Just south of Manhattan, on Long Island, Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs.
Brooklyn Heights is one of the richer neighborhoods in the borough, characterized by brownstone buildings and a thriving shopping district. The centerpiece of Brooklyn Heights is Brooklyn Bridge Park. This has spectacular views of downtown New York City.
At almost 1830 meters long, Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City. It spans the East River, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan, and is crossed by some 4000 pedestrians every day.
Popular pastimes in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park include relaxing on the green expanses of Long Meadow, cycling, jogging, and spotting wildlife on Prospect Lake.
Coney Island was once the largest amusement area in the United States. Many vintage attractions remain today, including Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and the Cyclone roller coaster.