Things to do in Brooklyn

Find the best restaurants, bars, attractions and things to do in Brooklyn

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!

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Top attractions in Brooklyn

Check out the borough's coolest sights and top landmarks

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Museums

Coney Island and Luna Park

Plan a trip to the beach, boardwalk and rides at Luna Park

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn, guide

Navigate the hipster hub's bars, restaurants, shops and things to do

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Bushwick, Brooklyn guide

Just next to Williamsburg, Bushwick is quickly gaining a name for itself as the new hipster hub

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Park Slope, Brooklyn, guide

Find out which bars, restaurants and shops stand out

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Red Hook, Brooklyn, guide

Spend a day exploring this charming, secluded waterfront nabe

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Map of Brooklyn

Find streets, top attractions and subway stops with our map of Brooklyn

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NYC walking tour of Brooklyn's most beautiful brownstones

When you hear the word brownstone, you probably think of Brooklyn—and for good reason

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Comments

3 comments
Evan B
Evan B

Ahem. You clearly don't know history. The Bronx was annexed into New York City long before Brooklyn was. 

Jason J
Jason J

Nobody at TimeOut NY gets to define what Brooklyn is!  Enough of the BS. I'd hate to see my beloved home turned into another yuppy haven for a bunch of insecure, desperate for attention puffs.


"Arty punks of Bushwick"...Ha! You mean Arty punks of recently gentrified Bushwick, lol