Marine Park Golf Course
2880 Flatbush Ave.
Dyker Beach Golf Course
BROOKLYN: is the most populous of the 5
boroughs, home to over 2.4 million residents. Brooklyn as an independent
city Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous in the United
Famous for its 19th century brownstones, thriving arts communities, diverse ethnic populations, and spectacular views of Manhattan. Brooklyn is about 73 square miles, with 50 miles of shoreline and approximate dimensions of 11.5 x 9.5 miles.
There is an accelerating rate of growth in Brooklyn as the yellow headed 10 story crane has become the most visible bird. Generally, the result has been luxury condominiums but these all pale next to a mega complex best known as Atlantic Yards with will add numerous 60 story buildings above an entertainment and transportation nexus on Atlantic Avenue. The build out will take another decade and the only question remaining is the scale and aesthetics of the projects. more
Brooklyn is special in many ways as history reminds us: the Brooklyn bridge is New York's most famous bridge, Coney Island was America's first Disneyland, Battle Hill in the Green-wood cemetery was the site of the first skirmish of the American revolution. But it is the people of the strong communities and neighborhoods who have most enriched global society. No one know why, perhaps the ready view of the Statue of Liberty or the shadow of New York City or simply that great attracts great but the number of noteworthy native sons and daughter is truly impressive.
This is the place where the rhythms of alchemical magic are most palpable on the East Coast and where the Carnaval spirit is most alive and beckoning. The best known Carnival is that produced by the Caribbean community on Labor Day weekend [1st weekend in September] centered around the remarkable public spaces surrounding the Grand Army Plaza. However there is also the Coney Island Mermaid parade in June which strikes the right chords in your soul.
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Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce brooklynchamber.com ibrooklyn.com/ Business is booming in Brooklyn. Explore Brooklyn's great neighborhoods via its burgeoning arts and cultural scene at our Community Events Calendar
Hello Brooklyn hellobrooklyn.com
Government & Official Sites
Brooklyn has two local daily newspapers, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Brooklyn Paper. Bay Currents is a bi-weekly newspaper published in south Brooklyn.
GO-Brooklyn.com Official site of The Brooklyn Papers' weekly entertainment guide. Reviews local dance, music, art, film, books, dining, and more.
Brooklyn Information & Culture
Major ethnic publications include the Brooklyn-Queens Catholic paper The Tablet, as well as several Haitian newspapers including The Haitian Times, Haiti Observateur, and Haiti Progress. Many nationally-distributed ethnic newspapers are based out of offices in Brooklyn. Over 60 ethnic groups, writing in 42 languages, publish some 300 non-English language magazines and newspapers in New York City.
NY Carib News Weekly, 50 cents. Carnival coverge by Tony Best & Michael D. Roberts.
BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television
| Performing Arts
Programming grounded in the African Diaspora. At the award winning Harvey Theatre.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Subway 2,3,4,5,Q to Atlantic Ave. M,N,R,W to Pacific St. G to Fulton St.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
| Places to Stay
There are several large airport hotels at Kennedy airport (JFK) but just the Marriot, which just opened in 2001 is the only maojor hotel in Brooklyn. For most of the 20th century Brooklyn got by with a few hundred rooms along the Atlantic Coast and few B&B's in the nice neighborhoods. This is changing with many new beds in the works. A Holiday Inn Express, which opened in 2005, is just a vanguard of many more to come.
333 Adams Street
Holiday Inn at JFK Airport
Four Points Sheraton at JFK 4-star w/ 185 rooms
Comfort Inn at Bay Point
Golden Gate Motor Inn
Western International Hotel Gregory
New York Like a Native
Hassidic walking tours
Many active programs, an ongoing interactive exhibit and historic displays. Remodeled in 2003. Large research library with lots of labor movement source material. Dedicated to illuminating the history and culture of Brooklyn’s citizens.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
New York Transit Museum
Grand Prospect Hall
GRAND ARMY PLAZA/
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Public Library
DOLL & TOY MUSEUM OF NYC
|Williamsburgh Savings Bank Since 1927 Brooklyn's tallest landmark has a now closed observation deck. It will reopen as luxury condos|
Tallest structure in Brooklyn is the 597-foot tall radio/TV tower at Brooklyn Tech High School on Fort Greene Place
Promenade overlooks the East River between Orange & Remsen Streets, with spectacular view of Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge.
500 25th St.
Subway: R to 25th St, walk 1 block to 5th Ave. Bus B63, B67
Highest spot in Brooklyn is open to the public. The 468 acre green is home to the remains of over 600,000 souls. Self-guided tour maps available at visitor center
44 St @ 6TH St.
Claims to be the Highest Point in Brooklyn, with views of Stature of Liberty and Manhattan.
79 North 11th St.
NYC’s leading brewery, with free tours. Closed Sundays.
Children’s Museum or
145 Brooklyn Ave.
Subway: 3, A to Kingston Ave.
