Brooklyn Neighborhoods Guide

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No matter how hip it looks on TV, Brooklyn is one of the coolest neighborhoods in NYC, and not to mention one of New York’s most populous boroughs with many places where one can pass their time. So, where are these places? That’s a good question. So, to make your lives a lot easier, here are some of the places we’ve dug up in Brooklyn for you.

BoCoCa

There are three picturesque neighborhoods around Downtown Brooklyn, which are Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, which forms what the neighborhood people lovingly call “BoCoCa.” This area is surrounded by a bunch of old world restaurants, pubs and shops that host an exciting range of wining and dining options that you simply won’t find any place else. Want a taste of the most delicious pies and cupcakes in New York City, then make your way to BoCoCa and be amazed by the culinary skills of its residents.

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Bushwick

This area of Brooklyn has come synonymous with music and trendy places to eat while listening to artists in skinny jeans, playing and singing their songs. Bushwick also happens to be the epitome of an up and coming neighborhood, which houses all of the best venues in town. Need a haircut, a taste of coffee or vintage wares – Bushwick is the place to be.

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Downtown Brooklyn

As the name suggests, Downtown Brooklyn really is the center of it all when it comes to exciting main events and the best restaurants in NYC. Bordered by Boerum Hill, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights, the area is sprawling with arts and entertainment venues of all kinds, for all appetites. While you’re there, check out the classic brownstones dovetail structures and the awe inspiring architecture of the area. Art exhibitions, entertainment venues and all sorts of other activities are just a stone’s throw away from each other so one is never short on choices while in Downtown Brooklyn.

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Fort Greene

Your trip to New York City is never complete without a visit to Fort Greene. The vibrant neighborhood is the one place where even tourists will get a sense of a strong community that loves their area’s rich history and the many family owned stores, bakeries, cafes and bike shops. Check out Fort Greene Park Greenmarket which is brimming with the best culinary creations you could find in Brooklyn. Other places of mention also includes The Prospect or Stonehome, both of which offer one of the best dining experiences you will have while you’re here in Brooklyn.

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Park Slope

Be honest, when one thinks of Brooklyn, the place that comes to mind is Park Slope. Visit this historic area and its leafy tree lined streets, brownstones and great eateries that serve Manhattan caliber menus. Apart from kid friendly parks, the area is also famous for its live music scene and its wide range of entertainment venues which cater to all ages. Park Slope is also a great shopping district as well, so if you’re looking for some good deals, make your way down to Fifth Avenue.

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So, the next time you visit this borough, skip the bowling alley and leave. Knock down a new pins and pints later and venture out to experience Brooklyn in all its glory.

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