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Heading westward brings us into the hood known as Boerum Hill. It goes from Warren to State Sts between Court St and 4th Ave with part of Flatbush Ave. This hood is mostly residential. Originally, it was mostly rural land that wasn't known until Simmon Boerum purchased it for his farm. They made the land into a farm for their family to live on. In 1836, Boerum Hill was seeing a growing population by ferry service that was from nearby Fulton Ferry. In the 1850's, a number of 3 to 4 story Greek/Italianate rowhouses were being built by the expanding middle class. In the 1920's, it attracted many Vaudville actors who were known for travelling. Unfortunately, Boerum Hill fell to blight as did other neighborhoods did around the time of WWII. In the 1960's, it was being gentrified for better living. In 1973, most of Boerum Hill was made into a designated landmark. As a result, it became a major area for antiques. Most consider it to be part of South Brooklyn since it is below Atlantic Ave. Boerum Hill is home to the Brooklyn Dention Ctr. You can get here by taking the subway to Pacific St-4th Ave (D, M, N, R) and Bergen St-Smith St (F, G). Here is what you will find in Boerum Hill.




























































 
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