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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 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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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 5,534 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 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
The River Cafe
The River Cafe
Ranked #3 of 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisines: American, European, International, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe Mogador
Cafe Mogador
Ranked #4 of 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roberta's Pizza
Roberta's Pizza
Ranked #5 of 5,534 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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
USD 52 - USD 203
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Yoav Lodgehouse
USD 25 - USD 35
J-Stel
J-Stel
USD 93 - USD 127
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Henry Norman Hotel
3.5 of 5
Henry Norman Hotel
USD 156 - USD 438
Ranked #1 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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The Box House Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Box House Hotel
USD 155 - USD 406
Ranked #3 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Hotel Le Jolie
2.5 of 5
Hotel Le Jolie
USD 167 - USD 342
Ranked #4 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Franklin Guesthouse
4.0 of 5
Franklin Guesthouse
USD 193 - USD 498
Ranked #2 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
5.0 of 5
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
USD 315 - USD 765
Ranked #6 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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The William Vale
5.0 of 5
The William Vale
USD 252 - USD 603
Ranked #7 of 73 Hotels in Brooklyn
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