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How to Ride the East River Ferry in Brooklyn
Find out where to get the East River Ferry from neighborhoods in Brooklyn to Manhattan and back. Get information on routes, prices, special policies regarding kids, bikes and rollerblades and more. Launched in 2011, this service is a winner!

Brooklyn Heights - Neighborhood Profile
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn - A guide to Brooklyn Heights, one of Brooklyn's most prestigious neighborhoods. Information on Brooklyn Heights schools, post offices, restaurants, bars, and more.

Park Slope, Brooklyn - New York Neighborhood Profile
Park Slope, Brooklyn - A guide to Park Slope, Brooklyn, including information on Park Slope schools, post offices, restaurants, bars, and more. Park Slope is a family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhood that's known for its beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets. Park Slope is also home to Prospect Park.

A Guide to Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Sunset Park, Brooklyn - A guide to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, including information on Sunset Park schools, post offices, restaurants, bars, and more.

When Do the Brooklyn Cherry Trees Blossom?
New York is fabulous in the spring. When do Brooklyn cherry trees blossom, and where can you see them?

Where are Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Brooklyn?
It's moving season. Where are Salvation Army thrift stores in Brooklyn? And, how do you organize a pick up for donating goods to the Salvation Army?

Average Rents in 12 Hot Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Trying to get a handle on Brooklyn's ever-more-expensive real estate market? Here is a guide to the market in a dozen very popular neighborhoods.

Activities Kids Under 10 Will Love in Brooklyn
Have fun with the kids in Brooklyn! Here are some favorite family-friendly outings, especially popular among younger children, up to age 10.

A List of Five Shopping Malls in Brooklyn
Get a birdseye view of shopping malls in Brooklyn, New York

Best Vintage Shopping in Williamsburg Brooklyn
Bedford Avenue offers a multitude of shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques, and its vintage shopping is some of the best in New York City. Find great vintage shopping in Williamsburg, Brooklyn here.

Bargain Vintage Shops in Williamsburg
These vintage stores are perfect for the shopper who is willing to look through mountains of clothing to find the perfect, affordable piece.

Ten Free July Fourth Events in Brooklyn
Here are ten free (or almost free) things to do during the long holiday weekend of July Fourth in New York. Well, specifically Brooklyn.

How to Make a Noise Complaint in Brooklyn
Noise pollution. Street noise. Partying kids. Construction noise. Car alarms. Sometimes Brooklyn is just too darn loud.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn - Neighborhood Guide & Profile
Williamsburg, Brooklyn - A guide to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with information on Williamsburg schools, real estate, restaurants, bars, shopping, and more.

Seven Best Beer Halls in Williamsburg
A list of Williamsburg's best beer gardens.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn - Best Music Venues
Hear great indie music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whether it's at bigger venues like The Music Hall of Williamsburg, or smaller, hole-in-the-wall places like Cameo. Any of these venues offer up band after band on the weekends.

When Is Presidents Day 2015?
The annual Presidents Day holiday is a great time for a quick winter getaway to and from New York and Brooklyn.

Best Williamsburg Restaurants - Best Restaurants in Williamsburg Brooklyn
If you're overwhelmed by choices on where to eat in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this list breaks your options down into categories. Find every great restaurant for whatever taste in Williamsburg right here.

Petting Zoo with Alpaca, Cows and More in Brooklyn
Flip through these photos to see what fun the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn holds for your kids or grandkids.

Watch Sea Lion Feeding at Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park's zoo: find out the daily feeding schedule and watch the seals get their meal!

Black Swans, Ducks, Fine Fowl in Prospect Park Zoo
Black swans, the birds not the movie, are awesomely beautiful. Check them out at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.

Red Pandas Hang Out in Prospect Park Zoo
What kid doesn't love a panda bear? There are red ones in Prospect Park Zoo.

Monkeys Entertain at Prospect Park Zoo
Monkey business indeed! Spend a half hour watching these monkeys in their silly, fast-paced play, at the Prospect Park Zoo.

An Entire Troupe of Baboons Entertains Brooklyn
Want to learn about evolution? Start with a visit to see these human-like baboons.

Matisse Couldn't Come Up With Colors of the Gecko
Check out the gecko in Prospect Park's Zoo.

1930s Architecture at Prospect Park Zoo
For a sense of Brooklyn in the 1930s, visit the Prospect Park Zoo, and note the layout and elegant architecture.

Spring Recess - Brooklyn Public School Calender
When is this year's New York City public school spring recess for Easter and Passover?

