Over the past decade, Brooklyn, the most populous of the five New York City boroughs, has become The Place To Be in New York. Brooklyn is where creative, edgy, interesting and amazing things happen. Fact is that even Manhattanites need to admit that these days, Brooklyn really is the NYC place to be or to be seen.
Brooklyn was originally named Breukelen, after a small town in The Netherlands. If Brooklyn would have been an independent city, it would have ranked fourth in America with over 2.6 million residents. It is in fact New York City’s most thriving, electric, energetic, and culturally rich area, and the center of Brooklyn’s cultural and creative crescent is found along the East River. Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and Brooklyn Heights, all competing for the label ‘cultural center’ and the actual ‘heart’ of Brooklyn’s hipster scene.
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2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, Phone: (718) 951-5000
Brooklyn College (enrollment 17,410 – 2015) is a senior CUNY (City University of New York) college that was founded in 1930 by the Board of Higher Education of New York City. It started as the Brooklyn branches of Hunter College (a college for females in those days) in cooperation with the City College of New York (a college for men then). When these branches merged, Brooklyn College was New York City’s first public coeducational school for the liberal arts. Brooklyn College’s campus is renown for its beauty, and the school is often called ‘poor men’s Harvard’ as its tuition is very affordable its academics are highly respected. The school is constantly ranking high in ratings by reputed organizations such as U S News & World Report and Princeton Review for diversity, location, and value. The school offers many scholarship options as well to qualifying students.
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5th Avenue & 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, Phone: 718-768-7300
The beauty of Green-wood Cemetery (also referred to as Greenwood Cemetery) can only be matched by its astonishing art, impressive history, surprising architecture, and its numerous well-known residents. If you visit New York, and Brooklyn in particular, there is more to see than just the museums, and coming to Green-wood Cemetery is a must. Green-Wood was established before Manhattan’s Central Park and it was founded during the ‘rural cemetery movement’, a direction that promoted building cemeteries that looked like, and functioned as, public parks. In the middle of the 19th century, Green-wood Cemetery was a highly visited tourist attraction, much like New York upstate’s Niagara Falls, with more than 500,000 visitors annually. Everybody who was of any importance in New York wished to get buried at Green-wood, so the beautiful cemetery is home to many of Brooklyn and New York’s historical figures, celebrities, and inventors.
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Long Island University (LIU) is a private higher educational institution that was founded in 1926 to provide affordable education to students of all sorts of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The school’s Brooklyn campus is recognized as highly diverse, and one of America’s safest college campuses. The school is located at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn. LIU offers over 500 academic programs at its two main campuses (LIY Brooklyn and LIU Post) and non-residential programs several other locations, and has a worldwide alumni network of over 182,000. Tuition doesn’t come really cheap but there are several options to help you get educated at this top-notch university. Check out these options:
University Scholar Award
Long Island University’s “University Scholar Award” is available to both new freshmen and transfer students at the University. Freshmen are required to have at least a high school average of 92, and no less than a 1300 SAT score (480 verbal). Transfer students are required to possess an associate degree issued by a select accredited community college with at least a 3.75 GPA.
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