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 brownstones, 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.