Alternate Side of the Street Parking Calendar - Brooklyn
Aaargh, the oddities of Alternate Side of the Street Parking in Brookly. Avoid losing your parking space unnecessarily, or getting a parking ticket!

Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert in Prospect Park on 4th of July Weekend
Enjoy Celebrate Brooklyn, which is offering a fabulous reggae concert on Friday July 1, to kick off the Fourth of July weekend! It's part of Celebrate Brooklyn's summer outdoors concert series.

See a Flick in Coney Island on Fourth of July Weekend: Coney Island Film Society Screening
Get indoors and enjoy the air conditioning! This Fourth of July weekend you can see a classic movie in a classic setting: Coney Island.

Explore Revolutionary War History in Brooklyn on July 4th Weekend
Brooklyn played an important role in the American Revolution, notably on one fateful day known as the Battle of Brooklyn or Battle of Long Island. There are visible reminders of the Battle of Brooklyn throughout the borough, from the Old Stone House in Park Slope, to markers on stones in Prospect Park, to the historic monument in Fort Greene Park. Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery. George Washington may not have slept here, but he fought in Brooklyn Heights.

July 4 for Kids: Events at Prospect Park, Brooklyn: Fun & Educational, Too
There's nothing like re-enacting something to get the whiff of how it felt to live the original event. That's why, for July 4th, there are two very special children's events offered at Prospect Park, both designed to encourage children to feel like they are part of a meaningful historic celebration.

July Fourth International African Arts Festival: 4 Days of Performances, Music, Fashion and African Marketplace. Rain or Shine!
The International African Arts Festival is a huge outdoor marketplace held in Brooklyn during the July 4th holiday. Get info on the 2013 event--and don't miss it!

Explore Brooklyn on July Fourth! 4 Self-Guided Neighborhood Walks: DUMBO, Red Hook & More
Explore Brooklyn: Four Self Guided Neighborhood Walks

July 4th Barbeque in Brooklyn!
What else do you do on July 4th weekend? Have a barbeque, of course! You can always go to the supermarket for packages of hot dogs (including Brooklyn's homegrown Nathan's brand), but for interesting, freshly made hot dogs with special flavoring, or of a vegetarian persuasion, or good chicken sausages or kielbasa, you've got a lot of choice in Brooklyn.

July 4th Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
Check out the July 4th events at the Brooklyn Museum, especially the wonderful Target First Saturday. It offers hours of high quality fun, educational exhibits, music and performances for free. And, for out-of-towners who may not be accustomed to the diversity that is Brooklyn's backbone, a visit to a First Saturday is a wonderful way to appreciate and celebrate our nation's melting pot culture.

Taste-Test NY Magazine's Brooklyn Picks:Beer Gardens,Ice Cream,Bars with a View
If you're in the city on July 4th weekend, and have some time to play, why not double check the experts who advise readers on where to go for the

July 4th Tours: Explore Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Breweries & Food on 4th of July Weekend
One interesting way to spend some time in New York City on July 4th holiday is by learning something about the Brooklyn! Here are six different tours, both group tours with a paid guide, and self-guided free tours, that explore themes and neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Nathan's July 4 Hot Dog Contest. A Coney Island Tradition! $20,000 to Each Winner
So you want to see a Brooklyn tradition? Head to Coney Island on July 4th for the annual silliness at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Not everyone can join in and slow eaters need not apply! You have to be able to stuff a few dozen dogs into your mouth in a period of ten minutes. But it's raucous fun.

Macy's July 4th Fireworks: Where Can You See Them from Brooklyn?
Here are your options, Brooklynites, for seeing July 4th fireworks

Is There a Fourth of July Parade in Brooklyn? Yes, But Not on July 4th!
Fourth of July parades are even more American than applie pie. They're a staple even of many American communities. In Brooklyn, there's a small, local and patriotic parade that's scheduled well before July 4th weekend, held in the neighborhood of Dyker Heights.

Brooklyn Fleet Week Events: Air Demonstrations,Visiting Ships, Viewing Parade
There's a lot of activity planned for Fleet Week New York: a stately parade of historic sailboats and over a dozen warships, aerial demonstrations, tech demonstrations and more, thanks to both the US Navy and Op Sail. Find out what's happening in Brooklyn. You might be surprised.

2013 Summer Outdoor Movies & Concerts in Brooklyn
Brooklyn summers rock. Take your pick of outdoor concerts and movies, most of which are free. Here's an overview of where to where to find flicks and music under the stars in Brooklyn this summer.

