Introducing Boerum Hill
If you didn’t happen to know better, you might miss sweet little Boerum Hill. Nestled along a bustling stretch of Atlantic Avenue on the borough’s west side, peruse an unexpectedly cosmopolitan trove of quaint homes, gardens, treasure-laden antiques emporia and small designer boutiques.
Here, trees rustle softly between historic brownstone row houses, while intimate and laid-back dining spots, including the arboreal Rucola on Dean Street and Jewish delicatessen Mile End on Hoyt Street, are tucked away and adored by this friendly and tightly knit community.
Further west, the promenade overlooking the East River waterfront is a perennial favorite for running and romantic strolls. It’s also the best spot around here to snap a picture-perfect panorama of the Statue of Liberty and beyond. And if sight of the Manhattan makes you crave her company, don’t fret: a couple of different lines can deliver you there in a matter of minutes.
Distances to airports
By car (without traffic): JFK – 30 mins | LaGuardia – 20 mins
Distances to Manhattan
By subway: Soho – 25 mins | Times Square – 30 mins | Central Park – 45 mins
Our hosts recommend
Best known for
Planning a hike?
In spite of the 'hill', the area is in fact mostly flat.
The annual Atlantic Antic
A huge street fair with food, rides, and music.
Here, trees rustle softly between historic brownstone row houses, while intimate and laid-back dining spots are tucked away and adored by this friendly and tightly knit community.