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

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Pierogi 2000 Art Gallery

Written by Brian on 14 Jul, 2000

Pierogi 2000, an art gallery located at 177 N. 9th St. is unique among the many NYC galleies. Although it contains two nicely sized gallery spaces, which show new work on a monthly basis, what I really like about this place is the collection…Read More


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DUMBO

Written by quirine on 16 Dec, 2004

DUMBO is the new SOHO they say; the streets are quiet and industrial, yet full of surprises lurking at each corner. The F train to York Street will take you right there. Walk down to the water and you'll pass a few cool furniture…Read More


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Smith Street

Written by quirine on 16 Dec, 2004

Take the F train to Bergen Street, and you're already there. Smith Street is a fun, hip area that's filled with restaurants and knick-knack shops. In the past 3 years, Manhattanites decided to get away from all the rushing around and planted their…Read More


My friend's rooftop

Written by horizont on 25 Oct, 2001

There is nothing better than sitting on my friend's rooftop on a balmy summer night, with the views of the bright city lights of Manhattan on one side and endless Brooklyn sprawling on the other. Surrounded by this urban panorama, I can't help but feel…Read More


Shopping in Brooklyn

Written by fromheretothere on 12 Feb, 2001

If you want to get good quality name-brand clothes at reasonable prices, you should consider these shopping areas located around Brooklyn Kings Plaza shopping area: Kings Plaza itself is a huge mall located on Utica and avenue U (it’s accessible by the B46, 41, 9,…Read More


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My Studio in Greenpoint

Written by Brian on 19 Feb, 2001

Living and working as an artist in Greenpoint/Northside Williamsburg has become quite precarious as of late. Countless tenants are slated for eviction and I have to say I've spent many worried hours and a lot of effort avoiding this same fate. Four years…Read More


Motel

Written by hollabrolics on 27 Aug, 2007

This motel is still dated from the 1950s. My husband and I wanted to go to Montauk for an overnight trip. All the other motels and resorts were booked or overpriced, so we though let's just stay in a motel. I called ahead before booking. The mother and…Read More


Getting over the Manhattan Bridge

Written by eyesoftheworld on 23 Aug, 2012

I leave near here. There is no signage! I am considering all call to 311 because of all the lost tourists I have to deal with.…Read More


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