Things to Do in Brooklyn - page 2
Behind its imposing grey façade and bronze-adorned gateway, the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library houses one of the city’s largest contemporary and historical collections of reading materials—comprising over one million books, magazines, and multimedia materials.
Few people think of farming when they think of the Big Apple, but Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming and green roofing business, is trying to change that. Started in 2010, it now produces upwards of 80,000 pounds (36,300 kilograms) of organic produce yearly—grown in sustainable rooftop gardens atop three NYC buildings.
Covering 478 square acres (193 square hectares), the Green-Wood Cemetery lies in the borough of Brooklyn, just south of Prospect Park, in New York. Founded in 1838 on a former Revolutionary War battlefield, this park-like cemetery houses more than 560,000 graves—including those of many notable figures—making it a fascinating place to stroll.
A diverse and inclusive nondenominational church in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Tabernacle offers weekly prayer services and is home to a Grammy Award–winning gospel choir. Music fans enjoy listening to the choir, and visitors find a welcoming environment and open-door policy at the church.
For more than 150 years, Brooklyn Academy of Music—known as BAM—has been showcasing the best of avant garde film, dance, theater, and dramatic arts. Drawing more than half a million annual visitors, BAM’s three Brooklyn venues host more than 200 annual performances.
On a hot summer day, you can hear the click and rumble of Brooklyn’s Cyclone from a block away—quickly followed by gleeful screams as the roller coaster reaches its first drop. More than a thrill seeker’s dream, the Cyclone is a rideable piece of Coney Island history that has been a New York favorite for decades.
An ethnically diverse neighborhood with an industrial waterfront, Sunset Park is the place to experience real life in Brooklyn. Instead of chain stores and trendy loft buildings, you’ll find mom-and-pop stores, dumpling shops, schools, and brownstones—all part of Sunset Park’s old-school New York vibe.
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is a modern entryway to New York City, welcoming visitors to Red Hook, Brooklyn, as well as providing easy access to nearby Manhattan. With no shortage of things to do in New York—the city has a plethora of world-class attractions, museums, shows, and dining options—tours are the best way to see more in less time.
Brooklyn’s Sunset Park is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world. Visit to explore the city’s largest (and arguably least touristy) Chinatown, and indulge in foods from across the world, including some of the city’s best Mexican, Central American, South American, and South Asian dishes.
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