Open House NY Tours in Brooklyn
Open House NY Tours in Brooklyn: A Special October Weekend

African-American History Month Theme 2015
Brooklyn observes African American History Month, which some call Black History Month, in many ways. Here are the month's themes for 2012 - 2015.

Complete Calendar of Medgar Evers Black History Month Programs: Free, Open to Public
Brooklyn's Medgar Evers College, part of the CUNY system, is offering a rich menu of Black History Month Events, from films to discussions to lectures and author appearances. It's free and open to the public. Here, the complete calendar of events, week by week.

When Are the Summer Fireworks in Coney Island?
When are The Summer Fireworks in Coney Island after Brooklyn Cyclones Games?

Free Outdoor Films at Fort Greene's Habana Outpost
Here's a fun way to spend Sunday nights in Brooklyn: Free movies under the stars in Fort Greene's crowded, eco-friendly Habana Outpost. Get some drinks and Cuban-Mexican food, and settle in for great free films. Movies start at sundown. Here's the movie schedule.

First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: What's On?
What's happening at the next Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum today in Brooklyn New York? This six-hour free monthly event draws thousands of visitors, who come for free dancing and exhibits, free films and lectures, interesting people and hands-on art projects. It's family-friendly, diverse, and wonderful. Find out what's happening at the next First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, how to get there, and more.

It's Raining Cats & Dogs: 8 Tips for Drivers
The weather pattern's changing with global warming. During 2011's Hurricane Irene, for instance, there was flooding in hundreds of vacation spots visited by Brooklynites, from Connecticut to Vermont to Maryland's beaches. Did you know that most flood related deaths are related to driving mistakes? Find out what to do, and what to avoid, when you're in a car during a flood emergency - even in the Big Apple!

Latkes to Write Home About: Brooklyn's Best Latkes To Eat Out, or Take Home
Latkes, the traditional Jewish Hanukkah food, aren't hard to find in Brooklyn. They are standard fare at Polish restaurants, Jewish delis and some Russian restaurants, too. But the question is, where are the borough's best latkes? Find out where to go for a latke meal, or to order in the dozens for your at-home Hanukkah party, Hanuka brunch, or Chanukah cocktail event.(Also, find out about fancy latkes: Read about the Brooklyn Latke Festival and more.

Williamsburg Free Events in East River Park: Summer Schedule
Welcome to free cultural events in Williamsburg, at East River State Park. Enjoy good company and spectacular views of Manhattan!

29 Things to Do & Places to Go This Weekend in Brooklyn
Find out what's happening THIS weekend in Brooklyn with this at-a-glance listing of weekend events. There's something for everyone: free events, family friendly events, performances, art openings, festivals, fairs, only-in-Brooklyn fun, and things to do when you just don't know WHAT to do,but want to do it in Brooklyn! Listing updated every Friday for the following weekend; come back soon!

Best Labor Day Events
Labor Day in Brooklyn: Special events, from concerts to a fabulous parade!

At Intersection of Storytelling & Tech:DUMBO’s Made in NY Media Center
DUMBO's Media Center serves 21st-century storytellers in an eclectic setting that invites experts in film, technology, games and more.

What's Open & Whats Closed on New Year's Day in Brooklyn?
In case you're interested in exploring Brooklyn on New Year's Day, here's a sampling of what is open and what's closed on January 1.

Ghouls & Gourds Festival: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Halloween Event
The one-day Ghouls and Gourds Halloween event at the end of October at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is one of New York City's best Halloween outings.

21 Cheap Mother's Day Ideas for Teens and Adults
If you're a teenager or an adult living at home, and cash is short, here are 21 great ideas for Mother's Day gifts.

Donating Used Books: 5 Things to Know Before You Start Packing Up
Considering donating a bunch of books you'll never read again? Here are five things to think about before you head out the door.

Giving Tuesday: "Get Out the Give" After Thanksgiving's Shopping Madness
Giving Tuesday is a new holiday, created to help focus American consumers on giving back after the joyous excesses of Thanksgiving and late November sales. Find out more.

7 Things to Know About NYC Yellow Taxi Cabs in Brooklyn
Need a cab to get around Brooklyn, or from Manhattan back to Brooklyn? Here are 7 street-wise do's and don'ts.

How Do You Get to DUMBO from The Brooklyn Bridge?
Directions from the Brooklyn Bridge to DUMBO, where you can eat pizza at Grimaldi's, see a play at St. Ann's Warehouse, or go to the River Cafe.