The world’s first museum devoted to kids. Dedicated to fun and inspiration, the museum offer countess interactive opportunities in 10 galleries, plus special exhibits. Four story structure houses over 27,000 pieces and features a rooftop theatre with a view of Brower Park. Reopens in 2007 at twice the size
Discovery Zone Fun
5100 Kings Plaza
Lazer tag, ball room, mazes and exciting activities for kids of all ages.
2461 Knapp Street
Subway Q to Sheepshead Bay. Transfer to B36 to Nostrand Ave and Avenue Y.
NYC’s largest indoor family entertainment center, with 55,000 sq. ft of space including video arcade, 3 story soft play area and food court.
Wykoff House & Museum
5815 Clarendon Road
Subway: 2, 5, D, Q & A Trains. Buses B47, B7, B8.
Oldest house in New York State.
Subway Q. Buses B4, B36, B44, B49
Brooklyn’s increasingly colorful fishing village and marina contains just a handful of hotels and waterside restaurants, but there’s a growing reclamation of the waterfront for public use by entrepreneurs. Boats are available from 10 piers for deep sea fishing for whole or half-day excursions for blues, bonita, stripers, albacore, fluke or cod. Lots of shoreline fishing too. One of America’s largest Russian immigrant communities is based in this neighborhood. Emmons Ave. is the main waterfront boulevard with the growing restaurant row and plenty of easy parking. The most famous restaurant is Lundy Bros. (718-743-0022 At 1901 Emmons) while Il Fornetto (718-332-8494 2902 Emmons) points out it is the only Sheepshead Bay restaurant with “waterfront dining.” Locals make Maria’s (3073 Emmons, 718-646-6665) a popular corner for satisfying meals or intimate encounters.
Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Beach
|New York City waterways: 1. Hudson River, 2. East River, 3. Long Island Sound, 4. Newark Bay, 5. Upper New York Bay, 6. Lower New York Bay, 7. Jamaica Bay, 8. Atlantic Ocean|
Main entrance at Beach & 116th St.
Subway A & Bus Q21, Q22, Q35,Q53
More than 7 miles of remarkably wide Atlantic Beach. Dining and boardwalk.
Aqueduct Race Track
Rockaway Blvd & 108TH St.
Subway A, Bus Q11 & B15
Thoroughbred Racing. Call for times.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife
11368 Crossbay Blvd.
Subway A, S. Bus Q21, Q53
More than 9,000 acres of diverse land and water habitats. Free nature walks and bird-watching 7 days per week.
Part of the Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island (718-354-4606).
www.saveellisisland.orgNPS official partner dedicated to restoring and saving 30 buildings on the island
www.AmericanParkNetwork.com The most comprehensive source of information on American's favorite national parks.
www.ellisisland.com ARAMARK operakes Ellis Island under a contract administered by NPS
www.nps.gov/stli The custodian of the two parks and an agency of the US Department of the Interior
www.ellisisland.org The successor organization to the effort which restored the Statue of Liberty in 1986 and went on to build Ellis Island Immigration Museum in 1990. They operate the American Family Immigration History center & The American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
45 minutes on Long Island Railroad from the Atlantic Station.
"dedicated to preserving the dignity of American Popular Culture."
|post : 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn NY 11224-2816 phone: 718 372 5159
fax 718 372 5101
Coney Island's resident not-for-profit arts organization the that runs the Mermaid Parade. Also produces produces the popular Coney Island Circus Sideshow, complete with sword swallowers, glass walkers and many of the most accomplished and exciting burlesque dancers in the world.
New York Aquarium
Subway D or Buses B36, B64, B68
Brooklyn Cyclones at KeySpan Park
Subway: D, F or Q. Buses B36, B64, B74
The 7,500 seat ballpark is home to the NY Mets A-ball team. Games frequently sell out. The Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball in Brooklyn is back!!
IndieFilmPage.com Co-presenters of the Coney Island Film
Festival and Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series.
Something Weird Video sponsors of the Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series.
Troma Films sponsors of the Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series.
Volcanic Video Dave Channon is an eccentric videographer and Manhattan Public Access Cable activist who has done a lot of work with Coney Island over the years.
Get ready for the wild creativity of slinky sea-inspired couture and a celebration of the female breast.
The annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade takes place on the first Saturday after the summer solstice. The event celebrates the beginning of Summer
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Blessing of the
Welcome Back to Brooklyn
Movies with a View
Presented by bbpc.net
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & St. Paulinus
Brooklyn Family Theatre Neighborhood Fair Saturday, early July at Church of Gethsemane - 1012 8th Ave (at 10th St) 718-670-7205
Irish American & Annual Battle of Brooklyn Parade
Guyana Folk Festival
The Original Brooklyn Carnival
Art off the Main
Last Update: Aug 2006
Marine Park Golf Course
2880 Flatbush Ave.
Dyker Beach Golf Course
● Brazil Day in NYC takes place Labor Day Sunday
Started in 1985; 1million showed up in 2003
Main Stage at 6th
Ave. & 43rd Street. Covers 14 blocks from 42nd to
56th Ave and on on 46th St. from Madison Ave. to 7th
● Since 2001 all NYC events are dry, but 42nd Street at 5th is the Brazil zone, where the food is authentic and the restaurants offer the full range of Brazilian drinking pleasures.