Besides being the most populous borough with a little over 2,600,000 inhabitants, Brooklyn is probably the second most famous district of New York after Manhattan.

Situación de Brooklyn en Nueva York
Location of Brooklyn in New York

Barbra Streisand, Eddy Murphy, Cyndi Lauper, Jennifer Connelly and Woody Allen are just some of the celebrities born in Brooklyn, not to mention, athletes such as Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson.

Top Attractions in Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Heights: This area is located just under Brooklyn Bridge. This historic district is where famous celebrities like Truman Capote lived. We recommend visiting the adjacent streets to Henry Street and walking along the East River, where you will be able to enjoy the most breath-taking views of Manhattan.
  • Prospect Park: This park is wilder than Central Park and is a favourite spot for many New Yorkers. It is the second largest park in New York.
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art: It is the second largest museum in New York and holds important African, Egyptian and Central and South American art collections. 

In the southernmost part of Brooklyn you can also visit the famous beach and amusement park in Coney Island.

How to Get to Brooklyn

The most enjoyable way to get to Brooklyn is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. To get to Prospect Park or Coney Island the best option is to take the Subway.

If you want to visit Brooklyn on a guided tour, it is one of the boroughs you will visit on the unique tour of New York Contrasts Tour. 

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