Moving to Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn - 14 Things to Know
Bedford-Stuyvesant, or. Brooklyn, NY.

Clothing and Shoe Stores in Fulton Mall, Brooklyn
Don't overlook the shopping opportunities in Brooklyn's rapidly changing Fulton Mall. Here is a listing of all the mall's clothing and shoe stores.

JFK Airport to Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn by Mass Transit
Get to Brooklyn from Kennedy Airport (or vice versa) by the cheapest, easiest form of transportation: public transit. Here's how to use New York City's airport to city system to arrive in Brooklyn faster, and much more cheaply, than by taking a cab ride or a shuttle to Manhattan.

100 Car Services in Brooklyn, in 20 Neighborhoods
To get a taxi in Brooklyn, one needs to call ahead. Find the names and phone numbers of over 100 different car services in 20 different neighborhoods.

A Rosh Hashana Palindrome: Jewish New Year 2014 is 5775
The Jewish New Year in 2014 has a special set of numbers: the Hebrew calendar year is 5775, a rare palindrome.

Cafés Near Williamsburg's Bedford Ave L Subway Stop
Where to go for snacks, coffee or a light meal when exploring Williamsburg near the

Thanksgiving Meals in Restaurants in Brooklyn
Find out what restaurants in Brooklyn are serving Thanksgiving meals this year, 2014!

Turkey Trot Runs & Races: Thanksgiving in Brooklyn
Earn your Thanksgiving Day calorific feast by participating in a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event. Learn about two fun Turkey Trots held in Brooklyn. One is scheduled in Coney Island the weekend before the holiday, and one scheduled for the morning of Thanksgiving Day.

Brooklyn Partied Hard for Thanksgiving in 1924
Brooklyn's known for great parties today, but even back in the 1920s, the borough was a happening place. Find out about a dozen amazing masquerade parties, balls, and dances held on Thanksgiving eve.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Started in 1924
New York has long Thanksgiving traditions, including the Macy's Thanskgiving Parade, which began in 1924. Find out what the parade, and Brooklyn's holiday traditions, looked like back then....

Complete Guide to Thanksgiving in Brooklyn
Thanksgiving in Brooklyn: where to buy food, go to a restaurant for the holiday, taking a pre-holiday meal walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, run a race in Coney Island, and what's open or closed for the holiday.

6 New Balloons Make Debut in 2014
Six new huge balloon character figures were introduced in 2014 to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. See who's been included, Pikachu, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Pillsbury Doughboy, among others, join the crowd of huge high-flying balloons at the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Can the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade go Digital? Yes.
Yes, Brooklyn tekkies. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is beginning to go digital. Find out how.

Artists Design Balloons for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Lest you think that balloons are just for kids, consider the engineering and artistry behind the mega-balloons created by such artists as Jeff Koons on behalf of, you guessed it, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thomas 2014 Lineup Includes Old and New Favorites
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Balloon Innovators inculdee Ballonicles at Macy's Parade
Cyclists take note! There's something called a trycaloon that's flying high at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Learn about the amazing history of creative invention behind the parade, which is viewed live by 3 million people and on TV by one in every seven Americans.

Forget the Partridge in the Pear Tree: 16 Balloons, 1000 Clowns and More
What makes a really good party? Beyond a partridge in a pear tree? How about a thousand clowns a' clowning, and 1300 cheerleaders a dancin'?

ies and Baked Goods for the Holidays
Looking for holiday pies? Cakes and quiches? If you and flour don't get along, there are plenty of places to buy amazingly yummy baked goods for the holidays.

The Wonders of Ordering in for the Holiday
No time to cook Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? You can pre-order from restaurant and specialty stores in Brooklyn, and get some wonderful foods!

Delicious Cooked and Smoked Turkeys, BBQ
You can order a complete cooked turkey for Thanksgiving, and save the muss and fuss.

Tribute in Light (September 11 Only)
Looking from the Brooklyn Bridge, where were the WTC Towers on Manhattan's skyline? Every September 11 the poignant Tribute in Light marks the spot.

VIEWS OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, WHILE ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
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Wall Street
From the Brooklyn Bridge you can gaze over at the skyscrapers and highrises of Wall Street, the nation's financial heart. Discover what you can see.

The Manhattan Bridge, Seen from the Brooklyn Bridge
From atop the Brooklyn Bridge one sees at least four other bridges, several of which are historic. Find out what they are and what to look for.

