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  • 1. Afropunk Fest

    Fort Greene | Arts/Performance Venue

    This annual multicultural fete brings artists like Macy Gray, D'Angelo, Big Freedia, and Chuck D to an urban park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard...Read More

  • 2. Brighton Beach

    Brighton Beach | Beach–Sight

    Just steps from the subway, this stretch of golden sand is the showpiece of Brooklyn's oceanside playground. Families set up beach blankets...Read More

  • 3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Prospect Heights | Garden/Arboretum

    A verdant 52-acre oasis, the BBG charms with its array of “gardens within the garden,” including an idyllic Japanese hill-and-pond garden, a...Read More

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  • 4. Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Entrance)

    Brooklyn Heights | Bridge/Tunnel

    While the majority of tourists usually walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, you'll get better views if you enter and walk from the...Read More

  • 5. Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn Heights | Park/Playground

    This sweeping feat of green urban renewal stretches from the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO to the Brooklyn Bridge and south all the way to Pier...Read More

  • 6. Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    Brooklyn Heights | Promenade/Boardwalk

    Strolling this mile-long path, famous for its magnificent Manhattan views, you might find it surprising to learn that its origins were purely...Read More

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  • 7. Brooklyn Historical Society

    Brooklyn Heights | Library/Archive

    Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style National...Read More

  • 8. Brooklyn Museum

    Prospect Heights | Museum/Gallery

    First-time visitors may well gasp at the vastness of New York’s second-largest museum (after Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art) and one...Read More

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  • 9. Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Prospect Park | Arts/Performance Venue

    New York City’s longest-running summer outdoor performance festival began in 1979 and remains a top-notch crowd-pleaser with its diverse roster...Read More

  • 10. Clinton Hill Architecture Walk

    Building/Architectural Site

    Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the buildings along Clinton and Washington avenues were originally lavish summer homes for...Read More

  • 11. Coney Island Museum

    Coney Island | Museum/Gallery

    Founded as a labor of love by Coney Island impresario Dick Zigun, this quirky museum recounts the tumultuous history of the neighborhood and...Read More

  • 12. Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene | Building/Architectural Site

    With 30 acres of green hills, Brooklyn's oldest park is the unofficial nucleus of the neighborhood. It served as a military fort during the...Read More

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  • 13. Grand Ferry Park


    Hipsters, Hasidic Jews, and others hang out at this small waterfront park named for the ferry that for a century connected Williamsburg to Manhattan...Read More

  • 14. Green-Wood Cemetery


    One of the loveliest places for a stroll in the five boroughs, the 478 acres of Green-Wood Cemetery are also home to more than 560,000 permanent...Read More

  • 15. Herbert Von King Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog run, and an amphitheater that serves...Read More

  • 16. Jane's Carousel

    DUMBO | Park/Playground

    Equal parts architectural marvel and children's plaything, this beautifully restored 1922 carousel twirls within a glass-walled waterfront pavilion...Read More

  • 17. Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier

    Red Hook | Park/Playground

    This small pier and park, named for a fallen firefighter, has awe-inspiring views of the Statue of Liberty and across the Hudson. You won't...Read More

  • 18. Mermaid Parade

    Coney Island | Local Interest–Sight

    Plan a trip to Coney Island in mid to late June for the neighborhood's biggest event of the year, and you'll without a doubt have something...Read More

  • 19. New York Aquarium

    Coney Island | Zoo/Aquarium

    The oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society; its mission is to save wildlife...Read More

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  • 20. Park Slope House Tour

    Park Slope | Tour–Sight

    For nearly 60 years, the annual Park Slope house tour has offered a glimpse inside beautiful private family homes. The self-guided, ticketed...Read More

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