Boerum Hill and Beyond: What to Do Near 465 Pacific

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Over the past decade or two, historic Boerum Hill has become one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods. Recent developments in the area—such as the addition of Morris Adjmi’s 465 Pacific—offer more opportunities to live in Boerum Hill and enjoy all it has to offer. The 30 new homes, ranging from one- to five-bedrooms, will include terrace duplex homes and penthouses.

Living in Boerum Hill gives residents easy access to some of the city’s best boutiques, major shopping centers, diverse restaurants, and Brooklyn’s cultural district. Following is a taste of what Boerum Hill and its adjacent neighborhoods have to offer.

Bird photo via Facebook

Bird photo via Facebook

Shopping
The Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill sections of Atlantic Avenue have long been a destination for antiques and Middle Eastern goods. In recent years, these institutions have been joined by one of Brooklyn’s best collection of fashion boutiques. Just up the street from 465 Pacific, Meg features custom tailored women’s clothing cut to fit “real women.” Across the street, Steven Alan sells high quality fashion for men, women, kids, and the home. Bird, on nearby Smith Street, has been voted New York magazine’s “Best Women’s Boutique.”

If your taste in shopping is more literary, BookCourt in Cobble Hill offers not only a thoughtfully curated selection of books, but a roster of world-famous authors who read at the store.

 

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Culture
465 Pacific is mere blocks away from Barclays Center, which, in addition to being the home of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders, attracts major artists from the worlds of rock, hip-hop and R&B. Also nearby, the Brooklyn Academy of Music continues to put together season after season of relevant, cutting edge performances in music, drama, dance, and more (including Brooklyn’s best arthouse cinema.)

In the words of the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood, the nearby Theatre for a New Audience “remains the most sophisticated purveyor of revivals in the major Off-Broadway leagues.”

For those who prefer their culture with a bit more activity, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club offers occasional live music with food trucks, a large and lively bar, and, of course, shuffleboard.

 

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Dining
Speaking of food, there is no shortage of excellent dining options near 465 Pacific. The French comfort food bistro Bacchus draws a steady trade and rave reviews for its cuisine, including such Gallic favorites as duck rillettes and salmon in saffron sauce, as well as its lovely garden space. New York magazine called Building on Bond its “Best Neighborhood Hangout” — as you might after tasting what one reviewer called “the best burger in the neighborhood.”

If farm-to-table Northern Italian cuisine is your thing, then you’ll be right home at Rucola, a lovely restaurant at an historic Boerum Hill corner. Customers love the the roast chicken, branzino crudo, meat plate, caponata and, especially, the house-made bread. French Louie is another bistro making waves in the New York culinary world.

 

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Jimmy Kimmel at BAM photo by Stella K. via Yelp

Leisure
At the end of Atlantic Avenue is a world-class park that continues to improve. Brooklyn Bridge Park, spanning the East River waterfront from the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 6, has a bevy of activities for kids and grown-ups, from Jane’s Carousel to kayaking, to soccer and volleyball leagues, to barbecuing. Plus, it’s a great place to catch Fourth of July fireworks. And it’s only a short walk or quick bus ride away.

 

Life at 465 Pacific puts you in the center of some of Brooklyn’s most vital neighborhoods. For more information, visit 465 Pacific.

 

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