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 is the second of New York City’s five boroughs. Brooklyn is continuing to break entirely out of the shadow of Manhattan rapidly. Brooklyn has a thriving music scene, and the nicest boutique hotels are appearing all around. If the borough of Brooklyn still would have been independent, it would have been the fourth-largest city in America. Brooklyn houses a great number of interestingly different communities, from the Polish communities in Greenpoint and Brighton Beach’s Russian enclaves to the pushchairs mamas of Windsor Terrace and the Bushwick arty punks. Brooklyn has so many attraction that need to be discovered and there are plenty of things to do. Brooklyn is fascinating so take your time to explore this great part of New York City!
Main Brooklyn Attractions:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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If you’re looking for a quit moment, a little peace of mind, a bit of quiet, check out this verdant oasis and spend some hours to relax. Start out at the garden’s Visitor’s Center, which is actually very eco-friendly and comes with a roof that has 45,000 plants. The Botanic Garden houses a few other Brooklyn gems as well, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was established in 1910 and displays numerous types of flora over a fantastic park that spans 52 acres. Each spring, you can enjoy the Sakura Matsuri Festival, and huge crowds will visit the garden to marvel at over 70 trees that are blooming along the Cherry Esplanade. But don’t forget to visit the impressively serene Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. This was actually the first garden in Japanese style in the U.S. Also impressive is the Shakespeare Garden which features plants such as crocuses and primrose, frequently mentioned in the Master’s works.
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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200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238, Phone: (718) 638-5000
Brooklyn Museum is definitely one of the best museums in New York. It is relatively small and concentrated, and always provides amazing exhibits. You can easily spend a full day in this museum. The collection is extensive and includes ancient Egyptian pieces as well as modern art. It is easily reachable from Manhattan as it is located right on the subway line. Brooklyn Museum centers often on Black Culture and Feminism, and doesn’t shy away from controversy. When visiting New York, this is a must go. Closed on Monday & Tuesday. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.(Thursday till 10 p.m.)
New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: (718) 694-1600
The New York Transit Museum is truly amazing. It is located in a real station and that’s just part of the fun, as you enter just like the subway. You will learn a lot about 9/11 and structural issues, but also the development of the system are addressed. You can marvel at great old cars and children are sure to love it as well.
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