NYC's second borough continues to break out of Manhattan's shadow at a rapid pace. Boutique hotels are springing up everywhere, the music scene is thriving, and Gray Line are even running tours. The borough, which would be America's fourth-largest city if it were still independent, is home to numerous diverse communities, from Russian enclaves in Brighton Beach and Polish residents in Greenpoint, to the arty punks of Bushwick and the Bugaboo-pushing moms of Windsor Terrace. There are just as many attractions to explore and things to do, so see below and get going!
Top attractions in Brooklyn
Check out the borough's coolest sights and top landmarks
Coney Island and Luna Park
Plan a trip to the beach, boardwalk and rides at Luna Park
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, guide
Navigate the hipster hub's bars, restaurants, shops and things to do
Bushwick, Brooklyn guide
Just next to Williamsburg, Bushwick is quickly gaining a name for itself as the new hipster hub
Park Slope, Brooklyn, guide
Find out which bars, restaurants and shops stand out
Red Hook, Brooklyn, guide
Spend a day exploring this charming, secluded waterfront nabe
Map of Brooklyn
Find streets, top attractions and subway stops with our map of Brooklyn
NYC walking tour of Brooklyn's most beautiful brownstones
When you hear the word brownstone, you probably think of Brooklyn—and for good reason
Events in Brooklyn
Third Annual Fourth of July Beach Party
Live music, booze, food, fireworks and a beach view—you can’t ask for much more than that on Independence Day. Last year's party began at 9am and went until...
Fourth of July Fireworks at Brooklyn Grange
For an all-American country-meets–big-city feel, head to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This barbecue with a view serves...
Jeppe Hein, "Please Touch the Art"
Brooklyn Bridge Park just added 18 brand-new sculptures by Danish artist Jeppe Hein to its massive playground and waterfront gardens. Hein's innovative work...