Brooklyn Things to Do

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  • 1. Botanical Garden

    The gardens are a wonderful place to find yourself in. Although not as big as the New York Botanical Gardens, they still deserve a visit. As a child I would visit the gardens on special occasions,...

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  • 2. Coney Island

    Coney Island is so infamous for a reason. Sure, it's undergone some recent development (Luna Park) and now you're less likely to get tetanus from walking on the sand, but there's still a good amount...

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  • 3. Brooklyn Bridge

    Great images to take from the Brooklyn Bridge of Lower Manhattan! This bridge is nowhere near the busiest of New York's Bridges--George Washington Bridge into the Bronx from New Jersey is the nation's...

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  • 4. New York Aquarium

    As a child I remember my parents taking us to the aquarium at least once every summer, usually after a few hours of spending time in Coney Island. I recall that my mom would go nuts looking for me...

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  • 5. Heights Promenade

    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade became a favortie place for me to take that special someone. I didn't visit the Promenade even though I lived in Brooklyn until after I was dating my then to be husband....

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  • 6. Park Slope District

    Manhattan has Park Avenue, Brooklyn has Park Slope! Don't miss this beautiful historical residential area of Brooklyn, located along the Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West, passing by the Grand...

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  • 7. Prospect Park

    Opened in 1993, the zoo is a wonderful spot to spend a couple of hours. Nestled in Prospect Park, you can meet wallabies and prarie dogs. While it cannot compete with the Bronx Zoo, it is a nice way...

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  • 8. Museum of Art

    The musuem is the second largest art museum in New York City and also one of the largest in the US. Housed in a Beaux-Arts building is the expansive collections of 17th, 18th and 19th century...

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  • 9. Fulton Ferry Landing

    Along with the Brooklyn Promenade the Fulton Ferry Landing is a great place to visit if you want to get some fantastic views of the NYC skyline as well as where you can hop on and off of the NYC Water...

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  • 10. Grand Army Plaza

    Meant as a grand entrance to Prospect Park, the Arch was designed by John H. Duncan (he later went on to design Grant’s Tomb in NYC) after being choosen by two experts appointed by the Soldiers and...

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  • 11. Williamsburg Bridge

    Starts in Brooklyn lands in Manhatten. Jumps the east river from the new hip to the past hip. A walk across will drop you into the lower east side from Willamsburg Brooklyn as so named. On the walk...

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  • 12. Waterfront

    FBF was New York City's first municipal airport, but never succeeded as a commercial airport--instead it became the site of a few record breaking flights during the "Golden Age of Aviation"...

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  • 13. Public Library

    Located in the heart of Brooklyn, visit this large public library. The library contains more than 1.5 million books, magazines, and multimedia materials, free Internet access throughout the building,...

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  • 14. West Indian Day Parade

    Jump Up! It's a BIG party... and TONS of fun! Every Labor Day, just remember: it's the West Indian Day parade and lots of Floats, music and great food are served up for you the Visitor! I'm upset with...

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  • 15. Old Stone House

    The Battle of Brooklyn was fought in Brooklyn between August 22 and August 27, 1776. The Battle of Brooklyn (also known as Battle of Long Island) was the first engagement of the army of England and...

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  • 16. New York Transit Museum

    Interesting interactive museum that details the history of NYC mass transit. Great old subway cars that you can sit in. Admission used to be a subway token and it's located in a decommissioned subway...

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  • 17. Walk Along Montague to Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    The Brooklyn Height Promenade is located on an escarpment over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) with a view oriented the East River and toward the skyline...

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  • 18. Metrotech Commons

    Located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, Metrotech center is a small spot of nature. Businesses and Polytechnic University surround the square. The square has...

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  • 19. Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Nothing says summer like the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. best yet, let your freak flag fly by dressing up in your best aquatic get up and joining the parade....

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  • 20. Prospect Park Zoo

    As children we would find ourselves visiting the zoo quite often. Located in Prospect Park, it was close to our home. We would spend hours seeing the animals...

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  • 21. Jehovah Witness "Bethel"

    Near the Brooklyn Bridge you will see two huge buildings that have WATCHTOWER on them. These are the printing facilities for all of the material the Jehovah's...

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  • 22. Walking in Brooklyn

    I used to love walking in Brooklyn; it was almost like an escape from the craziness of Manhattan. It’s a fairly large suburb which is for the most part...

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  • 23. Brooklyn Bridge Park

    The park under the Brooklyn Bridge and alongside the Manhattan Bridge is probably one of the best places to view the skyline of NY and experience a vibe that is...

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  • 24. Brooklyn College

    A great people watching location! Brooklyn College is located in Midwood and was nominated as one of America's most beautiful campuses (forgot what year...

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  • 25. Boardwalk

    This pleasant area is the favorite area for the locals to spend nice days. If you visit it on a deserted day, the atmosphere of nostalgia and longing of the...

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