Welcome to Brooklyn
Hip and booming neighborhood perfect for foodies
The chic and buzzing borough of Brooklyn, including Greenpoint and Williamsburg, houses over two million residents. Including everything that New York City has to offer, with a hipster vibe amidst the residential area, Brooklyn is a booming destination for many.
Brooklyn was named after the Dutch village, Breukelen. Until 1989, Brooklyn was just a village within New York. Through the neighborhood’s consolidation with several other cities, towns, and counties, a unique culture was formed. This distinct culture still defines Brooklyn today and is one of the reasons residents love calling Brooklyn home.
What to Love
Home to the historical Coney Island amusement park
Filled with historic walking areas, such as Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Features locally made spirits, creative food, and a lively nightlife
Living in Brooklyn offers an exciting lifestyle with something new to explore every weekend. Its gorgeous views of Manhattan provide the perfect backdrop when dining at neighborhood unique restaurants and food markets. The quick and easy commute into the heart of Manhattan makes Brooklyn an accessible place to live, but there is always something exciting happening on this side of the East River.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Brooklyn is an exceptional place for foodies and vintage shoppers to explore. With trend-setting eateries, giant food markets, and unique marketplaces, Brooklyn never gets boring and is far from the status quo.
Those living in Brooklyn tend to shy away from the commercial shops that New York City houses and embrace local creativity. Artists and Fleas
is a unique marketplace in Williamsburg that celebrates tastemakers, creators, designers, collectors, and curators, offering shoppers a unique piece. Home to over 45 individual sellers, Artists and Fleas has a tremendous reputation for promoting creative entrepreneurs.
is a weekly open-air food market, a foodies' heaven. This event features over 100 local vendors to taste and try. This huge food festival brings in over 20,000 people each weekend. For a more traditional nearby dining experience, Marlow and Sons
provide a farm-fresh experience. This local favorite is one of the best eats in the area, guaranteed to deliver a delicious meal.
Things to Do
Brooklyn clings to its history and culture through the arts and music. The borough offers several venues, parks, and even a sports center, bringing visitors in from all over. Imagine calling a place with all of these recreational options your home!
The Brooklyn Museum
is a popular way to explore and support the arts. This museum has several collections from Arts of the Islamic World to Contemporary Art. During the warmer months, residents can appreciate the art outdoors through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
. Founded in 1910, this 52-acre garden holds thousands of plants to explore. BAM
, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a multi-arts facility dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established creators and routinely hosts a diverse array of programming through music, film, and more.
For a more traditional park, head to Prospect Park. This urban park provides a quiet oasis amidst the buzz of the neighborhood. If you’re an avid NBA fan or just love some concession stand nachos, you can catch a game at the Barclays Center
. This indoor area is home to the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty.