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Montague Street is home to to an upscale mix of local boutiques, New York-based chains, and national retailers, including Design Within Reach, M·A·C, Le Pain Quotidien, Banana Republic, J.McLaughlin, Ricky's NYC, City Chemist, Ann Taylor Loft, and Starbucks. In addition to historic brownstones, many of which have retail uses on both their ground and second floors, high-rise towers provide more than 700,000 square feet of Class A office space. Tenants enjoy superb transit connections and a diverse customer base of affluent residents, local workers and students, and international visitors.

Fact Sheet

Download a Montague Street retail and demographic fact sheet [PDF] or see summary information below.

demographics

Workers & Visitors

In addition to the resident population, Montague Street attracts thousands of local workers, students, and other visitors every day.

The Brooklyn Promenade, one of the Borough's most visited attractions, is located at the foot of Montague Street. Brooklyn's civic center — home to Brooklyn Borough Hall and an extensive complex of Federal District Court and NY State Court buildings — is one block away.

Nearby educational institutions include two colleges (Brooklyn Law School and St. Francis College) and two K-12 private schools (Packer Collegiate Institute and Saint Ann's School).

 

Resources for District Tenants

Sanitation Information
Montague Street commercial tenants are required to have their waste and recycling removed by a licensed carting company.

Montague Street's residential and non-profit garbage is collected by the NYC Dept. of Sanitation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; bags should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5 PM on the preceding day. Residential and non-profit recycling is picked up on Wednesday only.

Montague Street food-service establishments can get free waste cooking-oil removal through the Doe Fund's Resource Recovery program. Contact BID Executive Director Brigit Pinnell at 718-522-3649, for more information.

Installing Awnings & Signs
Montague Street blocks west of Clinton Street are located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Business owners planning on installing new or replacement signs or awnings should file an Application for Work on Designated Properties with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. While specific questions should be directed to Landmarks' public information office, at 212-669-7817, the following general conditions apply:

  • Awnings should be made of canvas and have open sides.
  • Any awning skirt should be loose, able to move in the wind, rather than attached at the sides.
  • Lettering should be printed only on the skirt, not on the awning top.
  • Signs should be flat and mounted horizontally across the width of the facade.

For more information, see Landmarks' Work Guidelines & Material Checklists [PDF] or the more detailed Rules of the Landmarks Preservation Commission [PDF]. Or contact Brigit Pinnell, BID director, at 718-522-3649, for assistance.

Tree Planting
The NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation will plant a free street tree in front of your home or business. Get more info or request a tree online.

Brooklyn Business Resources

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
25 Elm Place, Suite 200, 2nd Floor
718-875-1000
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce provides members with promotion, marketing, and other support services, including Brooklyn HealthWorks, a low-cost insurance program for local small businesses.

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard, T-4162

718-368-6781
Entrepreneurs and small businesses can get training, business planning, referrals, and other technical assistance from the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.

NYC Business Solutions Center
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor
718-875-3400

Operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center offers classes, makes referrals, coordinates SBS services, and helps small businesses address concerns with government agencies or utility companies.

SBS also offers NYC Business Express, an online tool that consolidates many of the license, permit, and tax applications required to do business in New York City. The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of city, state, and federal incentives for which your business may qualify.