Most of people think that Manhattan is the most important place to visit in New York. No doubt, it has fabulous attractions but Brooklyn has its own uniqueness and significance. Brooklyn is not as popular as Manhattan but still it has capability to captivate visitors. Here is a list of some places of attraction in Brooklyn which you must see.
You must visit Brooklyn Heights for two reasons. Firstly, it provides an incredible view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Secondly, you can also enjoy viewing brownstone mansions. Here at this place, you can also enjoy a wonderful dinning experience in The River Café which is a waterfront restaurant offering magnificent views of lower Manhattan and East River. This restaurant is located right under Brooklyn Bridge and is at a ten minute walk from Brooklyn Heights.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This garden is in borough of Brooklyn in New York City. This 52 acre garden is located near Crown Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Heights. This huge garden has specialty gardens within it along with plant collections and Steinhardt Conservatory. Some specialty gardens in this garden include:
Cherry Trees: This garden has 200 cherry trees. First cherry trees were planted here after World War I. These trees were actually gift from Japanese government. Every year cherry blossom viewing event called Hanami is held in spring.
The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden: It was the first Japanese garden which was created in an American public garden. This garden portraits ancient hill-and-pond style and contains a waterfall, a pond, an island and hills which are all artificially constructed.
The Canford Rose Garden: Opened in 1928, this garden has 5000 bushes and 1400 kinds of roses which include grandifloras, Hybrid tea roses, wild roses, climbers and miniature roses.
The Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden: This garden is full of fragrant plants. Garden has been divided into four sections and each section has a different theme:
- Plants to touch
- Plants with scented leaves
- Plants with fragrant flowers
- Kitchen herbs
If you have never walked across Brooklyn Bridge, your visit to New York remains incomplete. Brooklyn Bridge is a 5989 feet long bridge that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge is not only an architectural masterpiece but also it offers breathtaking views of Downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Park. For visitors ease, subway stops are available on each side of Brooklyn Bridge.
Prospect Park is also a popular attraction in Brooklyn. This 585 acre park is a part of Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Attractions in this park include:
- Long Meadow (A 90 acre meadow)
- The Picnic House (Consists of offices and hall which can accommodate parties with 175 guests)
- Litchfield Villa (Pre-existing home of Edwin Clark Litchfield)
- Prospect Park Zoo (Nature conservatory)
- Boathouse (Housing visitors canter and Audubon Center)
- Brooklyn’s Lake
- Prospect Park Bandshell (Hosts free outdoor concerts in summer)
The park also houses baseball fields, basketball courts, and soccer fields, Parade Ground, Prospect Park Tennis Center and New York Petanque Club.