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Brooklyn
It seems that most people have a grandmother, great-uncle or some other distant relative who used to live in Brooklyn, or perhaps a friend who lives there now. In the early 1900s it was a mecca for immigrants arriving via Ellis Island. A hundred years later, young professionals and artists left pricey Manhattan digs for cheaper and more spacious Brooklyn. Neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, which had fallen into disrepair over the years, were restored and reborn as funky enclaves. Walk or cycle over the historic Brooklyn Bridge (or take the subway) to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll along the Promenade and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Meander through Prospect Park and the Brooklyn... more It seems that most people have a grandmother, great-uncle or some other distant relative who used to live in Brooklyn, or perhaps a friend who lives there now. In the early 1900s it was a mecca for immigrants arriving via Ellis Island. A hundred years later, young professionals and artists left pricey Manhattan digs for cheaper and more spacious Brooklyn. Neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, which had fallen into disrepair over the years, were restored and reborn as funky enclaves. Walk or cycle over the historic Brooklyn Bridge (or take the subway) to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll along the Promenade and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Meander through Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for a taste of nature in the urban wilds. Catch a performance at the world-famous Brooklyn Academy of Music. From the delicious Italian restaurants of Bensonhurst to the Irish bars that line the avenues of Bay Ridge, from the hot dogs and rollercoasters of Coney Island to the bagels and handball courts of Greenpoint, Brooklyn is a state of mind as well as a dynamic community. Discover why, no matter where people move on to, they remain Brooklynites at heart. less

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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City... more Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline. less
Attraction type: Bridges
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Offering magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, this 1/3-mile-long sliver of green overlooks Brooklyn's busy industrial waterfront.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Owner description: Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn has new ‘destination’ playgrounds, including a Water Lab to cool off in summer, Slide Mountain, Swing Valley and the baby friendly Sandbox... more Owner description: Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn has new ‘destination’ playgrounds, including a Water Lab to cool off in summer, Slide Mountain, Swing Valley and the baby friendly Sandbox Village. Jane’s Carousel, in a glass-enclosed pavilion, has restored horses from 1922. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Owner description: Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, fostering delight and curiosity in the world of plants while inspiring an... more Owner description: Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, fostering delight and curiosity in the world of plants while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. The Garden also offers weddings and private event catering at the Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful outdoor setting. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery
Ranked #1 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Juliana's Pizza
Juliana's Pizza
Ranked #2 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cafe Mogador
Cafe Mogador
Ranked #3 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The River Cafe
The River Cafe
Ranked #4 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisines: American, European, International, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roberta's Pizza
Roberta's Pizza
Ranked #5 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

NY Moore Hostel
2.0 of 5
NY Moore Hostel
US$ 61 - US$ 204
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Yoav Lodgehouse
US$ 25 - US$ 35
J-Stel
J-Stel
US$ 92 - US$ 125
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Le Jolie
2.5 of 5
Hotel Le Jolie
US$ 178 - US$ 343
Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Hampton Inn Brooklyn/Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn Brooklyn/Downtown
US$ 168 - US$ 826
Ranked #6 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
4.0 of 5
EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
US$ 152 - US$ 331
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Box House Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Box House Hotel
US$ 217 - US$ 404
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
5.0 of 5
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
US$ 270 - US$ 559
Ranked #5 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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The William Vale
5.0 of 5
The William Vale
US$ 298 - US$ 600
Ranked #7 of 71 Hotels in Brooklyn
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