Boerum Hill

High ceilings, exposed brick, and artisanal goods accumulate in Boerum Hill.

Boerum Hill sports a tree-lined and trendy Brooklyn aesthetic. Cool shops and first-rate dining are synonymous with Boerum Hill and its sister neighborhoods, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Not a neighborhood to get lost in the pack, Boerum Hill maintains its edge through its diverse array of unique eateries and locally supported retail shops. Combine its feel-good charm with convenient subway access, and it’s easy to understand this neighborhood's not-so-secret popularity.

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On the Map

Boerum Hill is within Brooklyn and bordered by Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, and Carroll Gardens

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 29 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 17 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Boerum Hill: Balanced Living in New York City

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This central Brooklyn neighborhood is beloved for its ability to strike a wholesome balance.

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Boerum Hill walks the line between urban excitement and suburban sanctuary.

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Big City Activity with Small-Town Ambience

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Boerum Hill is replete with restaurants and cafes, places to shop, and spaces to play.

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Boerum Hill's atmosphere thrives on its array of residents–young and old, fast and slow, artisanal and commercial, relaxed and on-the-go.

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Easy on the eyes without losing its edge, Boerum Hill toes the line between classic and couture.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.