Brooklyn New York Walking Tour, New York

Brooklyn New York Walking Tour, New York

Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, occupies the western tip of Long Island and is connected to neighboring Manhattan via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The area is known primarily these days for its ethnic diversity; it also abounds in a variety of recreational, cultural and historic attractions. The most notable landmarks include Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and the Central Library overlooking Grand Army Plaza. For a more detailed view of Brooklyn and its key attractions, follow this self-guided tour and explore.
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Brooklyn New York Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Brooklyn New York Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: doris
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Prospect Park Zoo

1) Prospect Park Zoo

Located in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, this Zoological Park has over 125 species of animals and birds from around the world. From a small menagerie, the park has grown into a large wildlife conservation center where living exhibits are housed in conditions similar to their natural habitat and endangered species are preserved.

In 1866, a plan for a zoo was made in the west of Prospect Park. At the time it consisted of a wild fowl pond and a sheep pen. In 1890 an informal menagerie was...   view more
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

2) Brooklyn Botanic Garden (must see)

Rated as one of the best botanical gardens in the US, this safe clean and manicured park is a quiet oasis in the middle of the bustling city. The best time to visit is late April when a cherry blossom festival is held every year. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has many specialty gardens within a 52-acre area. It was declared open in 1910 and has over 10,000 species of plants placed in unique themed landscapes. There is a Cherry Tree walk and esplanade with over 200 species of Asiatic Cherry...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Brooklyn Museum

3) Brooklyn Museum (must see)

At 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2), the Brooklyn Museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. It has a variety of collections ranging from historical objects to exhibits related to art and architecture. It has permanent objects from around the world and hosts themed temporary exhibitions that continue for over six months.

The Brooklyn Museum began as the Brooklyn Institute for Arts and Sciences. It was opened in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mount Prospect Park

4) Mount Prospect Park

The second highest point in Brooklyn, the Mount Prospect Park once offered sweeping views of New York City as far as New Jersey. It is small, with a large open field and a separate children’s play area.

The location of Mount Prospect Park was used in 1776 as a lookout point by the Continental Army. A reservoir was built at the top of the hill by the City of Brooklyn in 1856 and it was decided that the land around should be maintained as a park to preserve the purity of the water. Frederick...   view more
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Brooklyn Public Library

5) Brooklyn Public Library

Designed to resemble an open book, the Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library is one of the largest art deco buildings in the United States. The building also houses a large auditorium called the S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture where events like lectures, public readings and musical concerts are held.

The Brooklyn Public Library was originally designed in Beaux Art style by architect, Raymond Almirall. World War I and the Great Depression made the construction too...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Grand Army Plaza

6) Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza forms the entrance of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The ornate Arch of the Soldiers and Sailors is located at the entrance, and the plaza is named after the Grand Army of the Potomac, which was the name of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was the first traffic free parkway in the world that connected a park with the main roads.

When the laying of Prospect Park was commissioned in 1860, architect Calvert Vaux submitted a plan in 1865 with an elliptical space in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Park Slope

7) Park Slope

Park Slope in Brooklyn is regarded as New York City’s most desirable neighborhood. It has many historic brownstone buildings and gets its name because of its location on the western slope of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

The Park Slope neighborhood runs from 15th street in the north to Flatbush Avenue in the south. Prospect Park lies on the Eastern border and 5th Avenue in the West. The location was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native American people. Before it became a peaceful...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Greenwood Cemetery

8) Greenwood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York, now in Brooklyn. It was granted National Historic Landmark status in 2006 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, between Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.The cemetery was the idea of Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint, a Brooklyn social leader. It was a popular tourist attraction in the 1850s and was the place most...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Creating your own self-guided walk in New York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Tour in New York City

Shopping Tour in New York City

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Chelsea Nightlife

Chelsea Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
New York's Top Museums Walking Tour

New York's Top Museums Walking Tour

New York is an amazing city, that offers something for everyone. It is home to top-notch museums of art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Take this tour to explore the most visited museums in New York City.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan

The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan

Lower (aka Downtown) Manhattan is a cluster of attractions. Following the September 11 attacks and ensued reconstruction of the area, the skyline of Lower Manhattan has been transformed and dominated by the newly-built One World Trade Center. The site of the former World Trade Center now holds The 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Lower Manhattan contains many other historic buildings, such as the old United States Customs House, Federal Hall, not to mention Wall Street and many, many more. To find your way around this plethora of landmarks and not get lost, follow this self-guided walking tour and enjoy your time in New York!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Downtown NYC Nightlife

Downtown NYC Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km

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