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The most populous of New York City's five boroughs, Brooklyn is quickly becoming home to a much younger and hipper population. More and more, people are spending time in the bustling and fast-changing borough. The Brooklyn renaissance is injecting new life into Brooklyn's art, culture, shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Situated along the westernmost tip of Long Island, Brooklyn lies across the East River from Manhattan and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Throughout Brooklyn, visitors will find an array of available downtown apartments and modern townhomes filled with modern amenities, such as internet Access, cable TV, air conditioning.
As is New York City's most populous borough, Brooklyn is home to a great many shops, restaurants, parks, museums, and entertainment venues. Recently, Brooklyn has enjoyed a period of intense growth. The borough's new found prosperity has had a wonderful effect on the attractions available throughout Brooklyn. From world-class theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Brooklyn's popular Arts District, there is much to do in the hip NYC borough.
The Brooklyn Bridge - The historic bridge is a reminder of New York's history and industrial innovation. The elegant architectural crossing was first opened in 1883. Today, the bridge attracts thousands of tourists, who enjoy the fantastic views it offers of lower Manhattan.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park - The nearly 85-acre waterfront park features fantastic views and unique attractions such as the riverside esplanade and the a fully restored 1920s merry-go-round.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden - The 52-acre garden was founded in 1910 and features hundreds of species of flora and flowering trees.
Dining in Brooklyn offers some palatable options for those of all tastes. The metropolitan and ethnically diverse area, offers a truly diverse array of dining options. From fine dining to Middle-eastern fare, every taste imaginable is represented in the large NYC Borough. Many restaurants in Brooklyn are well known for their fantastic chefs and innovative flavors. Those in search of a great meal should consider Brooklyn's top-rated restaurants including:
Brooklyn has everything! Movies, art, music, festivals, museums, and music abound in the growing and diverse borough. From highbrow art at the Brooklyn Museum to the lowbrow appeal of Coney Island, Brooklyn's cultural offerings are able to appeal to everyone.
When packing for Brooklyn, make sure to bring seasonal attire. Brooklyn, in typical New England fashion, boasts four seasons. The average temperature of Brooklyn is 52 degrees Fahrenheit, making it about ten degrees warmer than the average in New York. Although, there is always something to do in Brooklyn year-round, spring is the best time to plan a trip to Brooklyn. The temperature season allows visitors to easily walk through the borough and enjoy its many sites. Additionally, during the springtime visitors can enjoy the many flowering trees and perennials in bloom within the Botanic Garden.
Whether you are driving to Brooklyn from elsewhere in the U.S. or you are flying into New York City, you will need to cross over one of the bridges that links Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg currently link Manhattan with Brooklyn. Additionally, those traveling to the borough from Manhattan by private car or rental car may also use the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to cross into Brooklyn.
Brooklyn can also be reached by bicycle. Currently, all of the bridges between Brooklyn and Manhattan are accessible to both cyclists and pedestrians. Bordered by the East River, visitors may also reach Brooklyn by way of the 'Water Taxi.' The taxi provides passage from various points along the East River in Manhattan and is able to ferry clients to Brooklyn's bustling shores.