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Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), is a public college located in the heart of Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City. BC has often been voted one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, with its massive Georgian-style buildings, but it’s a very different campus than more traditional colleges. A commuter campus with an urban setting, BC is ideal for those who want to start a new life in a big city. How much bigger can you get than New York?

The Commuter School

Brooklyn College is the ultimate commuter school, because so few students live on campus. Until recently, BC did not offer on-campus housing options at all, so you had no choice but to find your own place. Though the college has added some dorms, the options are still slim. However, its central location means that finding apartments in a safe, cool neighborhood is easy, if you know where to look. Brooklyn College is surrounded by large apartment complexes, so you have plenty of units up for grabs. If you’re looking for something smaller and homier, like a townhome or duplex, there are many of those scattered throughout Brooklyn, too. Apartment hunting in a big city can seem daunting, so don’t forget to read our blog to help you in this process.

No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn!

Commuting to and from school should be a piece of cake with a public transit system like New York City’s. However, trains are not immune to delays, so plan your trips well and leave enough time for bus malfunctions. Brooklyn is such a diverse place that it’s close to impossible to pinpoint the most popular restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and venues in the area. Whatever your tastes are, you’ll find your spot in Brooklyn; Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden offer beauty and activities that appeal to nearly everyone. Plus, Manhattan is only a short train ride away, giving you even more opportunities for adventure.

Average Apartment Rent in Brooklyn

# Bedrooms Sep Aug Jun 3 Month % change
Studio $2,710 $2,614 $2,161 25.4%
1 Bed $2,222 $2,018 $2,302 -3.5%
2 Bed $2,478 $2,506 $2,831 -12.5%
3 Bed $2,592 $2,572 $2,744 -5.5%

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Apartments in Brooklyn - View 26 properties

$1975 One bedroom in Brooklyn-3320 Ave H

$1975 One bedroom in Brooklyn-3320 Ave H

Brooklyn, New York, 11210

1 Bedroom$1,975

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$1350 1 bedroom in 1966 Nostrand Ave

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$1950 One bedroom in Brooklyn-East 26th

$1950 One bedroom in Brooklyn-East 26th

Brooklyn, New York, 11210

1 Bedroom$1,950

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$1350 One bedroom in Brooklyn-946 East 26th

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$1395 One bedroom in Brooklyn-1791 New York Ave

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Local Talk

Get answers about Brooklyn from local experts or tell us what you love about it.

  • What are some quiet neighborhoods in Brooklyn?

    Marine Park in Brooklyn is one of the quietest areas even though it's very friendly and neighbors talk to each other over the back fence. Brooklyn Heights is pretty quiet too even though it looks across at Lower Manhattan. It's mostly low rise little row houses so it has a neighborhood feel to it too.

  • What neighborhoods in Brooklyn are good for eating out?

    All thirty of Brooklyn's neighborhoods have some great places for eating, but my two favorites are Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights. Both have a good vibe. A lot of places are doing organic, but the best one is Ziggy's. Really amazing and one of the best iPod music selections anywhere!

  • what subways serve the columbia street waterfront district

    Subway lines 2,3,4,5,F,G,N,R, A,C serve Columbia street Waterfront District.

  • What would an ideal weekend be like in Brooklyn?

    An ideal weekend in Brooklyn involves taking in the sights of this culture-rich New York City borough. Take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and soak up the breathtaking views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty. Visit the Brooklyn Museum, the second largest art museum in New York City, and check out the magnificent Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Don't forget to walk over to Prospect Park where you can spend time at the zoo, the Audubon center, or possibly enjoy an outdoor concert during the summer months. Catch the sunset from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a clear view of the Manhattan skyline, and then wind down the day with a tour and tasting over at the internationally renowned Brooklyn Brewery.

  • How is the nightlife in Brooklyn?

    Brooklyn has an excellent after-dark scene. It differs, however, depending on which neighborhood you're in. Downtown Brooklyn has most of the tourists and a great view of the Manhattan skyline, Williamsburg is more bohemian, Prospect Park is more moneyed, and Gowanus and Red Hook are artististic communities. The Williamsburg bar scene has places like AKA potion, Barcade, and Goodbye Blue Monday, named after a Kurt Vonnegut novel.

  • Is Brooklyn a good place for younger people?

    Yes, Brooklyn is a great place for younger people. First of all, plenty of other young people live in Brooklyn, so there is no shortage of social options. It's also a lot cheaper than Manhattan, and you tend to get more space for your money, apartment-wise. As far as nightlife is concerned, it does depend on the neighborhood, but generally there are countless bars and music venues, as well as a burgeoning restaurant scene for all budgets. The arts are also a very big part of Brookyln, with many galleries hosting shows. For those without cars, Brookyln also boasts an excellent public transportation system.

  • any short let- like one week?

    Hi! Here are the properties we found in Brooklyn that offer short-term leases: http://www.mynewplace.com/search?q=brooklyn%2C+ny&x=0&y=0. You can use the "Check Availability" button to contact the landlord with specific questions about lease lengths. Hope some of these work for you, and let us know if you need any help using the site!