Brooklyn is a people's place. It is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,636,735 residents in 2015. It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Queens at the southwestern end of Long Island.

Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County the most populous county in New York state and the second most densely populated county in the United States, after the county of New York – which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan.

Here are 7 reasons for falling in love with Brooklyn.

Tours in New York: Fall In Love With Brooklyn

A Visual Storytelling by Lucas Compan

Movies With a View: big screen and movies at Brooklyn Bridge Park


1 – Forget Manhattan skyscrapers. In Brooklyn you can see sky

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1 (Photo: Julienne Schaer)


2 – The views of the water, Manhattan, and the bridges  never, ever get old

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline (Photo: Dani Blue)

Directions to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is something. So take the 6 train at Grand Central Station to the last stop (Brooklyn Bridge). If you don't want to walk 1,8 km on the bridge, you have five ways to get there:

 – A or C trains to High Street

– 2 or 3 trains to Clark Street

– F train to York Street


3 – Romantic spot with breathtaking sunsets at Brooklyn Heights Promenade

View from Brooklyn Heights Promenade

View from Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The sunset from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade is something you must not not miss

The sunset from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade is something you must not not miss

Directions to Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Take the R train at Times Square/42nd Street to Court Street/Borough Hall


4 – You can see movies and concerts in more than one park

Summer music concert in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Directions to Prospect Park

Take the Brooklyn-bound F train at 34th Street-Herald Square (Manhattan) to 15th Street/Prospect Park


5 – The beach is just a subway ride away (Brighton Beach)

Brighton Brach boardwalk


6 – You can ride The Coney Island Cyclone, a historic wooden roller coaster that opened on June 26, 1927

Cyclone is in Luna Park, in Coney Island. The beach view is Brighton Beach. In 2017, Cyclone is celebrating 90 years.

Luna Park is the name of an amusement park in the neighborhood of Coney Island, Brooklyn in New York City that opened on May 29, 2010 at the former site of Astroland, an amusement park that had been in operation for 46 years. It was named after the original 1903 Luna Park which existed until 1944 on a site just north of the current park's 1000 Surf Avenue location

Directions to Coney Island and Brighton Beach

Take the Brooklyn-bound N or Q trains to the last stop


7 – You can find great food, music, art, fashion in Williamsburg

You can find plenty of cool, trendy, charming stores in Williamsburg 

The famous Smorgasburg, a flea food market with hundreds of culinary options from all countries

Williamsburg is just 3 subway stops away from Union Square / 14th Street, in Manhattan. Take the L train to Bedford Avenue.


Directions to Williamsburg

Take the L Train at Union Square/14th Street to Bedford Avenue (three stops, six minute-ride)

 

Extra Reason: DUMBO is simply awesome

In DUMBO you can play like a kid at the Jane's Carousel – with an awesome view...

You can also enjoy outstanding art installations right under the Brooklyn Bridge...

Or you can admire the Brooklyn Bridge from different angles...

And you also can take a walking guided tour of DUMBO & Williamsburg, and SO many other super cool stuff, tours, sightseeing, and things to do.

Are you ready to live a love story? So Brooklyn is your next destination. Bon voyage!

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