Landmark Skyscrapers You Can See from the Brooklyn Bridge
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge? Identify which Manhattan skyscraper landmarks you'll see. (Hint: the Empire State, Chrysler & Citicorp buildings....)

THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN
Brooklyn, NY.

DUMBO & Brooklyn Bridge Park, Seen from Atop the Bridge
Views from the Brooklyn Bridge: Among other Brooklyn landmarks, look for Brooklyn Bridge Park and the trendy, postindustrial neighborhood of DUMBO.

WHAT ARE THEY? 5 ISLANDS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Walking the Brooklyn Bridge? Find out what landmarks you'll see, including 5 important islands. Hint:One is Manhattan; another's equally world-famous.

Freedom Tower
Brooklyn, NY.

Statue of Liberty
Brooklyn Bridge

Summer Rooftop Films in Brooklyn
See independent films all summer long in Brooklyn..on rooftops! Some are free, others not. But it's always an adventure. Rain or shine. Get the schedule for Brooklyn screenings of Rooftop Films events. There's always a party after...

A Funny Look at the Hanukkah Gift Connundrums that People Actually Worry About
Overwhelmed by having to be politically correct with your Hanukkah and Christmas gift giving? Check out these funny but practical six FAQ, drawn on wisdom from Brooklyn NY about who and when to give Hanukkah presents.

Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn
Small Business Saturday begun in 2010, has a natural home in Brooklyn, where our neighborhoods are peppered with small businesses and restaurants. Find out about when Small Business Saturday falls, what its about, and more, in Brooklyn, New York.

Black Friday Sales in Brooklyn: Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at Brooklyn Malls
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, shoppers hit the stores and malls for sales prices and bargains on holiday gifts on clothes, electronics, housewares, and Christmas, Chanukah and New Year's decorations.

Brooklyn Reverse Zip Code Guide — Zip Codes by Number
Brooklyn Reverse Zip Code Guide — A listing by number of zip codes in Brooklyn, NY and for each, what Brooklyn neighborhood is assigned that zip code.

What's Black about Black Friday, Anyway? Why is it Called Black Friday?
What's black about Black Friday, Anyway? Why is this big shopping day, the day after Thanksgiving, called

Great Sports Bars in Brooklyn for Football, Basketball, Baseball
Looking for a bar that's a dive, a local joint, a hip spot, or a really poundingly loud sports bar? Brooklyn's got 'em all. Here are over a dozen great sports bars to watch the game this Thanksgiving.

BANGING, HISSING, LEAKING RADIATORS ! What's a person to do?
It's not uncommon for some units in Brooklyn apartment buildings to get too hot, while others suffer from too little heat. And with steam heat, which many buildings have, the radiators bang and hiss. What's up with that?

Can You Visit Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team?
Can You Visit Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team?

A Short History of Greenpoint, Brooklyn
A Short History of Greenpoint Brooklyn

Target at Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn NY
Target at Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn NY

Population of Brooklyn, NY - 2010 Census Statistics
What is the Population of Brooklyn, NY? How Many People Live in Brooklyn?

Berg'n Beer Hall & Food Court: Crown Heights Gets Taste of Smorgasburg
Berg’n, a large eatery/beer hall in Crown Heights is open all day for food (with great stands popular at Smorgasburg) and beer at night.

12 Things You Must Know About NY Speed Limits
What's the traffic limit in Brooklyn, and all of New York? If you don't know, you run the risk of getting a ticket. New, strict limits were imposed in 2014. Find out what the speed limit is, what the fines are, and where the strict limits do (and don't) apply.

Where's My Polling Place in Brooklyn? Voting in City,State,National Elections
Here's how to find out where in Brooklyn to cast your vote on Election Day.

Brooklyn the 4th Largest City in the US by Population?
One often hears that Brooklyn would be the 4th largest city in the United States, if it were an independent city. Is this still true?

Best Bets: Fabric Shops in Brooklyn
You can find great bargains on fabric at a range of mom and pop shops in Brooklyn. Looking to sew curtains, pillows, dresses and more? Check out these best bets, where you can get an interesting selection at low prices. Useful information for makers, home decor and sewing projects, crafts projects, artists, costume makers and the DIY crowd.

Shopping Brooklyn's Neighborhoods for Halloween
You won't find a beggar's outfit on Madison Avenue in Manhattan and if you're looking for a Halloween costume of an orthodox Jew, you probably won't find the right gear in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Know where to look, for what when shopping second hand costumes in vintage shops.

