Brooklyn

Neighborhood Highlights

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Everyone knows Brooklyn is shorthand for everything hip and cool. It’s also big, period. With more than 2.6 million residents, it has the largest population of any borough and would be America’s fourth-biggest city on its own. So it should come as no surprise that its neighborhoods are bursting with character, including the Russian community of Brighton Beach; strollers rolling down sidewalks (and, sometimes, into bars!) in Park Slope; and up-and-coming musicians—perhaps fresh off a set during the CMJ Music Marathon—in vintage T-shirts tucking into late-night pizza in Williamsburg, to name just a few. No matter where you’re from, you’ll find somewhere in Brooklyn to feel at home.

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bed stuy
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bed-stuy

Beautiful historic architecture, new restaurants and live entertainment are among this neighborhood's draws.

brighton beach
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brighton beach

Also called Little Odessa, this Brooklyn neighborhood is known for its authentic Russian markets and exciting nightlife.

brooklyn heights
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brooklyn heights

Gorgeous row houses, tree-lined streets and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline draw countless visitors across the Brooklyn Bridge to this culturally rich neighborhood.

bushwick
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bushwick

Rapidly developing a reputation for adventurous dining, daring arts and vibrant nightlife, Bushwick is Brooklyn's next up-and-coming neighborhood.

carroll gardens
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carroll gardens

This literary-leaning enclave is brimming with fine dining, eclectic shopping and a distinctly old-school sense of style.

cobble hill
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cobble hill

This cozy Brooklyn neighborhood is teeming with food, shopping, nightlife and art.

Must-See Coney Island
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coney island

Ideal for a summer visit, this legendary NYC amusement district offers beaches, baseball and a boardwalk full of tasty treats and oddball entertainment.

Downtown Brooklyn
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downtown brooklyn

See outdoor performances, grab a burger or some cheesecake and take a walking tour of this commercial hub.

Must-See DUMBO
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dumbo

Discover Brooklyn's artsy enclave of reimagined factories, avant-garde performing spaces and distinctive shopping.

fort greene and clinton hill
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fort greene and clinton hill

Explore the offbeat charms of these historic, culture-rich neighborhoods just a stone's throw from Manhattan.

Must-See Gowanus
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gowanus

Check out galleries, cafés, nightlife and green businesses in the reclaimed warehouses of this formerly industrial area.

Must-See Greenpoint
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greenpoint

Find affordable vintage shops, live music venues and traditional Polish fare in Brooklyn's northernmost neighborhood.

Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach
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jamaica bay and rockaway beach

These areas are great places to surf, dine, cycle, fish, golf and enjoy all kinds of other outdoor fun, right here in NYC.

Must-See Park Slope
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park slope

This cherished Brooklyn 'hood is home to quirky shops, high-quality brews, literary haunts and more.

Must-See Prospect Park
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prospect park

One of NYC's most beautiful and intriguing public spaces, this green expanse holds such popular attractions as the bandshell, Audubon Center, a zoo and Grand Army Plaza.

Must-See Red Hook
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red hook

Brooklyn's rugged shoreline neighborhood offers a refreshing salt spray of NYC's seafaring past, along with artsy shops and some killer lobster rolls.

Must-See Williamsburg
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williamsburg

Perhaps the trendiest neighborhood in the City, Williamsburg is home to prominent arts scene as well as new shops, restaurants and nightlife destinations.


For more information, visit explorebk.com.

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  1. 1
    BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
    30 Lafayette Ave.
    Brooklyn – Downtown Brooklyn
    NY 11217
  2. 2
    Barclays Center
    620 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn – Prospect Heights
    NY 11217
  3. 3
    Brooklyn Bowl
    61 Wythe Ave.
    Brooklyn – Williamsburg
    NY 11249
  1. 4
    Prospect Park
    95 Prospect Park West
    Multiple Locations
    NY 11215

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