Historically the commercial and civic center of the borough, Downtown Brooklyn has seen a rise in residential real estate development in recent years with dozens of new luxury condo towers and apartment buildings being built in the neighborhood. With its central location in the heart of Brooklyn, the neighborhood offers residents great access to public transportation, and a quick, convenient commute to Manhattan all while being just a stones throw away from the action in neighboring hotspots Dumbo, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights. As in other primarily commercial neighborhoods evenings tend to be quieter, with less crowds and nightlife, creating a tranquil, family friendly vibe. Attractions in Downtown Brooklyn include the Fulton Street Mall, with its many shops, cafes and restaurants, the NYC Transit Museum, and Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is also only a short walk away, in neighboring Fort Greene.