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New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Marriott Destination Guide

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Attractions: Culture, Parks & Landmarks

From the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park to Coney Island and the Botanical Garden, the borough of Brooklyn is home to some of America’s greatest attractions, many just steps away from our hotel near the Brooklyn War Memorial and Courthouse.

Everything there is to see in Manhattan is here in Brooklyn!

Take a stroll through the Brooklyn Bridge Park and watch the sun set over the Statue of Liberty. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and snap shots of both the majestic Downtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn skylines. Smell the roses or gaze at the cherry blossoms during the many festivals at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Or, scream at the top of your lungs as you whiz by the Atlantic Ocean on the Cyclone in Coney Island.

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BRIC Rotunda Gallery

33 Clinton Street

(718) 683-5604

Features works by Brooklyn-affiliated artists and art education for children.

 

Brooklyn Attitude

(718) 398-0939

BrooklynTour@aol.com

Experience Brooklyn’s cultural diversity while journeying through the borough’s vibrant neighborhoods on a bus-and-walking tour of Brooklyn.

 

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of NYC, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city’s skyline.

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park

334 Furman Street

(718) 222-9939

On the downtown Brooklyn waterfront, this world-class park provides the community with educational activities, fitness classes and the newly restored Jane’s Carousel which is located in the DUMBO section of the park on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

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BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn

242 3rd Street

(718) 683-5600

Brooklyn’s newest performing arts space showcases the work of both emerging and established artists.

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

900 Washington Avenue

(718) 623-7200

A hot spot for proposals and weddings, the garden’s 52 acres of magnificent flora and fauna provide the perfect romantic background. In late spring, the well-known Cranford Rose Garden features tens of thousands of roses flowing down arches, climbing up lattices and standing in formal beds.

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Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Remsen Street to Orange Street along the East River

Offering magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge, this 1/3 mile long sliver of green overlooks Brooklyn’s busy industrial waterfront.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The corner of Old Fulton and Water Street

(718) 246-3963

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory offers simple, homemade and purely delicious ice cream at two ideal locations in Brooklyn.

 

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

(718) 222-4111

Historic building houses exhibits and renowned library of Brooklyn material on the borough’s history.

 

Brooklyn Navy Yard

63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 300

(718) 907-5900

The Brooklyn Navy Yard today operates as a thriving industrial park. As it undertakes the Yard’s greatest expansion since WWII, the Brooklyn Navy Yard continues to create industrial jobs in Brooklyn while celebrating the Yard’s rich history that dates back to 1625.

 

Brooklyn War Memorial

Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East between BQE and Tillary Street

The memorial was built in honor of Transportation men who lost their lives in WWII. The memorial is a wall of granite stones carved with a map of the world and the names of the men.

 

Commodore Barry Park

Nassau Street, Park Avenue between Navy Street and North Elliot Place

Commodore Barry Park was acquired by the Village of Brooklyn in 1836 and is officially the oldest park in the borough.

 

DUMBO

It is the "new" East Village, nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, with cobblestone streets and warehouse buildings in the throes of conversion to condos. Offers phenomenal views of the Manhattan skyline framed by two of the most famous bridges in America.

 

DUMBO Arts Center

111 Front Street, Suite 212

(718) 694-0831

Visual arts center dedicated to group exhibitions of fine arts.

 

Galapagos Art Space

16 Main Street

(718) 222-8500

Galapagos Art Space is a 9,000-square-foot cultural venue located in DUMBO.

 

Jane’s Carousel

Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

(718) 222-2502

Located in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922.

Manhattan Bridge

This historic bridge opened in 1909 connecting Lower Manhattan to the DUMBO area of Brooklyn (once called "Fulton Landing").

 

MetroTech Commons

A 3.5 acre park between Jay and Duffield Streets

The site of public art, special events and concerts in the spring, summer and early fall is a pleasant place amid grass and trees to have an outdoor lunch.

 

Montague Street

During your five block walk toward the Promenade, Montague Street features many fine restaurants, shops, and more. Everyone is bound to find a treasure and enjoy a superb meal.

 

New York Transit Museum

Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

(718) 694-1600

Recently re-opened after extensive renovations, the museum contains 100 years of transit lore and memorabilia. Housed in an authentic 1930’s subway station, the new galleries and exhibits, many of which have interactive components, will thrill transportation and history buffs alike.

