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Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn

It's in the middle of it all. Literally, Downtown Brooklyn has totally reinvented itself as a mixed community with new developments, high-tech and media companies, and changing retail. 

Belltel Lofts is a 300-unit conversion of a former telephone switch center. Now, it's become a residential hub with a strong amenity suite, world-class Art Deco lobby, and some of the largest living spaces in the neighborhood. Families and singles compose a strong community anchoring the building.

It's convenience that drives the emergence of Downtown Brooklyn. During the day, countless retail and restaurants are seconds away. The area is walking distance to Brooklyn HeightsCarroll GardensBoerum HillFort Greene, and Atlantic Yards. Virtually every subway line runs through the neighborhood. At night, it's quiet like SoHo. 

Hotels and higher-level retail will replace the Dollar Stores and fast-food restaurants within two years. Downtown Brooklyn will continue to thrive. 

CLASSICS AND INSIDE TIPS:

Dine: Junior's. The cheesecake is known all over the world. Sit at the counter or grab a booth. The borough president could be right next to you.

Do: Brooklyn Tabernacle. A world-class choir performs weekly at this Downtown Brooklyn non-denominational church. They can really sing. It becomes emotional.

See: Barclays Center. At the crossroads of several neighborhoods, Barclays Center might be the top-designed sports arena in the world. The oculus at its entry stretches 120-feet over a public plaza.

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