Brooklyn is so special that it seems like a reality detached from the rest of New York. It is a great neighborhood that over the years has been able to mix different cultures and represents the best symbol of the American melting pot. A place that is certainly less flashy but more welcoming.
Until about twenty years ago, Brooklyn was mainly associated with the famous bridge and a dormitory neighborhood. Now Brooklyn has become New York’s new Soho, if it’s even more creative and alternative.
What to see in Brooklyn:
Just below the bridge is the suburb called DUMBO which would be the acronym of Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, or the neighborhood that develops near the Manhattan Bridge. Walking among the buildings made from ancient factories, you reach the shore of the East River: where you can enjoy the fantastic view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan.
– Brooklyn Heights
residential area among the most unusual in New York. A lively suburb full of clubs, characterized by the typical red brick houses. Among its avenues you will see ancient buildings dating back to the 19th century.
It is the most “historic” and romantic neighborhood.
It is the most intellectual neighborhood (many writers have moved here), architecturally more interesting and to make matters worse, crowned by the NY magazine like the one with the best quality of life! The crime is very low, public schools are good, prices are acceptable, books and culture are very widespread.
The heart is Prospect Park, a miniature Central Park with ponds and thickets
it is one of the most interesting in the city and offers works from every place in the world and from every historical era. Among the most famous artists on display are Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Pissarro and Matisse. In addition to a splendid Egyptian collection. The wing dedicated to American painters and the one in which Asian art is exhibited is very interesting.
It is a truly eclectic suburb and far away from New York consumerism.
Before it was a gray and not very busy industrial area in decline, today it is one of the coolest neighborhoods in New York City. The transformation of Williamsburg is another of the many examples of urban redevelopment that succeeded in NYC to perfection.
We are in the north of the Brooklyn district, just below Queens, Manhattan is connected thanks to the homonymous bridge, Williamsburg Bridge. What today is defined as the hipster district of the Big Apple is full of markets, vintage shops, breweries and breweries, restaurants and high level cafeterias.
Wonderful to take a tour among the markets (like the Brooklyn Flea Market if you go on a Sunday) and vintage shops like Beacon’s Closet.
Finally, the Smorgasburg food market (90 Kent Ave) is very popular and is held every Saturday from 11am to 6pm, so it’s a great idea for lunch.
This gallery was originally located in Chelsea, and now the Brooklyn space continues to exhibit works by artists from around the world who mix various artistic forms such as painting, photography, installations, performances, video and sculpture. The Brooklyn space can accommodate large installations and long-term projects. The objective of the gallery remains to give space to contemporary artists living from all over the world.
(25 Knickerbocker Ave)
In the Bushwick neighborhood there is also this very pretty gallery which, as its name suggests, is small and full of interesting things. his creed is summarized in the motto “l’art pour l’art” and mainly organizes monographic exhibitions to ensure an intimate experience to the public.
-To get there it takes almost an hour by subway from Midtown Manhattan, the subway is certainly the fastest and cheapest way to reach Coney Island.
Coney Island is a place that has more to tell than to show. In fact it lived golden years, when in the distant fifties it was the heart of Sunday life for New York families.
After the abandonment of the 1980s, today it is slowly getting back on its feet and once there it will seem to be light years away from Manhattan. Beginning in 2010, the rebirth began which led to the restructuring of the old playgrounds and the creation of new ones such as the Scream Zone, dedicated to adrenaline-filled rides.
For an old style lunch, go to Nathan’s Famous, the most famous and the first hot dog in The world.