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Best of Brooklyn Guide

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Brooklyn
It seems like most folks have a grandmother, great-uncle or some other distant relative that used to live in Brooklyn, or perhaps a friend that 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 Brooklyn's cheaper and more expansive space. Neighbourhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, which had fallen into disrepair over the years, were restored and reborn as funky enclaves. Walk or bike over the historic Brooklyn Bridge (or ride the subway) to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll along the Promenade and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Meander through Prospect Park and the... more It seems like most folks have a grandmother, great-uncle or some other distant relative that used to live in Brooklyn, or perhaps a friend that 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 Brooklyn's cheaper and more expansive space. Neighbourhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope, which had fallen into disrepair over the years, were restored and reborn as funky enclaves. Walk or bike over the historic Brooklyn Bridge (or ride 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 hotdogs 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

All things to do » Things to do

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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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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Bushwick Collective Street Art
Bushwick Collective Street Art
Attraction type: Neighbourhoods
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Brooklyn Tabernacle
Brooklyn Tabernacle
World-renowned choir of 240 voices has sold three million albums and won several Grammy and Dove Awards.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Owner description: Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre world-class sustainable park on Brooklyn's East River shoreline. The Park revitalizes 1.3 miles of Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfront from... more Owner description: Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre world-class sustainable park on Brooklyn's East River shoreline. The Park revitalizes 1.3 miles of Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfront from Pier 6 at Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street north of the Manhattan Bridge. The park's numerous amenities include includes boat launches, Pebble Beach, the historic Jane' Carousel, sports fields, basketball courts, a fishing station, basketball courts and several concessions. less
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

DeStefano's Steak House
DeStefano's Steak House
Ranked #1 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery
Ranked #2 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Juliana's Pizza
Juliana's Pizza
Ranked #3 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sottocasa Pizzeria
Sottocasa Pizzeria
Ranked #4 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dough
Dough
Ranked #5 of 5,707 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

NY Moore Hostel
2.0 of 5
NY Moore Hostel
US$ 55 - US$ 196
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Yoav Lodgehouse
US$ 25 - US$ 35

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Hilton Garden Inn Long Island City Queensboro Bridge
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Long Island City Queensboro Bridge
US$ 179 - US$ 349
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Long Island City
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Le Jolie
2.5 of 5
Hotel Le Jolie
US$ 176 - US$ 355
Ranked #4 of 75 Hotels in Brooklyn
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The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
US$ 125 - US$ 150
Ranked #3 of 56 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
Rugby Gardens B&B
Rugby Gardens B&B
US$ 149 - US$ 151
Ranked #4 of 56 Brooklyn B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Franklin Guesthouse
4.0 of 5
Franklin Guesthouse
US$ 284 - US$ 438
Ranked #1 of 75 Hotels in Brooklyn
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The Box House Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Box House Hotel
US$ 215 - US$ 450
Ranked #3 of 75 Hotels in Brooklyn
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
5.0 of 5
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
US$ 365 - US$ 929
Ranked #6 of 75 Hotels in Brooklyn
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