Hub

Fall’s New Luxury Lineup Continued

Rendering of a living room at 515 Highline, a new construction condo in Manhattan.

Rendering of a living room in 515 Highline, a new development in Manhattan.

NYC's run of luxury new constructions is still on a streak. Check out these five brilliant new developments that will hit the market this season!

New Developments Roundup: Featuring Dumbo

March was a big month for new developments, and with New York City’s population reaching an all time high, these new building are going to come at the right time. New Yorkers have been talking about these especially notable developments: 100 Varick Street, 10 Jay Street, and The Dumbo Waterfront.

New Towers to take over Downtown Brooklyn

Junior's, Downtown Brooklyn

One of New York City’s largest central business districts, Downtown Brooklyn, is on the rise, literally and figuratively. Known mainly as a commercial region, this area has been going through some major transformations over the past ten years. Some of the most noticeable changes include the addition of many residential high-rises. According to the Brooklyn Daily, director of real estate and planning in Downtown Brooklyn, Alan Washington states, “The fabric of a great urban environment is when people get to live, work, and play in the same area.” The goal of these transformations is to build more residential developments, along with creating some of the tallest and largest buildings Brooklyn has yet to see.

BAM Cultural District Changes Landscape of Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn Skyline

Until just a few years ago, Manhattanites would scoff at the notion of culture in Brooklyn. After all, how could Brooklyn compete with epicenters of artistic expression like the Lincoln Center, the MOMA, and the New York City Ballet? There seemed to be no reason to brave the subway system when some of the best performances and exhibitions in the world took place right on the island.

 

Downtown Brooklyn's Upward Growth

Downtown Brooklyn is a newfound point of interest for residential developments.  Historically a base for office spaces, a rezoning spurred on a change in direction.  To be sure, the Wall Street Journal reported that the dozens of Downtown Brooklyn's projects that made their start eight years ago will have provided more than 8,000 residential units.  Indeed, there has been a marked increase in the median sale price for the area's condos, with StreetEasy noting a raise from $406,900 to $585,000 from 2009 to 2013.  Additionally, a comparison of median sale price for condos, co-ops, and houses are at $909,806 for new developments, and $545,000 for resales.  In particular, Flatbush Avenue Extension, Livingston Street, and Fulton Mall are all points of interest for developers.

A Tourism Industry Grows in Brooklyn

It goes without saying that if you’re a tourist in New York City, chances are your visit will be confined to Manhattan and you won’t think to visit any of the other boroughs. This may soon change, for Brooklyn at least, as the borough is stepping up to challenge the Manhattan-centric tendencies of tourism through an upcoming tourism website named ExploreBK. While Brooklyn already has a tourism website run by the office of the borough president, VisitBrooklyn, the new ExploreBK website is the brainchild of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Hybrid Media, a private Brooklyn-based company. ExploreBK will target visitors to New York unfamiliar with the entertainment and culture that Brooklyn offers through advertising events and activities throughout the borough.

Best Coffee Shops in Brooklyn

Best Coffee Shops in Brooklyn

If you’re like us, coffee can make or break your day. In a city that moves at a mile-a-minute pace, sometimes caffeine is a necessity. Sure, there’s no shortage of coffee in New York, but we’re on a search for the best coffee the City has to offer. Today’s stop: Brooklyn.