Manhattan has no lock on culture and entertainment, dining or theater. Here are some links to local not so far away places any visit to Brooklyn ought to include.
The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. The Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.
Prospect Park is a 585-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City’s most populous borough. The masterpiece of famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who also designed Central Park, Prospect Park features the 90-acre Long Meadow, the 60-acre Lake and Brooklyn’s only forest. The nation’s first urban Audubon Center, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival are just a few of the cultural attractions that make their home here at the Park.
BBG is a 52-acre living museum where beauty, romance, and fun blossom among world-class plant collections and specialty gardens. Admired as an urban horticultural and botanical resource, BBG inspires visitors to discover that plants are essential to life.
A TOUR GROWS IN BROOKLYN offers an exciting and educational walk around Brooklyn's historical Park Slope neighborhood and Prospect Park. Learn about the part Brooklyn played in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Our tours are led by a Park Slope native and lifelong Brooklynite who has lived among and studied the many interesting sights in the area. The result is an exciting, informative, fun and memorable tour.
In the World of Animals, youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for hamadryas baboons. Animals in Our Lives exhibits encourage children to observe and draw wildlife; outside, visitors can interact with friendly, touchable species in an inviting barnyard. The Prospect Park Zoo's education department offers year-round classes and programs, too, for school groups and the general public.
Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts and film to Brooklyn.
A pioneer in education, the Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success has sparked the creation of 300 children's museums around the world.
The Saturday GreenMarket at Grand Army Plaza brings the best and freshest in upstate produce, dairy, and meat to the heart of Brooklyn. All food is grown and produced by regional farmers specializing in organic, unprocessed, and free-range products.
Official Website » www.coneyisland.com
Coney Island attractions:
Astroland » www.astroland.com
New York Aquarium » www.wcs.org/zoos/aquarium/
Wonderwheel » www.wonderwheel.com
Baseball iz back! » www.brooklyncyclones.net
The Brooklyn Brewery is among America’s top 40 breweries and Brooklyn Lager is among the top draft beers in New York City. Check their website for tours and tastings, dates and times.
Park Slope is filled with great restaurants. Here’ one of our favorites
Nor is there a shortage of good pubs, bars or live entertainment. Check out Union Hall, South Paw, and the Tea Lounge.
Gotham SideWalks make New York City's history relevant through themed, community-based tours that reflect the contributions and diversity of notable and everyday New Yorkers.
Bicycle store with great selection and service, in Park Slope, Brooklyn
For many years Jackie Weisberg has been photographing her environment and the people who inhabit it. For the most part, that means New York City, and Brooklyn in particular, the borough in which she was raised and now lives.
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