Travel Brooklyn and New York Without the Hustle and Bustle

We travel to Brooklyn, a destination that is becoming increasingly popular among New York travelers. Because the city offers much more than the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and Hot Dogs. If you walk the Brooklyn Bridge to the end, you will find a completely different side of the metropolis. It is just as diverse but less hectic, but calmer, greener and brighter, with unique culinary experiences. This is Brooklyn.

There is no way around the popular Brooklyn Heights district at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Here you can find stylish coffee shops with industrial charm. In the old warehouse of the Brooklyn Roasting Company, you will definitely find cozy comfort between roasting machines, bean bags, and the self-made wooden furniture. At the latest, the smell of roasted and ground coffee beans from all over the world makes you want a hot drink.

Still relatively new to the Brooklyn Bridge Park is Jane's Carousel, a beautifully restored, captivating carousel dating from 1922. It is housed in a transparent pavilion, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. A journey in this timelessly beautiful round-about makes childhood memories awake.

With a maritime atmosphere and an industrial flair, the Red Hook district stands out from others. The nightlife is nowhere more authentic than here.

Brooklyn - A cat jumping from Manhattan

Downtown Brooklyn is just minutes away from Lower Manhattan and is easily accessible by bus and subway at any time. Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City and is located in the southeast of the city at the western end of Long Island. In the North East, the only land border to the Queens district. On the opposite side of the Upper New York Bay are Manhattan and Staten Island.

Brooklyn - A district in transition

Freshly strengthened, we head for the water, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Once there were dilapidated moorings, industrial buildings, and storerooms, there is now a two kilometer-long parkland with bike paths, play and sports facilities and a promenade that connects everything.

Previously, it was only because of the views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the skyline. Nowadays, Manhattan's cold wall of glass and steel is still an impressive backdrop, but it is also a little unnecessary because of the beauty of the river's local side. We stop briefly to start a youth team at one of the moorings, but then approach us more and more at the foot of the bridge and sit down on the bank of the river and watch the hustle and bustle.

From trendy boutiques and restaurants in Williamsburg over the picturesque sandstone houses in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill, Brooklyn also offers a refreshingly different New York feeling. Neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, and Williamsburg all have their own charm, and there is a lot to explore everywhere. Tourists who think a day in Brooklyn is enough to have seen everything, are happy to be laughed at.

The district is changing. For several years, the hotel density in Brooklyn has grown significantly. From bed & breakfast to boutique hotels to large hotel chains with a comprehensive service are numerous accommodations available.

Art at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest museum in New York after the Metropolitan. The architecture and the imposing entrance are in no way inferior to the big brother in Manhattan. In addition to works of American art history, there are mainly African and Far Eastern art collections, often complemented by special exhibitions of modern art.

The Brooklyn Museum offers a museum visit of the other kind on the first Saturday of the month from 5 pm - 11 pm. In addition to art, there is the beer, wine, snacks and always changing live music.

Williamsburg - Brooklyn's hipster district

Young and hip, the district of Williamsburg in Brooklyn is regarded as a hipster par excellence. The survival is correspondingly varied.

Suburbs in Ditmas Park

Between the Victorian mansions with a shaded lawn, the rocking chair on the porch, and the "beware of the dog" sign, you quickly forget that the Ditmas Park district belongs to New York City. Skyscrapers, tourists and urban bustle seem far away. Of the approximately 200 houses that were collectively built in early 1900, none is the same. Despite their different colors and peculiarities, they give a uniform image that is well-kept, well-being, peaceful.

Brooklynites whistle at cosmopolitans, chic clubs, and designer clothes. They prefer to throw themselves in jeans and check shirt, trim their beard and look forward to a well-deserved dinner.

Attractions in Brooklyn

Of course, Brooklyn also has attractions that are not to be missed on the trip to New York. The Brooklyn Bridge is the most famous of it. Walking once over the bridge should definitely be on your list. For basketball fans, the Brooklyn Nets are a highlight, because the club of the NBA has found its home in the Barclays Center.

To relax you should visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The Brooklyn Museum, as mentioned above, is the second-largest museum in New York.

The size of Brooklyn can only be seen, what complexity one expects if one wants to explore the sights. The Brooklyn Bridge, the home of the Brooklyn Nets - the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Greenwood Cemetery, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum. It is a long list. There is much to see in Brooklyn.

Security: Is Brooklyn dangerous?

Brooklyn was considered a problem area for many years with a high crime. These times are long gone. Every year, Brooklyn is safer, and New York is now one of the safest cities in the world. Ask local residents, which corners of Brooklyn are best avoided after dark.


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