Creepy Costumes
Some of the funniest, most inventive costumes start with a trip to the vintage or thrift store. Find out when to go.

Sexy Costumes
Here are 6 great tips for getting a cheap, fun, unique Halloween costume at a vintage or thirift shop.

Thrift and Vintage Shopping for Halloween
Some of the funniest, most inventive costumes start with a trip to the vintage or thrift store. Find out when to go.

Easy Halloween Finds at Vintage Shops
Check out our tips on what to look for when you go to a vintage or thrift shop lookingn for a Halloween costume. These shops are often just packed with stuff. Here's what to look for.

Uniforms for Halloween Costume: Second Hand
Need a costume in a hurry, but cheap? Head to the local thrift shop and look for a second hand uniform. Get tips on this and other ways to shop for costumes at vintage stores.

Old Costumes
If you're a lucky duck you may happen upon a real costume, well sewn and designed, that was used for a theatrical production. Find out more about second hand costume shopping in Brooklyn.

Halloween for Kids: Top Picks in Brooklyn
Check out our top picks for Halloween with children in Brooklyn this year!

Where to Get Halloween Costumes in Brooklyn
Want to know where to get Halloween costumes in Brooklyn? Here are more than a half dozen tips to send you in the right direction. Boo!

Amazing Halloween in Bay Ridge Oct 31
Find out what's happening in the family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge. Events include a mid-October Harvest Festival complete with a pumpkin patch, pony rides and a dog costume contest, and a Halloween day event that runs for eight hours, offering something for kids of all ages.

Goodwill Stores in Brooklyn, The Borough That Gave GoodWill Its Name
Goodwill Industries, the social enterprise organization that works on behalf of disabled individuals, has several stores in Brooklyn. You can shop for secondhand clothes and household items, volunteer, or donate. Find out where the stores are.And, while you're at it, you can learn little about what in the world Brooklyn has to do with the history of this multi billion dollar used clothes operation.

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Brooklyn Sunday: 9 Things to Do After Brunch at Prospect Park's Food Truck Rally
Spend a Sunday afternoon exploring Brooklyn, starting (or ending) with a stop at the seasonal Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park. Find out what's nearby, and make your own itinerary. Combine a stand-up brunch with a movie or lecture at the Brooklyn Central Library, some hours in Prospect Park, or wandering the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

For a Very Brooklyn Mother's or Father's Day, Head to Coney Island's Roller Coasters
No self-respecting list of activities for a Brooklyn Mother's Day or Father's Day could omit that most Brooklyn of all destinations, Coney Island.

9 Only-in-Brooklyn Destinations: Urban Adventure
9 Only-in-Brooklyn Destinations for Mothers Day or Fathers Day: Urban Adventure

Sail Away! Check out Jamaica Bay and the Sebago Canoe Club for Fathers or Mothers Day
Brooklyn offers many outdoor athletic opportunities, including canoeing and kayaking in the lovely nature preserve at Jamaica Bay.

Have a Picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park Overlooking Statue of Liberty
For the most American of American moments, take a little trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park near the Brooklyn Bridge, next to DUMBO and close to historic Brooklyn Heights. Lady Liberty is so close you might as well invite her for a sandwich and pickles!

Visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Mothers Day
What better thing to do than visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Mother's Day?

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, Make a Memory - 8 Indelible Brooklyn Bridge Moments
Want to do something memorable for Mother's Day, Father's Day, a birthday or Valentine's Day or any other special occasion? Do it on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn
If Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza looks like it was airlifted out of Paris, that's because its architects fully intended to mimic Paris' famous Arc de Triomphe.

Have a Happy Mother's Day at Home: The Brooklyn Stoopnic
Have a Happy Mother's Day at Home: The Brooklyn Stoopnic

DUMBO Food — Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Jacques Torres & Dewey's Sell Sweets for the Sweet!
Sweets for the sweet! For an energy boost after a hike over the Brooklyn Bridge, and for special occasions such as Mothers Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, anniversaries and birthdays, check out DUMBO's decadently delicious double candy stores.

5 Romantic Places in Brooklyn — Fun, Funny, Mostly Free
Thinking of proposing marriage, moving to Paris together, or making some other romantic overture to your significant other, in Brooklyn? Here are five fabulous, iconic and memorable locations for romantic moments and marriage proposals in Brooklyn, whether on Valentine's Day or any other special occasion.

