Brooklyn — Move over, Manhattan. Brooklyn is New York City’s new “it” borough, not to mention the biggest (with more than 2.5 million residents, it’s a city in its own right). Sure, some of the dozen or so diverse nabes in the County of Kings are still sorta ‘hood, but, recently, a mass migration of Manhattan’s cool young creative types lured by lower rents has unleashed a steady stream of urban renewal and spawned a host of unique hotspots. From Williamsburg’s funky bars and hip restaurants, to DUMBO’s thriving art scene, Park Slope’s shopping, and Coney Island’s famous sideshows (which, unlike the rest, have been around for ages), our Brooklyn Travel Guide shows this borough is definitely worth the short trek via cab or subway for an alternative taste of the Big Apple.

Why Go

For vintage boutiques, hip eats, unique art galleries, and lower prices just a bridge’s length across the East River.

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Park Slope: How to Walk Brooklyn's Most Scenic 'Hood

April 02, 2014 by Alex Schechter

As we showed in an earlier postthis week, New York is pulling out all the stops for National Walking Day, which is today, April 2. And that's as it should be: ... Read More »


4 Budget-Friendly Music Festivals That Won't Break the Bank

March 17, 2014 by Tommy Burson

It’s March and music festival season is upon us: thousands are gathering in Austin this week for SXSW, and the upcoming Bonnaroo-Lollapalooza-Coachella trifecta ... Read More »


4 Indoor Food Markets to Visit Across the U.S.

January 27, 2014 by Matthew Wexler

Just because it's winter in your travel destination, that doesn't mean you can’t fully explore its food culture. In fact, meandering through an indoor food ... Read More »


Visiting NYC? How to Make Brooklyn Your (Convenient, Cost-Effective) NYC Hub

September 24, 2013 by Alex Schechter

With Brooklyn's wealth of cultural attractions, top-notch restaurants, and lush parks, it's no wonder that visitors are starting to take a bigger interest in ... Read More »


10 NYC Tourist Spots That Locals Love, Too

August 12, 2013 by Alex Schechter

Real New Yorkers know not to set foot in Times Square unless they have to. The Statue of Liberty? Who has the time? These 10 iconic NYC landmarks are unique in ... Read More »


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