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 neighbourhoods, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Not a neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood's not-so-secret popularity.

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On the Map

Boerum Hill is within Brooklyn and bordered by Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, 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 neighbourhood 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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 You are steps away from an endless supply of great food, fantastic shopping, and amazing people. Smith St. is known for its restaurants, and it does not disappoint. This area is known for attracting celebrity residents, and you will quickly understand why."

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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Boerum Hill has become one of the go to neighbourhoods in New York City. It's residents range from movie actors to acclaimed writers and musicians. While the area has become gentrified, some of the old neighbourhood staples are still intact, including great butchers and bakeries. Even the more trendy shops have a nice neighbourhood feel as many of them are run by young entrepreneurs."


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood.