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Introducing Brooklyn

If you’ve read anything about New York in the last five years, you’ll know that Brooklyn is the place where edgy, creative, sometimes amazing, always interesting, things happen. Truth is, these days even Manhattanites admit that Brooklyn is the place to be and be seen.

Originally named Breuckelen after a town in The Netherlands, Brooklyn is NYC’s most energetic, eclectic and culturally rich area. The epicentre of the borough’s creative crescent lies along the East River, with Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Red Hook all branding themselves at the heart of the Brooklyn hipster scene. This the borough for vintage flea markets, hip bookstores and daring art galleries. It’s also the hood drawing in NY’s most inventive restaurants (Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, Pok Pok in Red Hook or Marlow & Sons in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg), food entrepreneurs such as Mast Brothers Chocolates, McClure’s Pickles or Blue Bottle Coffee Roaster, and the specatacularly successful weekend food fair, Smorgasburg.

The greener areas with historic brownstone row houses and tranquil tree-lined streets, include Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Park Slope. Here, alongside the picturesque Prospect Park – designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park – you’ll find intimate eateries, live music venues and arguably New York’s best cups of coffee.

  1. Boerum Hill

    If you didn’t happen to know better, you might miss sweet little Boerum Hill. Nestled along a bustling stretch of Atlantic Avenue on the borough’s ...

  2. Brooklyn Heights

    This is the other New York, away from the Times Square neon, but an equally strongly branded slice of the Big Apple. Brooklyn Heights is ...

  3. DUMBO

    The picturesque sliver of land 'Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass' was once one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. In this neighborhood, inevitably known as DUMBO, ...

  4. Fort Greene

    One-of-a-kind, touched by history and utterly charming, Fort Greene is much like a delightful find in the Brooklyn Flea market that lures cool-seeking New Yorkers ...

  5. Park Slope

    If you’ve ever wondered where hip people go when they grow up, the answer lies in Brooklyn - Park Slope, to be exact. In this ...

  6. Prospect Heights

    Combining the easy living of Park Slope with the vibrant, multi-faceted culture of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights is giving Brooklyn’s brethren of cool 'hoods a ...

  7. Williamsburg

    Walking down Bedford Avenue, one might easily be confused at the legions of men with bushy moustaches, blousy shirts and suspenders holding up distressed denim. ...

 
 
 
 
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