Undoubtedly, the metropolis of New York is always worth a visit. But don’t forget that New York is made up of five boroughs. One of those boroughs is Brooklyn. In addition to a diverse cultural program, the city also offers countless attractions that you’ll want to explore on your next trip. Since just one visit to New York is hardly enough to discover all its highlights, below are the best Brooklyn attractions that you should not miss.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Sights in BROOKLYN!
New York City is administratively divided into five boroughs. Aside from Manhattan, home to the Empire State Building and Wall Street, among other things, Brooklyn is one of the most famous of New York’s five boroughs. The others are Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Brooklyn has seen steady population growth since its incorporation in 1898 and is now the most populous borough with influences from many cultures. This multiculturalism finds its expression in many important events in Brooklyn, which we present below.
- BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has become one of New York’s most iconic landmarks. It is probably one of the most famous Brooklyn landmarks in the world.
The suspension bridge, once the longest of its kind in the world, connects the two boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It runs over the East River for a total length of over a kilometer.
In addition to six lanes, the Brooklyn Bridge has a separate pedestrian and bicycle path that offers a unique view of large parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan and the East River.
- MANHATTAN BRIDGE
Along with the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge is one of three suspension bridges that span the East River, spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, specifically Chinatown in Lower Manhattan.
Thanks to its impressive structure, the Manhattan Bridge is a popular photo motif and one of the most beautiful sights in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, there is a pedestrian walkway on the outside of the lower level of the bridge, which offers a view as spectacular as the Brooklyn Bridge.
- JENNY CAROUSEL
The popular Brooklyn attraction opened in September 2011 near the Brooklyn Bridge, attracting young and old alike. Jane’s Carousel is a historic carousel with 48 hand-carved horses.
Special attention is drawn to the minimalist glass building, which was designed to protect the carousel, which was put into operation for the first time in 1922, from wind and weather.
Jane’s Carousel not only offers a tour for families visiting the US metropolis with their children, but also a unique photo opportunity with the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline in the background.
An absolute must on your Brooklyn tour is a detour to super hip and hip Williamsburg. Since the prices here are (still) affordable, many young and creative people have settled here. You can feel and see it in the bar and restaurant, as well as in the shops here.
Williamsburg is “the place,” especially in the evenings. We strongly recommend trying some of the bars and restaurants here.
- BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden covers 21 acres between the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. A visit to the botanical garden is an absolute must for plant lovers, especially during cherry blossom season in the spring, when more than 200 Japanese cherry trees bloom.
A large rose garden, native tree and shrub section, Shakespeare Garden, and nature study areas for children also make the Brooklyn Botanic Garden a popular year-round destination.
- SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL ARCH – BROOKLYN GROUNDS
Just off the north end of Prospect Park is a landmark dedicated to the fall of the American Revolutionary War. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch is a triumphal arch in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, built between 1889 and 1892.
In addition to bronze figures of two US presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S., the granite monument also features a statue of the winged goddess of victory in a cadriga.
- TIME OUT MARKET NEW YORK (SHOPPING, SENS and ROOFTOP BAR)
In the heart of Dumbo, Time Out Market is an indisputable glimpse of Brooklyn unmatched even in a metropolis like New York. Bars, restaurants, cafes and a wide range of cultural activities. Time Out Market New York offers it all.
Under the roof of the large market hall, the city’s best chefs prepare dishes from all over the world in more than twenty small restaurants.
Guests can sit at one large lounge in the middle of the lounge and enjoy a fine dining experience. In addition, there are regular events where the hottest DJs, singers and artists provide the best entertainment.
- CONEY ISLAND BEACH
Coney Island Beach, located at the southern end of Brooklyn, along with the Coney Island Amusement Park, is also known as the metropolitan entertainment district. As far back as the 19th century, New Yorkers used the peninsula as a place of relaxation and retreat.
Today, you can take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island Beach, relax in the sun, and buy unusual souvenirs from quaint stalls.
- THE CYCLONE ROLLER COASTER CONEY ISLAND NY
The Cyclone Roller Coaster at Coney Island is one of the most popular roller coasters in the world. The curved and bold wooden roller coaster opened in 1927 and has long been a highlight of the Coney Island amusement park.
The length of the route is 800 meters, the maximum height is 26 meters. The ride offers great views of Coney Island and the southern part of Brooklyn.
- BROOKLYN MUSEUM – BROOKLYN ATTRACTIONS
The Brooklyn Museum is located not far from the Arc de Triomphe and right in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Visitors to Brooklyn with an interest in culture will find collections of art objects from around the world at New York’s second largest museum.
The main focus is on Egyptian art, as well as masterpieces from China, Korea and the Middle East. Another topic is the relatively young history of the USA, to which the entire upper floor is dedicated.
Temporary exhibitions of various artists are displayed on the first floor. The Brooklyn Museum is easily accessible for visitors thanks to the subway station.
Our Final Word
Our final word is to get out of Manhattan and check out Brooklyn as well as other boroughs. Apart from the incredible architectural buildings and engineering, there is much more culturally to see and experience.