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,... more
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... more
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... more
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.... more
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... more
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... more
If you've never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge it is a must do. You can get on the Bridge at City Hall in Manhattan. It is a mile from start to finish. There are a bunch of photo opts and once you... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
This place is pretty new and an good example of successful and excellent revitalization, in my opinion. It's on Gerritsen Creek, part of the Jamaica Bay watershed, not far from anything I've mentioned... more
Jacques Torres Chocolate...oh my goodness! A lovely cafe, "home" made chocolate, and a grungy-artsy surrounding. It's a lovely nook in DUMBO...located between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. You... more
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... more
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... more
On Fridays and Saturdays the Brewery opens its doors for free tours and you can drink in what is a huge open room with drunk people swarming around picnic tables. All their own beers on tap. Brooklyn... more
On Floyd Bennett Field, in Hangar B, there is a group who works (in their spare time) to restore old aircraft. Tours are given of the facility (they are free) each weekend by the park service. There... more
Mostly everything I'm going to mention is located in the south part of Bklyn and Queens anyway, so I am going to merge the information into one travel page
So, the JBWR is the only wildlife refuge run... more
Green-Wood Cemetery is beautiful. If the bbq crowds at Prospect, Sunset, Owl's Head, and Reid parks get too much, and you still want some greenery and strolling grounds, stop by the Cemetery.
All of the great bridges lead in and out of Brooklyn, I think. The GW is impressive, but I think the Verrazano is amazing. You can't help but stare at the massive structure each time you drive by.... more
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... more
I have only lived in Brooklyn for about ten years, and while I can't claim to be a true Brooklynite, I love this place. I'm getting to know a little bit more of this borough every day and can't wait...
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in Manhattan--my brother lived first in the Village and then up in Midtown. I went there pretty often...his gifts to me for holidays were always trips to the city to...
Brooklyn is my home base at this time. I come back to it almost every night and leave it almost every morning. If your looking for specific coordinates I am living in Greenpoint. I tend to stay close...
I used to live in Brooklyn for three years. To these of you who may not know Brooklyn is a part of New York City, it is one of it's five boroughs. If I return to New York I'll definitely go to live in...