Brooklyn Romance at NY Aquarium and Prospect Park Zoo — "Au Natural"
Visit Mother Nature and watch her mating games at two almost-free romantic destinations in Brooklyn, whether for Valentine's Day or other special occasions: the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and the Prospect Park Zoo.

Brooklyn Bridge Romance — "Make the Connection"
The Brooklyn Bridge, with its expansive arches and panoramic vistas, is a memorable backdrop for a romantic moment in Brooklyn. Just think, you can tell your grandkids about it.

Tropical Zone at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens — "Hot Romance"
It's very Brooklyn, in an anti-establishment sort of way: A romantic place for a hot date or to propose marriage is the Tropical Zone of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Steinhart Conservatory. In February, a flower bulb display makes for a romantic Valentine's Day destination.

Brooklyn Kids: Family Activities in Brooklyn
Best bets in February for family activities in Brooklyn. Play outdoors, go to the zoo, attend special children's shows, and more.

Coney Island Kids Parade Oct. 25! 9 Halloween Events in Coney Island
Coney Island Kids Parade is Sat Oct. 25! Coney Island, New York's historic playground, won't disappoint on Halloween. Find out about live vaudeville, amusement park rides, a children's Halloween costume parade, and a dog costume parade in Coney Island. Festivities start mid-October (weekends) and run through the end of the month!

Where's the Wifi in Brooklyn Subway Stations?
Brooklyn subway stations haven't been top priority in getting Wi-Fi from the MTA. But shouldn't some of Brooklyn's more dangerous subway stations have wireless? Wi-Fi is not an amenity. It's a matter of security. That's what Brooklyn Borough President Adams argues.

Halloween Fun for Adults in Brooklyn
Halloween's not just for kids. It's also an opportunity for adults to watch a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Show. Or go to Coney Island to a memorable performance of the Creepshow at the Freakshow. Or head to a hipster haven for live music with a ghoulish theme. Here are a few of the best Brooklyn Halloween venues for adults. Check their calendars in September or early October to see what's happening, when.

Gowanus Parole Center Near Park Slope to Serve 5,000 Parolees
Brownstone Brooklyn and Gowanus are about to see a flood of ex-offenders, including some with violent histories. A January 2015 opening of the Gowanus Parole Center surprised locals, who are fighting back.The site will serve as many as 5,000 parolees, and as many as 2,000 every week.

BAMboo! Halloween for Kids at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene
Find out what the Brooklyn Academy of Music, AKA BAM, is doing on Halloween this year! Located in Fort Greene, near Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, BAM's BAMboo festival is great fun for kids.

Home Security in Brooklyn: Free Crime Prevention Audits for Homes, Businesses from the NY Police
The NY Police Department offers free security audits, schedule in advance, for homes and small businesses. It's a great service for residents, owners, renters and businesses, because what you don't know really can hurt you. Free.

Columbus Day Sales in Brooklyn Malls: Get Deals on Clothes,Appliances, Halloween
Find out where to shop the Columbus Day sales in Brooklyn's malls for appliances, electronics, housewares, clothes for the whole family, and even Halloween costumes.

Cheap Couples Costumes for Halloween with a Brooklyn New York Theme
Stepping out to a Halloween party or parade as a two-some? Here are some ideas for two person or couples costumes with a New York theme, and Brooklyn imagery: Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Make them yourself, in DIY fashion, and rest assured you'll have an original costume for Halloween, a masquerade party, New Years Eve or other costume event.

Halloween Costumes in Brooklyn: All About DIY & ReadyMade
Get great ideas for costumes — whether you want to be the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or an Occupy Wall Street sign, make your own, find great vintage places to shop for costumes, or go green and participate in one of Brooklyn's Halloween costume shops. Find out where to find costumes in Brooklyn year round, whether for New Year's Masquerade Party, Halloween, Purim, or other costume events.

Indoor Public Sports Facilities in Brooklyn
Indoor Public Sports Facilities in Brooklyn

10 Fun Things to Do in Brooklyn New York on Columbus Day Weekend in October
Columbus Day is always a three-day weekend, so you've got plenty of time for fun in Brooklyn. You can walk through Prospect Park to see the changing colors of the leaves, go to a local parade, shop the Brooklyn mall sales, head to Brooklyn Flea for vintage shopping, and more. Check it out!

