Borough Park (sometimes called Boro Park), located in southwest-central Brooklyn, is a comparatively quiet neighborhood with unique characteristics that set it apart from the reset of the borough.
Neighboring Bay Ridge and Prospect Park, the heart of the area runs from 11th to 18th avenues and between 40th and 60st streets, with boundaries stretching from Fort Hamilton Parkway to Bay Parkway and 60th Street to McDonald Avenue.
As a home to one of the country’s largest Orthodox Jewish communities, the area is infused with traditions of its residents and is a culturally vibrant neighborhood. Borough Park is an economically diverse neighborhood, with people of all backgrounds living and working together. Given the relatively large families of its residents, it’s common to see sidewalks filled with parents walking with strollers and children playing.
One of Borough Park’s central business areas lies along 13th Avenue between 39th Street and 55th Street. Apartments tend to be close to markets and shops, so if you live here amenities can be right out your door. Commercial areas also have local branches of many national and local New York banks. Neighborhood restaurants, cafes and shops are located on 13th and 16th avenues, and the area has many locally owned businesses. Favorite neighborhood restaurants include Schnitzi, serving Israeli-style fried chicken cutlet sandwiches, and Ba Xuyen, which has Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches. Mister Hotpot brings people together for its namesake soup, and crowds flock to Pacificana for dim sum.
Borough Park is also home to Maimonides Medical Center, a major Brooklyn hospital and the Brooklyn campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Known for its Infants and Children’s Hospital, it is one of only three fully accredited children’s hospitals in New York City. Maimonides also sees the most births in New York. Public transportation in Borough Park includes the D train, which runs express through Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the M train, as well as local buses. These trains can take riders toward Bensonhurst or Sunset Park, Park Slope and Downtown Brooklyn.
|Building Address||# no-fee apts|
|6002 FT HAMILTON PARKWAY||43|
|70 Dahill Road||11|
|4800 14 Avenue||3|
|4114 9 Avenue||2|
|3403 14 Avenue||1|
|902 41 Street||1|