Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn. It’s named for the colonial farm of the Boerum family that occupied most of the area, and was one home to a large community of steel workers from the Mohawk Indian Reservations in western New York. It now attracts artists, literati and stars with its architecture and gardens and its highlights include magnificent tree-lined streets of Greek Revival and Italianate style row houses, built between 1840 and 1870, converted industrial spaces and newly-opened boutiques and restaurants (particularly stretching along Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue. As a cross-section of Brooklyn, Boerum Hill exemplifies the borough’s great diversity in the space of a few square blocks.
In The News: Close-Up on Boerum Hill. The Boundaries: occupies 36 blocks bounded by State Street to the north, 4th Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west and Warren Street to the south. The Commute: F, G lines to Bergen Street, Carroll Street or Smith & 9th Streets. B 75 and B 77 buses. The trip from the Smith/9th Streets station on the F line to the East Bday station in Manhattan is approx. 21 minutes. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.