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Best of Brooklyn Guide

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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 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: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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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 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 Tabernacle
Brooklyn Tabernacle
World-renowned choir of 240 voices has sold three million albums and won several Grammy and Dove Awards.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Oregano
Oregano
Ranked #1 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
DeStefano's Steak House
DeStefano's Steak House
Ranked #2 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 40 - 60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Juliana's Pizza
Juliana's Pizza
Ranked #3 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 15 - 30
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
The River Cafe
The River Cafe
Ranked #4 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 25 - 100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours, Dessert
Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza
Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza
Ranked #5 of 4,515 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
USD 49 - 179
Ranked #3 of 58 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
NY Moore Hostel
2.0 of 5
NY Moore Hostel
USD 66 - 303
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The New York Loft Hostel
The New York Loft Hostel
USD 77 - 333
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
USD 125 - 150
Ranked #1 of 58 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
The Box House Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Box House Hotel
USD 156 - 669
Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Henry Norman Hotel
3.5 of 5
Henry Norman Hotel
USD 148 - 470
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

McCarren Hotel & Pool, Chelsea Hotels
4.0 of 5
McCarren Hotel & Pool, Chelsea Hotels
USD 211 - 548
Ranked #16 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
USD 148 - 343
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Hyatt Regency Jersey City
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
USD 175 - 382
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Jersey City
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