Brooklyn Off The Beaten Path

  • Interesting mix of religious symbols
    Interesting mix of religious symbols
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    Battle Marker within cemetery
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    Tiffany Marker is surprisingly...
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Brooklyn

  • 1. The Greenwood Cemetery

    The Greenwood section of Brooklyn is one of the highest points in that borough. This means it is a good place to both (1) mount a military defense and (2) have a cemetery. George Washington's...

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  • 2. Coney Island

    Coney Island! The Stillwell Avenue Station has been totally re-done. It's quite a sight. Also, try to catch a Cyclones game, if you can! It's a great stadium, and it's not as expensive as Yankee...

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  • 3. Graffitti and Street Art

    Graffitti in Williamsburg is some of the most colorful. Besides the typical tags, there are some beautiful murals, memorial art, and keep your eyes peeled for the aliens! Take the JMZ to Marcy or...

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  • 4. The Verrazano Bridge

    After having a nice brunch in Bay Ridge, make your way down to the water. You can't walk over the bridge, but the view is wonderful from the long walkway by the water. It can be difficult to get there...

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  • 5. Brighton Beach

    if you're on brighton beach in the summer, don't bother eating at any of those overpriced restaurants on the boardwalk; instead, buy some food at any of the russian stores like Odessa, National and my...

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  • 6. Brooklyn Museum of Art

    The Brooklyn Museum of Art is lovely. After a major renovation, it looks and feels bright and well ordered. The American collection has especially improved. The main rotunda has been fixed up and it's...

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  • 7. Brooklyn Brewery

    Brooklyn Brewery is located in the heart of Williamsburg and they offer tours and tastings on Fridays and Saturdays. They run a fierce operation and it is undoubtedly the best local beer. They have a...

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  • 9. Brooklyn Navy Yard - BLDG 92

    It is a new free admission museum opened in Nov 2011.The museum was inside Building 92 inside Brooklyn Navy Yard, where they built big navy ships there. A lot...

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  • 10. Civil War era Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn

    You can't shop at the Empire Stores (short for storehouse), although you might be able to within a few years if restoration goes as planned. Located in...

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  • 11. Artist Colony at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

    Located in DUMBO, one of the last remaining genuinely artsy-fartsty neighborhoods left in New York. Reminds me of the days when New York was still cool. There's...

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  • 12. Armory

    Drive by the Brooklyn Armory. The Armory, located at the junction of Atlantic Ave and Bedford Ave, is a beautiful structure. The architecture is well worth the...

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  • 13. Views of Manhattan

    During my walks around Brooklyn I came upon some great views of Manhattan. This dead-end (see picture) was one of my favourites. There was such a contrast...

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  • 14. DUMBO: A Step Back in Time ...

    Not to be confused with Disney's famous pachyderm, D.U.M.B.O. is an acronym for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass." With quiet cobblestone streets and...

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  • 15. Naval Commandant's House

    Nestled right on the water in Vinegar Hill, the Naval Commandant's house is visible behind a locked gate. Although you cannot go up to the house, drive by to...

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  • 16. Vinegar Hill

    This recently revitalized neighbourhood boasts many belgian flagstone streets and cute cafes and bodegas. Its a great place to go for a jog or just wander and...

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  • 17. Wyckoff House

    Henry & Abraham Wyckoff House was built in 1766. Kings Highway was used as a conduit for British troops during the Revolution and this house was seized and used...

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  • 18. Prospect Park

    This huge public park was designed by the same architect (Olmstead) who did the Central Park in Manhattan. This is a pleasant place to visit and walk around,...

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  • 19. Another Bridge in Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Bridge gets all the fame and poetry, the Manhattan Bridge gets more traffic and one of the Metro lines. A piece of trivia: of all the bridges that...

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  • 20. Historic Neighborhoods

    Many parts of this boro have neighborhoods reserved as "historic districts". Just walking through some will help discover some beautiful architecture and the...

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  • 21. Actually another Queens Tip

    There are a lot of places to rollerblade, run, ride your bike, etc around the city. I love doing that at Jacob Riis Park in the evening. It's right on the...

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  • 22. Prospect Park Bordered by...

    Prospect Park Bordered by Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Parkside Avenue. Prospect Park is one of the finest creations of the landscape architects Frederick Law...

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