This borough—the City’s most populous—is the height of cool, and there are plenty of reasons why. Explore the borough’s northern waterfront, with vintage shops and indie bands in Williamsburg, hip bookstores and art galleries along the cobblestone-lined streets of DUMBO and distinctive gifts and delectable eats at Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. Down by the Atlantic Ocean, ride the Cyclone at Coney Island and experience Russian culture in the Brighton Beach area. Inland, the picturesque 585 acres of Prospect Park provide hours of recreation and afterward, you can stroll the tree-lined streets of Park Slope, which abounds with welcoming restaurants and cafes. Or check out a concert at the Nets’ arena, Barclays Center, and then dine in nearby Prospect Heights or Fort Greene.
Also called Little Odessa, this Brooklyn neighborhood is known for its authentic Russian markets and exciting nightlife.
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.
Rapidly developing a reputation for adventurous dining, daring arts and vibrant nightlife, Bushwick is Brooklyn's next up-and-coming neighborhood.
This cozy Brooklyn neighborhood is teeming with food, shopping, nightlife and art.
This literary-leaning enclave is brimming with fine dining, eclectic shopping and a distinctly old-school sense of style.
Ideal for a summer visit, this legendary NYC amusement district offers beaches, baseball and a boardwalk full of tasty treats and oddball entertainment.
Discover Brooklyn's artsy enclave of reimagined factories, avant-garde performing spaces and distinctive shopping.
Locally sourced eats, an intentionally dive-y bowling alley and an indie bookstore are among the attractions in this Brooklyn 'hood.
This cherished Brooklyn 'hood is home to quirky shops, high-quality brews, literary stomping grounds and more.
Brooklyn's rugged shoreline neighborhood offers a refreshing salt spray of NYC's seafaring past, along with delectable shopping and some killer lobster rolls.
Bargemusic | bargemusic.org | 718-624-4924
Floating concert hall hosts classical performances.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden | bbg.org | 718-623-7200
Acres of flora adjacent to Prospect Park.
Brooklyn Cyclones | brooklyncyclones.com | 718-382-2600
See future Mets stars play by the beach at Coney Island.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade | nyharborparks.org | 212-639-9675
Panoramic skyline views atop the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Brooklyn Museum | brooklynmuseum.org | 718-638-5000
A vast collection spanning cultures and artistic movements.
For more information, see visitbrooklyn.org.