Long before Brooklyn emerged as a globally recognized brand, the Dutch settled here in the 17th century and established towns that later grew into some of Brooklyn’s best-known neighborhoods, such as Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush and Bushwick. From its beginnings as a rural area consisting mostly of farms, Brooklyn grew into a prosperous and busy city of row houses, churches, parks, factories and ports during the mid and late 19th century.

The mission of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is to protect the historically, architecturally and culturally significant buildings and sites in Brooklyn and in the five boroughs of New York City.

Brooklyn has a total of 33 historic districts. Below are the names, maps and dates of designation of all 33 districts as of April 2016. All maps by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Albermarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District – Designated July 11, 1978

Albermarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District

 

Alice and Agate Courts Historic District – Designated February 10, 2009

Alice and Agate Courts Historic District


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Bedford Historic District – Designated December 8, 2015

Bedford Historic District

Bedford-Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District – Designated April 16, 2013

Bedford Stuyvesant:Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District

Boerum Hill Historic District – Designated November 20, 1973

Boerum Hill Historic District

Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District – Designated September 13, 2011

Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District

Brooklyn Heights Historic District – Designated November 23, 1965

Brooklyn Heights Historic District


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Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District – Designated September 26, 1978

Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District

Carroll Gardens Historic District – Designated September 25, 1973

Carroll Gardens Historic District

Chester Court Historic District – Designated December 16, 2014

Chester Court Historic District

Clinton Hill Historic District – Designated November 10, 1981

Clinton Hill Historic District

Cobble Hill Historic District – Designated December 20, 1969; Extended June 7, 1988

Cobble Hill Historic District

Crown Heights North Phase I Historic District – Designated April 24, 2007

Crown Heights North Phase I Historic District

Crown Heights North Phase II Historic District – Designated June 28, 2011

Crown Heights North Phase II Historic District

Crown Heights North Phase III Historic District – Designated March 24, 2015

Crown Heights North Phase III Historic District

Ditmas Park Historic District – Designated August 29, 1981

Ditmas Park Historic District

DUMBO Historic District – Designated December 18, 2007

Dumbo Historic District


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Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District – Designated October 30, 2007

Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District

Fillmore Place Historic District – Designated May 12, 2009

Fillmore Place Historic District

Fiske Terrace – Midwood Park Historic District – Designated March 18, 2008

Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District

Fort Greene Historic District – Designated September 26, 1978

Fort Greene Historic District

Fulton Ferry Historic District – Designated June 28, 1977

Fulton Ferry Historic District

Greenpoint Historic District – Designated September 14, 1982; Amended July 26, 2005

Greenpoint Historic District

Ocean on the Park Historic District – Designated October 27, 2009

Ocean on the Park Historic District

Park Place Historic District – Designated June 26, 2012

Park Place Historic District

Park Slope Historic District Expansion II – Designated April 12, 2016

Park Slope Historic District

Park Slope Extension Historic District – Designated April 17, 2012

Park Slope Extension Historic District

Prospect Heights Historic District – Designated June 23, 2009

Prospect Heights Historic District

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District – Designated October 9, 1979

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District

Prospect Park South Historic District – Designated February 8, 1979

Prospect Park South Historic District

Stuyvesant Heights Historic District – September 14, 1971

Stuyvesant Heights Historic District

Vinegar Hill Historic District – Designated January 14, 1997

Vinegar Hill Historic District

Wallabout Historic District – Designated July 12, 2011

Wallabout Historic District

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