From BAM’s first-class arts complex to the nearby memorial monuments of the American Revolutionary war, Boerum Hill is surrounded by culture, architecture and a rich legacy. Even the neighborhood’s homes carry a cultural heritage, with nearly three hundred brownstones registered as national historic landmarks.
WILLIAMSBURG SAVINGS BANK
1 Hanson Place
The former Williamsburg Savings Bank is the architectural icon of the borough. Known for its four-sided clock, gilded copper dome, and vast marble banking hall, the building is home to the Brooklyn Flea on winter weekends.
BROOKLYN WAR MEMORIAL
195 Cadman Plaza West
Located in Cadman Plaza, the Brooklyn War Memorial is a granite and limestone monolith honoring the 327,000 Brooklynites who served their country during World War II.
PRISON SHIP MARTYRS’ MONUMENT
Fort Greene Park
In Fort Greene Park, the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument rises nearly 150 feet, as a Doric column supports an eight-ton bronze urn. It stands as the city’s largest war memorial of the American Revolution.
GRAND ARMY PLAZA
A memorial to the heroes of the Civil War, the elaborately carved archway is the city’s Arc de Triomphe. The plaza is also the site of Brooklyn’s
largest greenmarket, held every Saturday.
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
30 Lafayette Avenue
The oldest performing arts center in America, BAM is a leading hub for the international arts, whether it’s traditional or contemporary dance, opera, classical music, or film. The Peter Jay Sharp Building, a historic landmark, houses the grand opera house and concert hall. Hosting renowned artists and ideas, BAM Rose Cinemas showcases the best of independent and alternative film in a state-of-the-art viewing experience staged in a restored playhouse theater.