7 Reasons For Falling In Love With Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and One WTC in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Daniel Mirkov


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.

Watching a film with a view in brooklyn brigde park is one of the best things in summertime. photo: courtesy of timeout magazine.


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

people hanging out at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, pier 1: one of the most peaceful spots in the city, from where you have awesome views. (Photo: Julienne Schaer)


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

you can admire this view 200 times and you will have 200 different experiences. dumbo, between manhattan bridge and brooklyn bridge. jane's carousel is also a great spot to have fun with kids – or to play like you are a kid. Photo by lucas compan

 

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

people arriving at the brooklyn heights promenade. photo by lucas compan

watching the sunset from the brooklyn heights promenade is a one-of-a-kind experience. there's always a jazz musician playing at the spot, making it even more remarkable. photo by lucas compan.

 

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

live concert in park slope, brooklyn. photo by Joe Buglewicz.

 

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 beach boardwalk. photo by lucas compan

 

Directions to brighton beach >>>

Take the Brooklyn-bound n, q, d or f trains to the last stop, coney island.


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

the roller coaster cyclone: amusing generations since 1927. photo: courtesy of timeout magazine

luna park, photo by lucas compan.

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.

luna park in coney island is a lot of fun. photo by lucas compan

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

sunset + fun = coney island memories forever. photo by lucas compan


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

the view from the east river state park, in williamsburg, brooklyn. photo by lucas compan.

small cool, fancy boutiques in williamsburg and the charming atmosphere. photo by lucas compan

you can feel williamsburg's vibrant vibe in the air. photo by lucas compan

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

'DUMBO' MEANS DOWN UNDER THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE OVERPASS

THE CLASSIC SPOT AT WASHINGTON STREET IN DUMBO, BROOKLYN. : THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE AND THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. PHOTO BY LUCAS COMPAN

HAPPY DOGS OF DUMBO. PHOTO BY LUCAS COMPAN.

ART, FOOD, FASHION, CULTURE, FUN, ENTERTAINMENT, NETWORKING, SHOPPING, LEARNING CENTER: YOU CAN FIND EVERYTHING IN DUMBO. PHOTO BY LUCAS COMPAN.

JANE'S CARROUSEL AND THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE. PHOTO BY LUCAS COMPAN.

Directions to DUMBO >>>

Take the BROOKLYN-BOUND F Train to YORK STREET


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


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