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
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
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The Moth StorySLAM
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Live Dubbed Sitcoms
Watch improvisers live-dub over muted sitcoms, giving shows like Full House and Family Matters random and hilarious new story lines.
Miranda July in conversation with host Lena Dunham
Renaissance woman Miranda July chats with Girls creator Lena Dunham about July's upcoming debut novel, The First Bad Man.