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Borough of Brooklyn – Tourist Attractions in Brooklyn, New York City

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Borough of Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York’s most populous borough, with nearly 2.5 million residents. If all five boroughs were independent cities, Brooklyn would rank as the third most populous city in the United States, behind Los Angeles and Chicago. Brooklyn is coterminous with Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York State, and the second most densely populated county in the United States.

Though a part of New York City, Brooklyn maintains a distinct character of its own. Brooklyn is enriched by cultural diversity, an independent art scene, distinct neighborhoods, and a unique architectural heritage.

New York Aquarium – Coney Island

The New York Aquarium first opened on December 10, 1896, at Castle Garden in battery Park, making it the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. Its first director was the respected fish expert, Dr. Tarleton Hoffman Bean (1895-1898). On October 31, 1902, the Aquarium was adopted into the care of what was then the New York Zoological Society. At the time, the Aquarium housed only 150 specimens of wildlife. Over time, its most famous director, the distinguished zoologist Charles Haskins Townsend, enlarged the collections considerably, and the Aquarium attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
New York Aquarium

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is a 585 acre (2.1 km²) public park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn located between Park Slope, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and seven blocks north east of Green-Wood Cemetery. It is run and operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Prospect Park

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden located next to Prospect Park near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1910, the 52 acre (210,000 m²) garden includes a cherry tree esplanade, a one acre (4,000 m²) rose garden, a Japanese hill and pond garden, a fragrance garden for the blind, a water lily pond esplanade, several conservatories, a rock garden, a native flora garden, a bonsai tree collection, and children’s gardens and discovery exhibits.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Children’s Museum New York

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a general purpose museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Founded in 1899, it was the first museum in the world to cater specifically to children. The museum is currently undergoing renovation.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Museum of Art New York

Opened in 1897, the Brooklyn Museum building is a steel frame structure-built to the standards of classical masonry-designed by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White and built by the Carlin Construction Company. Daniel Chester French, the noted sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, was the sculptor of two allegorical figures, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and of the figures on the pediment.
Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

30 Lafayette Ave/ Felix Pl
neighborhood: Fort Greene
Sat: 2pm-4pm
Sun: Closed
Regular tours throughout the afternoon.
building date: 1908
subway: B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave/ Pacific St, C to Lafayette Ave/ Fulton St.
bus: B25, B26, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67.
other transportation: LIRR to Flatbush/ Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon St/ Court St
neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Sat: 10am-3pm
Sun: Closed
Tours on the hour.
Maximum people: 10 per tour
building date: 1848
subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall, M, R to Court St.
bus: B25, B26, B37, B38, B51, B52, B54, B57, B61, B75.
Brooklyn Borough Hall

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St/ Clinton St
neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Sat: 12pm-5pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Tours at 2 pm.
Maximum people: 30 per tour
building date: 1881
subway: A, C, to High St, F to Jay St/ Borough Hall, M, R to Court St, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall.
bus: B25, B26, B38, B41, B52, B65, B67.
Brooklyn Historical Society

Floyd Bennett Field

Flatbush Ave, S to Floyd Bennett Dr, first turn left to Ryan Visitor Center
neighborhood: Southeast Brooklyn
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 9am-5pm
Tour Sat 10 am. Reservations required: (718) 338-3799.
Maximum people: 40 per tour
building date: 1931
subway: 2 to Flatbush Ave.
bus: Q35.
Floyd Bennett Field

Lefferts Historic House Museum

Flatbush Ave/ Empire Blvd
neighborhood: Flatbush
Sat: 12pm-5pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Saturday tour at 12 pm, Sunday tours at 12, 1 pm. Reservations required: (718) 789-2822 x11.
Maximum people: 10 per tour
building date: circa 1783
subway: Q, S to Prospect Park.
bus: B16, B41, B43, B48.
Lefferts Historic House Museum

Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument

Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
neighborhood: Fort Greene
Sat:10 am – 3 pm
Sun:10 am – 3 pm
Continuous open access, first come basis, lining up if necessary
Tours every 20 minutes. Access to top prohibited.
building date: 1908
subway: B, M, Q, R to Dekalb Ave.
bus: B38, B54
Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

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