About the District

Community District 2 consists of Downtown Brooklyn, the residential and mixed-use neighborhoods around the downtown core, and the industrial park in the former Brooklyn Navy Yard. Downtown Brooklyn is the city's third largest central business district and the civic center for the most populous county in New York State.

Most of the residential neighborhoods in the district were first developed in the nineteenth-century and primarily consist of rowhouses and low-scale commercial streets. There are also taller buildings constructed in the 1950s and 1960s as part of government housing programs and more recently through private development. These residential neighborhoods are Boerum Hill, Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

The neighborhoods closer to the East River contain a mix of residential and commercial uses, including traditional and TAMI (tech, advertising, media and information) industry, in buildings developed during various periods in a variety of scales and styles. Dumbo, Fulton Ferry Landing and Vinegar Hill are the waterfront neighborhoods in the community.

There are several specially-mapped districts within Community District 2. The community district is home to seven, and a portion of an eighth, business improvement districts. Eight historic districts are located here. Over 100 acres is mapped parkland.

Community District 2 overlaps with parts of three congressional, two state senate, three assembly and three city council districts.