Brooklyn Commons is the new name of what was once known as the MetroTech Center. Owned by Brookfield Properties, Brooklyn Commons is a 16-acre campus that combines office space, dining options, cultural venues, and public parks. This rebrand includes a $50 million investment to update and rejuvenate the superblock between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Jay Street.
Specifically, three of the twelve Brooklyn Commons buildings will be renovated to have new foyers, outdoor porches, and ground-floor retail to attract customers. Brooklyn Commons Park, the central 3.5-acre public outdoor space of the campus, will also be revamped. The ice skating rink is already open. New benches and seating areas, better lighting, and improved mapping are all underway.
Brooklyn Commons is also offering arts and cultural programming for the community. The Arts Brookfield program at Brooklyn Commons includes educational programs, theater performances, movie screenings, musical events, and holiday celebrations.