Brooklyn Port Guide

Brooklyn Port gives easy access to Manhattan where visitors can enjoy many more attractions than initially expected; these include Governor’s Island and the Buttermilk Channel that separates Red Hook, Brooklyn. Red Hook is a brand new cruise terminal in South Brooklyn that is named after the red soil clay of the land that juts into the East River; the East River separates Brooklyn from Manhattan Island.

Brooklyn is one of the oldest and largest cities in the USA. It is a very progressive city. In the earlier days, you would see men along the shore catching fishes and  working at blue collar jobs along with their neighbor; today you can see BMW’s parked in front of townhouses. Brooklyn is the oldest town in New York and was recently given much attention for its industrial charm; Brooklyn has great views the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.

Shopping

You will find many shopping areas in Brooklyn starting from chocolate shops along the Water Street, to galleries and chic boutiques along the waterfront district under the Manhattan Bridge.

Along the North of Brooklyn, you will find a wide array of novelty items, indie music shop, antiques over 100 years, children’s clothes and some unique wares that you can find in this neighborhood.

On almost every street corner, you will find different kinds of shops. You will have to choose between street vendors or designer items in exclusive high-end stores.

Things to See

What really makes Brooklyn special is the neighborhood. Each visit you make exceeds your expectation; Brooklyn is a great launching point to see Broadway Theater, Times Square, or Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center.

Walk inside the oldest and largest museum in the country, the Brooklyn Museum, and see huge collection of Egyptian art. After your visit to the museum, head to the gardens and parks in the complex at Prospect Park. You can rent pedal boats during summer or ice skates.

The Botanic Garden is one of the prides in Brooklyn and you can see different kinds of flowers during summer and winter; you can enjoy the holiday train show. For art lovers, you can step into the Brooklyn Art Museum that features classic and modern art. You may want the breathtaking experience by riding at a roller coaster known as the Cyclone at the Adventure land. For kids, you can go and visit the Brooklyn Aquarium where different species of fishes and neon colors of corals under the sea are displayed.

Restaurants and Bars

Taste the best pizza in Brooklyn by going under the Manhattan Bridge Underpass. Enjoy the taste of pizzeria in Grimaldi’s with the most authentic and delicious pizza; most locals and tourists love it.

In Brighton Beach, you can enjoy the best local cuisine. For the taste of Russian or Polish cuisine, you can visit the Bensohurst in Greenpoint. For the best steak dishes, Peter Luger is the best option.

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