From the first few forgotten villages to today’s towering skyscrapers, Brooklyn has always been a city unto itself and was once the fourth largest city in the country. The East River is the least of what separates this borough from Manhattan, with its distinct history, culture, and people. Brooklynites are proud of their neighborhood, and with good reason: the borough is home to a vibrant arts community, restaurant scene, and scenery, among others.
Stroll through Prospect Park, and learn why the landscape architects preferred it to their other project in Manhattan (a.k.a. Central Park). Spend a few minutes walking the tree-lined streets of Park Slope, before stopping in one of the quaint coffee shops on Seventh for a quick snack. Wrap up central Brooklyn with a visit to the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, and learn how modern stadiums can embrace green technology. View the famous brownstones that line the streets of Brooklyn Heights, heart of the former City of Brooklyn and now home to many celebrities. Sample some of the last coal-fired pizza in the city from Juliana’s or Grimaldi’s.
Manhattan is like Beverly Hills. And the soul of New York has moved to Brooklyn, where everything new and exciting seems to be.
- Alec Baldwin
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