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With more than 2.5 million residents, Brooklyn is NYC’s most populous borough—it would be America’s fourth-largest city on its own. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from downtown Manhattan, and you’ll find a place that has tremendous life and variety. Sports fans can see the Nets at the new Barclays Center; indie-rock aficionados can hear hip bands and shop for vintage duds in Williamsburg. Photographers will love the stunning skyline views in Brooklyn Heights, while nearby DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is packed with galleries and upscale furniture stores. Family-friendly Park Slope’s restaurants and cafés will please foodies, while there’s no better place for a relaxing stroll than picturesque Prospect Park, whose attractions include a zoo, two ice-skating rinks and even a natural forest.

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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; tranquil, 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 West Village
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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.

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

Find galleries, cafés, nightlife and more in the reclaimed warehouses of this formerly industrial enclave.

Must-See Greenpoint
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greenpoint

Locally sourced eats, an intentionally divey bowling alley and an indie bookstore are among the attractions in this onetime Polish enclave.

Must-See Park Slope
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park slope

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

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 quirky 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 a burgeoning arts scene as well as new shops, restaurants and nightlife destinations.


Winter Highlights:
A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours | asliceofbrooklyn.com | 917-678-9733
Taste great pizza or, during the holidays, see stunning Christmas lights.

BAM | bam.org | 718-636-4100
See great theater at this prestigious performing- and cinema-arts center.

Brighton Beach | nycparks.gov | 718-946-1350
Though the beach is closed in winter, visit Russian shops, restaurants and nightspots.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum | brooklynkids.org | 718-735-4400
Experience fun, educational exhibits about history, science and world cultures.

New York Transit Museum | mta.info/museum | 718-694-1600
Learn about New York City’s extensive transit system in a historic subway station.

For more information, see visitbrooklyn.org.

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  1. 1
    A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours
    meeting point: 145 Fourth Ave. (13th–14th Sts.), Manhattan
    Manhattan
    NY 10011
  2. 2
    BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
    30 Lafayette Ave.
    Brooklyn – Downtown Brooklyn
    NY 11217
  3. 3
    Brighton Beach
    Neptune Ave
    Brooklyn – Brighton Beach
    NY 11235
  1. 4
    Brooklyn Children's Museum
    145 Brooklyn Ave.
    Brooklyn – Crown Heights
    NY 11213
  2. 5
    New York Transit Museum
    Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St.
    Brooklyn – Brooklyn Heights
    NY 11201

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