Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Heights: With its quaint brownstones and beautifully landscaped streets, Brooklyn Heights is a historic area featuring a promenade with inspiring views.

DUMBO: An acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” DUMBO has amazing views and a bustling art scene.

Williamsburg/Greenpoint: Greenpoint is home to Brooklyn’s Polish neighborhood, while Williamsburg has a large Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish population. Over the past decade, both neighborhoods have been transformed into a bustling, hip community.

Bushwick: The largest hub of Brooklyn’s Hispanic-American community, Bushwick is also home to a growing demographic of artists. Bushwick’s Hispanic population is mainly Puerto Rican, with a large Dominican and South American population as well.

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill: A vibrant community surrounding Fort Greene Park and the Pratt Institute, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill offer a diverse mix of brownstones, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Bedford Stuyvesant: Home to one of the most famous African-American communities in the city, “Bed-Stuy” is often referenced in hip hop and African-American art.

Park Slope: Popular among young families, Park Slope is a charming district of brownstones, cafes and shops.

Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens: This trifecta of neighborhoods, known as “BoCoCa,” is a hub of elegant brownstones and bustling cafes, restaurants and shops. While Middle Eastern restaurants and shops line Atlantic Avenue, Carroll Gardens has an Italian population with meat markets and patisseries to check out.

Prospect Heights/Crown Heights: Prospect Heights borders Prospect Park, while Crown Heights is best known for its large Caribbean population and annual West Indian Carnival.