14 Things to Do in Brooklyn in 2020

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Take a photo of the Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

The view of Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO is one of Brooklyn’s most famous sites. In fact, it’s one of the most photographed spots in all of NYC. This view is located at Water Street at Washington Street.

See a real life gingerbread house

The Gingerbread House

Can you believe this whimsical home sits right in the heart of Brooklyn? It’s located in Bay Ridge. Yep, the same Bay Ridge featured in Saturday Night Fever. This elaborate home was built in 1917 and is the perfect example of arts-and-crafts style architecture. 

Eat cheesecake at Junior’s

They don’t call it the World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake for nothing. 

“There will never be a better cheesecake than the cheesecake they serve at Junior’s… it’s the best cheesecake in the material world.” – Ron Rosenbaum of The Village Voice

Stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a sanctuary right in the middle of an urban environment. The 52-acre garden is known for, the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. 

Visit the famous residents of Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery is not only a haven of incredible architecture, but it’s the final resting place for celebrities, artists and politicians such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Leonard Bernstein. 

Enjoy the New York Transit Museum

When you visit The New York Transit Museum you’ll see historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The Transit Museum is located in a decommissioned subway station at 99 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.

Scarf down a traditional Sicilian square at L&B Spumoni Gardens

It’s impossible to choose the best pizza in Brooklyn, but L&B is up there. Just ask Brooklynite Joey Fatone of NSYNC who says Brooklyn is his favorite food city in the world, 

“It’s where I am from and I always have to go get pizza at L&B Spumoni Gardens.”

Speaking of pizza, have you had Grimaldi’s coal fired pizza?

If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Grimaldi’s is one of the few coal-fired ovens left in Brooklyn. They only sell whole pizzas – NO SLICES – and the line to get in is insane. But hey, roll with us on our Pizza Tour and you’ll skip the line!

Spend a day in Coney Island

Immortalized in movies like The Warriors, The Wiz and Brooklyn, Coney Island has it all. From amusement parks, the famous boardwalk, the New York Aquarium, Nathan’s Hot Dogs or just spending time on the beach, there’s something for everyone in American’s Playground. 

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Nothing says “Brooklyn” more than the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, so put on your favorite pair of walking shoes to take in the gorgeous views. The pedestrian walkway sits above the traffic and is about a mile long. To get to the entrance from the Brooklyn side, head to the intersection of Tillary Street and Boerum Place. Access is open 24 hours a day.

Spend time at the Brooklyn Museum

If you love history and art then you’ll want to visit Brooklyn Museum. Here you’ll find traditional African and Egyptian art to contemporary art to special exhibits year round. 

See Dyker Heights during Christmas

Experiencing the Christmas lights in Dyker Heights should top your “to-do” list if you are anywhere near New York City during Christmas. Like we always say,

Rockefeller Center?

FUHGETTABOUDIT!

It’s all about Brooklyn during Christmas.

Take a Ride on Jane’s Carousel

If you have a chance to ride Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, don’t miss out! You’ll take in the view of the Manhattan Skyline while playing on this carousel built in 1922. The 3 rows of 48 ornately decorated horses will blow your mind. The carousel is easily accessible from the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrances at Dock Street or Main Street. 

Go on our Brooklyn Chocolate Tour

Brooklyn is home to the most traditional and artisanal chocolate shops in the world! From Jacques Torres and Li-Lac Chocolates to The Chocolate Room and Raaka Chocolate, there is something for everyone!

chocolates

 

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