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Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

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Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

After a wonderful month living on the Upper West Side and visiting in Brooklyn for 3 separate days of our visit.... now we are going to stay IN Brooklyn for a little over 2 weeks in September. We have been compiling a list of some of the places we would like to see, but wonder what the experts would advise...

Thanks in advance for any tips to help us out!

p.s. We will be staying in Greenpoint ....

Edited: 8:54 pm, April 27, 2014
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1. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

You chose a great place to stay for your visit - it's a growing neighborhood with quirk.

Your question is very general, a good place to start would be Wikitravel's Brooklyn page. It lists everything, and you can pick and choose. Once thing that is overlooked sometimes is South Brooklyn: Coney Island and Brighton Beach. It's a great day to walk around and sample the local cuisine and culture.

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2. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

You may also want to post on the New York City forum. The Brooklyn sub forum does get some attention, but not nearly as much as the NYC forum.

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3. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

I did post on NYC form after I saw the low response level... thanks.

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4. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

Brooklyn Museum;

Brooklyn Botanic Garden;

Promenade and Mongtague St in Brooklyn Heights, the nicecst neighborhood, with the best views of the Manhattan Skyline;

Brooklyn Bridge Park;

Coney Island;

Brighton Beach, the American version of Odessa, Russia, Russian food, stores, the Atlantic Ocean, and an elevated train to add that extra something :^)

Brooklyn College;

13th Avenue in Borough Park between 39th and 55 St, the very nice Chasidic shopping district;

Green-wood Cemetery;

Prospect Park and its main entrance at Grand Army Plaza;

Brooklyn Children's Museum;

The main Brooklyn Public Library Art deco building, as nice as the New York Public Library (different organizations);

Walking over the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and/or Williamsburg Bridges and the Queensboro Bridge in Queens (each completely different);

Flatbush Avenue from Caton Avenue to Dorchester Road, a huge regular store shopping street with the first big church, the Dutch Reformed Church from the mid-1700s, and Jamaican and Haitian food emporia;

Across from that church, Erasmus Hall HS, with its 1787 building on the campus; alumni include Barbra Streisand, Bernard Malamud, Barbara Stanwyck, Moe Howard, Mae West, Eli Wallach, Donny Most (Ralph Malph).

Any pizza place on any corner;

Sheepshead Bay, for fishing and seafood restaurants;

Shore Road near Ft. Hamilton, for a long linear park that goes under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge;

Greenpoint, for hipsters and Polish restaurants and bakeries;

Williamsburg, for hipsters, Puerto Rican and Kosher restaurants and bakeries;

Park Slope, for good-looking brownstones and good restaurants;

Carroll Gardens, also for good-looking brownstones and good restaurants;

Eastern Parkway, the Champs Elyssee of Brooklyn (except without stores);

Ocean Parkway the other Champs Elyssee of Brooklyn (except without stores);

8th Avenue in Sunset Park, lots of Chinese restaurants and businesses;

86 St near Bay Parkway, where the elevated train adds ambience to a great regular shopping street, and where "The French Connection" was filmed;

Broadway (Brooklyn), especially around Flushing Avenue, where, again, the elevated train adds ambience to a really busy regular shopping street, that just feels like Brooklyn, and nowhere else.

Edited: 11:41 am, April 30, 2014
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5. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

www.getupandride.com cool bike tours of bk

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6. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

Thanks for nice long list with detail and the tip about bikes... would love to do a bike ride while we are there!

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7. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

I would add to the list Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can walk down the Promenade to the park, they have a beautiful veiw of Manhattan and both the Heights and Dumbo have a lot of cute stores and shops. Enjoy and welcome to Brooklyn :) http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/ http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/brhe.html

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8. Re: Brooklyn for 2+ weeks... what MUST we see and do???

Check out fairs and street events for the period you are in town (listed in Daily News and other local papers).

If you are in Brooklyn Sept. 25, there is usually traditional Aztec dancing in Sunset Park (near some of the locations mentioned above, 8th avenue and Greenwood Cemetery)

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