Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in Brooklyn roughly bounded by State Street to the north, 4th Avenue to
the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south.
This neighborhood was featured in two of Jonathan Lethem's books: The Fortress of Solitude, set primarily
on one block in Boerum Hill (Dean Street between Nevins Street and Bond Street), andMotherless Brooklyn,
which is centered on Bergen, between Smith and Hoyt. The development of this neighborhood has created
an interesting mix of urban landscape with opulent brownstones, newly-opened boutiques and restaurants
(particularly stretching along Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue). As a cross-section of Brooklyn, Boerum Hill
exemplifies the borough's great beauty.