 

The Old American Telegraph & Telephone Building

81 Willoughby Street, corner of Lawrence Street

In 1898, architect R.L. Daus designed the NY and NJ Telephone Company’s office building with its dramatically curved corner and carvings depicting what were then up-to-date telephones with characteristic wires and earpieces.

 

Old Fire Department Headquarters

365 Jay Street near Willoughby Street

The Romanesque Revival-style building is a masterpiece designed by architect Frank Freeman, one of Brooklyn’s most talented late 19th century designers.

 

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity

157 Montague Street

(718) 875-6960

It’s one of Brooklyn’s many historic landmark churches featuring a stunning 7,000 square feet of stained glass windows.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue

(718) 735-4400

A wonderful place to spend the day with the family, this museum houses a remarkable, kid-friendly collection of 20,000 cultural artifacts and natural history specimens, plus live plants and animals, and award-winning exhibitions.

 

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway

(718) 638-5000

Located in central Brooklyn, the second-largest art museum in NYC and one of the largest in the US, houses a prestigious collection of work from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art covering almost every culture an art lover could dream of.

 

Brooklyn Public Library

Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

(718) 230-2100

Discover fine local history materials and programs for all ages in impressive Art Deco building.

 

Coney Island

1000 Surf Avenue

(718) 373-LUNA

Luna Park has restored Coney Island's historic past and preserved so much of its wonderfully individual identity, including the infamous Cyclone.

 

Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park

1025 Boardwalk

(718) 372-2592

Deno's Wonder Wheel Park features 18 kiddie rides and 5 major thrill rides, including the landmark Wonder Wheel.

 

Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Avenue, DeKalb Avenue between Washington Park and St. Edward’s Street

Fort Greene was originally built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, but was used as public space shortly after the War of 1812 passed. By 1847, it was designated a park and twenty years later, famed landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux began designing its new layout.

 

Governors Island

(Open during summer only)

Ferry located at Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, NY

(212) 440-2200

A historic landmark, Governor's Island is home to thousands of visitors per day who enjoy an array of arts, cultural and recreational programs.

 

Greenwood Cemetery

500 25th Street718-768-7300

Celebrating its 175th year in April of 2013, the Greenwood Cemetery is a national historic landmark known for its famous 19th century residents and historic atmosphere. Walking tours are available.

 

New York Aquarium

602 Surf Avenue

(718) 265-FISH

The oldest continuously-operated aquarium in the nation features over 10,000 specimens of sea life in naturalistic settings.

 

The Old Stone House Interpretive Center

336 Third Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues

(718) 768-3195

This replica of the sturdy Dutch farmhouse of Brooklynite Nicholas Vechte (1699) was constructed from the stones of the original and now serves as Brooklyn’s living connection to the American Revolution and the Battle of Brooklyn (1776). Public programs, tours and special events are offered.

 

Original Nathan’s Famous

1310 Surf Avenue

(516) 338-8500

The original Nathan's Famous located in Coney Island is a treat for those looking for New York's first and favorite hot dog.

 

Prospect Park

Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park, Prospect Park contains a zoo, an Audubon center and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Its entrance is marked by the large Memorial Arch and it is a Mecca for families and nature lovers who go to play ball, bird watch and listen to outdoor concerts.

 

Prospect Park Zoo

450 Flatbush Avenue

(718) 399-7339

Brooklyn’s zoological jewel, designed especially for kids, is an interactive, state-of-the-art wildlife center with more than 400 animals including baboons, wallabies, and prairie dogs, living in naturalistic habitats.

 

The Skylight Gallery

1368 Fulton Street

(718) 636-6900

Since its establishment in 1970, the Skylight Gallery has provided exhibition space for professional artists, and has been a community-based institution dedicated to educating its public about the talents and history of people of African descent.

 

Urbanglass

126 13th Street

(718) 625-3685

First and largest non-profit international center for the creation of new art made from glass. Visit their gallery and gift shop.

 

The Waterfront Museum

290 Conover Street at Pier 44

(718) 624-4719

The Waterfront Museum offers educational tours and programs in visual/performing arts aboard an historic barge.

 

The Wyckoff House & Association

5816 Clarendon Road (at Ralph Avenue)

(718) 629-5400

Explore Brooklyn’s Dutch heritage at the oldest house in New York State, built by the Wyckoff family in 1652.

Brooklyn Marriott Destination Guide