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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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Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers weddings & private event catering at the The Palm House and Atrium, in a beautiful New York City garden, outdoor dining setting.
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Juliana's Pizza
Juliana's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 4,950 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 4,950 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Fusion
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roberta's Pizza
Roberta's Pizza
Ranked #3 of 4,950 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cafe Mogador
Cafe Mogador
Ranked #4 of 4,950 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oregano
Oregano
Ranked #5 of 4,950 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

NY Moore Hostel
2.0 of 5
NY Moore Hostel
USD 58 - USD 179
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The New York Loft Hostel
2.0 of 5
The New York Loft Hostel
USD 67 - USD 187
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3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
1.0 of 5
3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed and Breakfast
USD 49 - USD 179
Ranked #8 of 63 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

BEST WESTERN Plus Prospect Park Hotel
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Plus Prospect Park Hotel
USD 150 - USD 247
Ranked #9 of 64 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Hotel Le Bleu
3.0 of 5
Hotel Le Bleu
USD 174 - USD 347
Ranked #10 of 64 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5
Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast
USD 119 - USD 225
Ranked #1 of 63 Brooklyn B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

McCarren Hotel & Pool
4.0 of 5
McCarren Hotel & Pool
USD 295 - USD 580
Ranked #7 of 64 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Wythe Hotel
4.0 of 5
Wythe Hotel
USD 273 - USD 440
Ranked #15 of 64 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
USD 186 - USD 420
Ranked #19 of 64 Hotels in Brooklyn
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