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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 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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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City offers wedding and private event catering in an outdoor dining garden setting or at The Palm House venue.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Juliana's Pizza
Juliana's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 4,851 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Cheap Eats, 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
The River Cafe
The River Cafe
Ranked #2 of 4,851 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisines: Seafood, American, International, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oregano
Oregano
Ranked #3 of 4,851 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Roberta's Pizza
Roberta's Pizza
Ranked #4 of 4,851 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Five Leaves
Five Leaves
Ranked #5 of 4,851 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
1.0 of 5
3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
USD 49 - USD 179
Ranked #6 of 63 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
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NY Moore Hostel
2.0 of 5
NY Moore Hostel
USD 53 - USD 176
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Arena Hotel
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Arena Hotel
USD 77 - USD 226
Ranked #13 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Brooklyn - A Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Brooklyn - A Hotel
USD 150 - USD 466
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Hotel Le Jolie
2.5 of 5
Hotel Le Jolie
USD 145 - USD 338
Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Henry Norman Hotel
3.5 of 5
Henry Norman Hotel
USD 145 - USD 438
Ranked #4 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

McCarren Hotel & Pool
4.0 of 5
McCarren Hotel & Pool
USD 203 - USD 559
Ranked #8 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Wythe Hotel
4.0 of 5
Wythe Hotel
USD 307 - USD 339
Ranked #10 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park
4.0 of 5
Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park
USD 112 - USD 269
Ranked #20 of 59 Hotels in Brooklyn
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