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Boerum Hill Neighborhood Guide


Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood east of Cobble Hill. It is defined by Court Street to the West, Fourth Avenue to the East, Schermerhorn Street to the North, and Warren and Wyckoff Streets to the South.


Boerum Hill is an easygoing neighborhood with about 18,000 residents. It is known for its independent boutiques, bicycle riders, rows of brownstones, and locally owned and operated art galleries. You’ll enjoy the Old World feel and easy commute into Manhattan. A wide variety of restaurants have popped up in recent years, making Boerum Hill a destination for foodies.


Stay in Boerum Hill if:

  • You want a more laid-back vibe in your home base.
  • You want good public transportation.
  • You love brownstones and exquisite building facades.
  • You love strolling in a quieter neighborhood.



Boerum Hill Attractions

  • Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street – Boutique shopping with big names and independent specialty stores.
  • Atlantic Antic Festival in the Fall – Oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn.
  • Invisible Dog Arts Center – Art exhibitions, performances and public events. An ever-changing calendar means repeat visitors. Check current schedule.
  • The New York Transit Museum – Long-term and new exhibits. Oldest and most popular is Steel, Stone and Backbone: Building New York’s Subways 1900 – 1925.

A Short List of Boerum Hill Shops & Dining

  • Bacchus – French bistro named after the Greek god of wine.
  • Pardes Restaurant – Inspiring menu of traditional French and Mediterranean food.
  • Kaight – Unique women’s shop focused on sustainable, fashion-forward clothes and accessories.
  • Olive’s Very Vintage – Women’s Thrift Shop and…
  • Olaf’s Vintage – Olive’s brother store for men.
  • Eva Gentry Consignment – Glamorous pre-loved upper-crust styles.
  • Yesterday’s News – A trove of antique housewares as well as stylish threads.
  • Refinery – Small business with handmade messenger bags and funky jewelry.
  • Teddy on Smith Street – Large assortment of handbags and other accessories.
  • Written by Forest – One-of-a-kind gifts by indie designers.
  • Brooklyn Strategist – Shrine to all things game-related. Store plus hangout and café.
  • Brooklyn Pub – Carved wood bar transplanted from Germany in the 1870’s plus a pool table and jukebox.