New York City's most populous neighborhood, Brooklyn is well known for its incredible public and private architecture, ethnically diverse neighborhoods and array of attractions. Homes for rent in Brooklyn are conveniently located in the grand scheme of the city, providing all the benefits New York has to offer.
Fast Facts for Brooklyn Renters
Brooklyn was actually its own city until 1898, when it was consolidated to form New York City.
Brooklyn has one of the highest degrees of linguistic diversity in the country - along with English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Yiddish, French Creole, Italian, Hebrew and Polish are spoken at home by sizable amounts of the population.
Public transit options abound in Brooklyn. Eighteen subway lines that are part of the New York City Subway system have stops in Brooklyn, which is further connected by a massive network of public busses. Brooklyn also has decent cab availability. The JFK International and LaGuardia airports are easy to access on public transportation.
Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are served by the New York City Department of Education public school system as well as a variety of specialized, private and parochial schools. One of the most famous is the Brooklyn Technical High School. Higher education institutions include Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Brooklyn Online is a great place to get familiar with the neighborhoods and culture of the borough.
Things to Do in Brooklyn
Coney Island is likely the most famous of Brooklyn's many attractions, but other top spots include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, the Jamaica Plains Wildlife Refuge and the Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Eclectic shopping and top cuisine of virtually every variety imaginable are available in Brooklyn's many neighborhoods.