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July 2014


Welcome to Brooklyn, the bellybutton of the universe. No kidding! Find out what's happening in the feisty, creative, spirited and historic place that 2.6 million Brooklynites call home. It's a big place, with a lot to explore. Have fun.
  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Visitors Guides to Brooklyn
  3. Brooklyn Month by Month
  4. Coney Island
  5. DUMBO
  6. Park Slope
  7. Summer Highlights
  8. Red Hook
  9. Williamsburg/Bushwick
  1. July 4th
  2. Movies
  3. Back to School Guide
  4. Hurricane Sandy, Recovery & Prevention
  5. Halloween
  6. NY Marathon Comes to Brooklyn
  7. Christmas, Hanukkah; Kwanzaa, New Years
  8. Black History Month

Brooklyn Bridge

Aaah. The world famous Brooklyn Bridge! Find out how to walk across it, 10 Dos and Don'ts about walking it, where to take photos and more.

Visitors Guides to Brooklyn

 Learn about Brooklyn's many attractions, from the neighborhoods to the Brooklyn Navy Yard1

Brooklyn Month by Month

Find out what's happening in Brooklyn, month by month!

Coney Island

Known for decades for its beach and amusement park, the historic  (and scream-inducing) Cyclones rollercoaster, Coney Island of the 21st century has a lot to offer. Visit the beach and walk the boardwalk. Take in a baseball game at MCU Stadium. Visit the NY Aquarium. Enjoy the Mermaid Parade and many festivals, shows and performances at Brooklyn's beachside neighborhood.


The tiny neighborhood with the elephantine name, DUMBO's claim to fame is the first rule of real estate: location, location, location. The views are spectacular, not only of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan, but also of the East River, the Statue of Liberty, boats, and the famous Manhattan skyline. Explore old warehouses, cool restaurants, and in summer take the ferry.

Park Slope

One of New York's most famous neighborhoods, Park Slope boasts a 19th century ambiance with a very 21st century population of professionals, writers, and of course, moms. See what all the fuss is about.

Summer Highlights

Prospect Park

Brooklyn is full of green spaces just waiting to be explored. Whether you're interested in biking or beaches, flowers or fishing, you're sure to find it here.

Red Hook

Red Hook in Brooklyn is a surprising neighborhood tucked along an old industrial waterfront.


Williamsburg, Brooklyn is chock-ablock with cool music venues, bars, beer halls, indie coffee shops and cafes, poetry readings, creative vibes and interesting shopping.

July 4th

Well, don't just sit there, party! You can't believe how much is going on this July 4th, 2013. Fireworks! Movies!Concerts!


Oh, relax! Check out Brooklyn's dozen movie theaters, just for a taste of variety. Sure, there's the multiplex. But you can get cocktails while you play the film critic at several cool Brooklyn movie theaters. And at one, you can even order dinner while you watch!

Back to School Guide

It's that time of year again. With kids going back to school, they'll need shoes and backpacks, pencils and even computers. Find out about back to school shopping in Brooklyn.

Hurricane Sandy, Recovery & Prevention

Instead of Halloween 2012, we got Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn. Find out about which neighborhoods were impacted, and how to help in the relief effort.



Grab your camera and roam around Brooklyn for fabulous photo ops. You can of course get amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island and much more. Read on for ideas.

NY Marathon Comes to Brooklyn

The NY Marathon course runs through many Brooklyn neighborhoods--in fact, the race spends more miles in the borough of Brooklyn than in Staten Island, Queens or Manhattan. Find out where to watch it, what to know about traffic advisories, how many nearly 50,000 runners is, tips on finding a good spot to watch from, where to carbo-load and get a massage, and more!

Christmas, Hanukkah; Kwanzaa, New Years

In 2013, Chanukkah arrives before Thanksgiving! So the holiday season will run for about 5 weeks. Find out what's happening in Brooklyn!


Black History Month

Black History Month is a tremendous opportunity for education, making cultural and personal connections, and celebration. What's this year's theme?

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