Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn is a commercial mecca that overlooks the East River and Lower Manhattan. It is New York City’s third largest central business district, surpassed only by Midtown and the Financial District. Its proximity to Lower Manhattan make it an invaluable asset to NYC’s business landscape, and a burgeoning asset to NYC’s residential landscape. The area was rezoned in 2004, allowing taller buildings and denser residential development. Several new high-rise condominiums and luxury townhomes have since been built; it is estimated that over 35,000 people will move to Downtown Brooklyn in the next five years.
The Vibe
Largely commercial, but that’s changing. Retailers and restaurants are moving into the area to serve the growing number of residents, creating an increasingly vibrant atmosphere.
Bragging Rights
Barclay’s Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
Architecture
Modern, commercial buildings that are becoming increasingly sleek, increasingly tall, and increasingly residential.
Best Kept Secret
The New York Transit Museum.
By Day
Businessmen and businesswomen.
By Night
Young professionals wine and dine at the growing number of upscale restaurants and bars in the area.