The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is perhaps the most fitting place to begin your tour of Brooklyn attractions
The Promenade is a scenic stretch along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that provides some of the most picturesque views of New York City’s famous landmarks. Featured in movies such as Moonstruck and Annie Hall, the Promenade provides spectacular views of places such as the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island, South Street Seaport, Fulton Fish Market, and the Brooklyn Bridge milf dating site. There are plenty of benches where a visitor can sit and take in the sites and sounds of New York in a peaceful setting on the East River. It has gained a reputation for being one of the most Brooklyn attractions, and many marriage proposals and first dates occur there.
Prospect Park could be considered comparable to Manhattan’s Central Park. Designed by the same architects, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, Prospect Park contains 585 acres of breathtaking scenery and attractions all its own. It contains the majority of the remaining indigenous forest of Brooklyn, as well as a band shell, an ice rink, a carousel, and several recreational and athletic facilities, all of which host events throughout the year. Other attractions in the park include the Litchfield Villa, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Long Meadow, the Boathouse, and the Audobon Center. Prospect Park is also famous for its man-made watercourse, featuring Brooklyn’s only lake. Self-guided tours are available, as well as bird walks, twilight tours, and electric boat tours.
Jacques Torres Chocolate
Hiding among the many Brooklyn attractions found in the Dumbo neighborhood, Jacques Torres Chocolate offers some of the most decadent and unique chocolate conced “Mr. Chocolate,” is a world-famous pastry chef that has won several culinary awards, authored Dessert Circus books, hosted his own Food Network program, and even contributed to a $30,000-per-couple fundraiser for Barack Obama. His chocolate shop sells extremely well-reviewed products such as bark, hot chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies, as well as less traditional items such as chocolate covered Cheerios.
Coney Island is one of the most unique historic landscapes in any major American city. Depending on your perspective, this Brooklyn attraction can be experienced in several different ways. Coney Island was the most popular amusement park in the country, but it saw its peak before WWII. It was then largely neglected for decades and fell into disrepair. Evidence of this now-defunct amusement park can still be witnessed, and in this sense, a visitor can tour Coney Island to experience a gritty, nostalgic portrait of American decay. On the other hand, there have been major pushes since 2010 to restore Coney Island, including the opening of Luna Park. Luna hosts many amusement park rides and games, including the famous Cyclone roller coaster, built in 1927 and still operational today. An entirely different way to experience Coney Island involves lounging on the three miles of sandy beach, walking the famous boardwalk, or playing some volleyball or basketball on the many available courts.
Many of the Coney Island rides and attractions don’t have websites or other contact information. But if you have questions, you can call or check out the website from one of the following:
Fireworks shoot off at 9:30pm every Friday night during the season. Fireworks generally start the last weekend in June and conclude the Friday before Labor Day.
Coney Island is the birthplace of the hot-dog, and there is no shortage of places to eat here. Some of our favorites are:
- Coney Island Old Time Bagels – 1428 Mermaid Ave.
- Footprints Cafe – 1521 Surf Ave.
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