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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Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, Phone: (718) 951-5000
Brooklyn College was established in the 1930’s and is a beautifully situated 4-year college with Georgian-style buildings on a 26 acre location that includes top-notch art studios, lecture halls, classrooms, and science laboratories. The school’s students, some 1,350 in total, are really a highly diverse community who come from all across and the rest of the world. What drives and unites all these students is their dedication to success in their future. Brooklyn College offers excellent and affordable academic programs, and also offers great financial packages and scholarships. The school is included in many “the best career path” suggestions, rated among nation’s “best value” colleges and regularly receives praise for its beautiful campus location. Brooklyn College offers programs for undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students, from all over the world, as well as continuing education to students wishing to enhance their careers. The school offers numerous scholarships, so let’s take a look at a few of your options:
The school’s Quinque scholarship is an annual award available to excellent undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in Latino and Puerto Rican studies. Applicant must have outstanding community service or be excelling in academic achievement.
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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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