Overview Brooklyn

Visiting Brooklyn

What is there to say about Brooklyn? Once a city all its own (it merged with the other boroughs in 1898), Brooklyn has maintained its own vibe from the rest of New York City. And its offerings for visitors are no less than that of Manhattan. Whether you are traversing the eponymous bridge, getting a hot dog at Coney Island, or relaxing on one of New York City’s beaches, you may never even have to leave this borough.

Brooklyn has a variety of things to do for the NYC traveler; catching an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is a member favorite. The New York Aquarium and Brooklyn Brewery round out a few of the numerous ... Read More
What is there to say about Brooklyn? Once a city all its own (it merged with the other boroughs in 1898), Brooklyn has maintained its own vibe from the rest of New York City. And its offerings for visitors are no less than that of Manhattan. Whether you are traversing the eponymous bridge, getting a hot dog at Coney Island, or relaxing on one of New York City’s beaches, you may never even have to leave this borough.

Brooklyn has a variety of things to do for the NYC traveler; catching an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is a member favorite. The New York Aquarium and Brooklyn Brewery round out a few of the numerous tourist attractions in Brooklyn.

With a booming restaurant and bar scene, many are drawn to Brooklyn for the nightlife. With every type of cuisine imaginable, it’s hard to decide where and what you want. A pierogi in Greenpoint, borscht in Brighton Beach, or brunch in Williamsburg are all common pit stops for the tourist in Brooklyn. And a surplus of flea markets provides a chance to collect some trinkets to take home with you.

So after checking out some members’ photos of Brooklyn check out a hotel and plan your vacation today! With flights coming in and out many times a day, Brooklyn is a great addition to your next trip to New York City.    Close

Stories and Tips Brooklyn

Five Neighborhood Descriptions

Written by Stella on 02 Oct, 2000

1. Bay Ridge- The Verrazano Bridge, which connects Brooklyn to Staten Island, is sometimes forgotten when tourists think of New York's bridges. But this bridge is not to be overlooked. This was once the longest bridge in the world and is now…Read More


Fort Greene Park

Written by horizont on 24 Oct, 2001

This small and beautiful park in the heart of Fort Greene is never as packed as Prospect Park nearby - you'll mostly brush shoulders with the diverse local community playing sports, lounging on the grass and strolling around. There's a lovely little area with several…Read More


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Cobble Hill

Written by BklynRon on 21 Dec, 2002

Cobble Hill was just that: a hill where the Dutch found cobble stones for paving at what is now the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. The hill was leveled by the British after Washington used it to survey troop movements during…Read More


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Architecture

Written by Zanne on 22 Oct, 2000

Brooklyn Heights was the first architectually landmarked area in the United States. In the 1950's ten blocks of beautiful hundred-year-old brownstones were destroyed to make way for Cadman Plaza, a complex of four 35 story-high concrete apartment towers and many cement-faced townhouses surrounded by barren…Read More


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The Special House on 58th Street

Written by Stella on 08 Apr, 2001

Drive or walk down 58th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues and you'll be immediately assaulted by blow-up Easter bunnies, Santa's reindeer or a Halloween ghost. The owner has been recognized by New York State Senator Vincent Gentile as an avid contributor to the…Read More


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Remsen Street

Written by Stella on 08 Apr, 2001

Remsen Street was established in 1825 and runs west from the Promenade for about four blocks to Clinton Street. Beautiful brownstones and old brick houses from the mid to late nineteenth century feature Greek revival style iron gates, long double doors decorated with carved…Read More


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The Pierrepont Estate

Written by Stella on 08 Apr, 2001

The Pierreponts were one of the first land-owners to settle in Brooklyn after The Fulton Street ferry was established in 1814. Generations of the Pierrepont family have watched Manhattan's skyline grow from the bedroom and kitchen windows of this mansion on the shore.…Read More


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Henry Miller's Home

Written by Stella on 08 Apr, 2001

Henry Miller was a travel writer before travel writing was a genre. In the 1900's he wrote The Tropic Of Cancer about his travels throughout Paris. Later, when he returned to the States, he wrote The Tropic of Capricorn. Henry Miller was…Read More


"West Side Story" in Prospect Park

Written by Maggie May on 10 Aug, 2000

One of my favorite movies of all time is 'West Side Story' (my mother first took me to see it at a local screening in my hometown when I was quite small, and I must have seen it 8 or 9 times since then), so…Read More


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Williamsburg waterfront

Written by Brian on 19 Feb, 2001

This is an unoffical waterfront "park" on Kent Avenue from North 7th to North 10th, that people in the neighborhood retreat to for great views of Manhattan, big skies, fishing (if you can believe it) and an alternative place to walk their dogs. I…Read More


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