About the Neighborhood

The always-active New Yorker can find eternal stimulation in Boerum Hill. When not bopping between Barclay Center basketball games and concerts—and operas, films and ballets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music—there’s multi-ethnic eating to do at restaurants that become Brooklyn-y by way of France, Syria, Piedmont, Spain and Montreal. And while much of the neighborhood certainly bustles, there’s also certain serenity to its brownstone-lined, tree-shaded streets.

Calexico’s cheesey, guacamoley-y nachos are the perfect Barclay’s courtside snack.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts everything from movies to opera.

French Louie does simple, excellent French-ish food.

Watch a game or concert with Jay and Bey.

One Hanson Place, aka “the beacon of Brooklyn” has one of the world's only four-sided clock towers.

Soft, fresh-baked pita amid a stretch of Middle Eastern joints.

Brooklyn’s restaurant row.

Art, dance and literature collide at The Invisible Dog, a raw art space.

Home cooks will find it hard to resist splurging at Brooklyn Fare.

Francophiles live for Bar Tabac’s Bastille Day street party on Smith Street.