When is Brooklyn's Restaurant Week?
Find out when you can get bargains and promotional specials during Brooklyn's own restaurant week. It's called

Brooklyn New York: Theme Costumes for Halloween, New Years, Purim & Just Plain Fun
Do something New Yorky for Halloween. Here's how to make Brooklyn themed costumes, from the Brooklyn Bridge to a Brighton Beach knish to the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster to Williamsburgh Savings Bank. And don't forget Brooklyn's most visible and vocal local politician, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Brooklyn Children's Museum — A Special Halloween for Kids
For family fun on Halloween in Brooklyn, bring the kids to the Brooklyn Children's Museum events. They're scheduled before the actual day of Halloween, but you can come in costume, enjoy a monster dance party with a live DJ (in costume of course) and generally have a great time. There's so much excitement you won't even notice there's not a lot of sugar and candy either!

What is the Hispanic or Latino Population of Brooklyn?
What is the Latino or Hispanic population of Brooklyn? Is it increasing or decreasing?

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, founded in 1992, is an extraordinary New York City institution. Based and founded in Brooklyn, it serves hundreds of young talented singers, performs in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and offers age appropriate, professional level musical education. Find out more.

Overview of Women's History Month: What it Is, How to Celebrate it, This Year's Theme & More
Find out when Women's History Month is observed, and what activities — films, lectures, exhibits and more — are happening in Brooklyn.

Political Costumes for Halloween: Occupy Wall Street
How about an OCCUPY WALL STREET costume for Halloween? Want to get a point across for Halloween — a political point, that is? Here are a few ideas, taken from Brooklyn, NY Halloween and the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011. The ideas are simple, expressive, and can be adapted to many politically-themed costumes addressing a range of issues.

10 Tips for Diabetics & Parents of Diabetic, Obese Children About Halloween Candy
Halloween can be tough for kids and families of diabetics — and in Brooklyn and nationwide, there's been a huge increase in diabetes and obesity among youngsters. You can't avoid Halloween candy. It's everywhere — in the stores, at school, at friends' homes, in after school venues. And on Halloween day, it's everywhere. So, what to do?

What is the Theme of Women's History Month This Year?
What's the theme of Women's History Month,which runs throughout March? Find out what the theme is, who decides the theme, and learn more about why women's history month is important today, in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Hanukkah Tips:10 Ways to Know if Your Boss or Client is Jewish
Should you give a Hanukkah or a Christmas gift to your boss? Well, the first thing is to know whether the boss is Jewish! See 10 tips from Brooklyn for Hanukkah: How to know if your boss celebrates Hanukkah.

Iconically Hip, 1000 Dean Street May Transform Crown Heights
1000 Dean is office space with a beer hall in Crown Heights. It's a cross-section of talent & entrepreneurship that some call Brooklyn's

Get the Dates, Info for NYC Public HighSchool Fairs 2014
Get the 2014 dates of the NYC High School Fairs. With over a million public school students, New York City has (to say the least) a complicated public education system. At the high school level, students have many options. But learning about them, weighing your choices, and making smart and timely application is both time consuming and requires dedication. One important element in this process is attending a NYC public high school fair.

Researching Brooklyn NY: Brooklyn Treasures in NYC Online Historical Archive
Brooklyn treasures can be found in New York's first-ever online archive of photographs, maps, motion pictures and other media covering 160 years of NYC history, drawn from the New York City Municipal Archives and released in April 2012. The archive holds nearly 90,000 images at www.nyc.gov/records. And you can be sure, there's Brooklyn history buried there, too!

9/11 Memorial Grove in Prospect Park
9/11 Memorial Grove in Prospect Park

September 11 Memorials at Green-Wood Cemetery
September 11 Memorials at Green-Wood Cemetery

Sunset Park
September 11 Memorial: Sunset Park Grove of Healing, in Sunset Park,Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel "Siller Tunnel to Towers Run" Honors Fallen Firefighter
Since 2002, the Tunnel to Towers Run was begun in 2002 by family members of off-duty Staten Island firefighter Stephen Siller, last seen running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back en route to the World Trade Center after the attacks.

9-11 Street Names in Memory: Borough Wide
9-11 Memorial Street Names throughout Brooklyn

FDNY Squad One September 11 Memorial Sculpture (Park Slope)
FDNY Squad One September 11 Memorial Sculpture in Park Slope

Commemorative 9/11 Medal: An Started by Schumer, Nadler, Both Brooklyn Officials
Commemorative 9/11 Medal: Thanks to 2 Brooklyn-born Members of Congress

September 11 Memorial at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Liberty Oaks
September 11 Memorial at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Liberty Oaks

Fire Department, FDNY Memorial Wall in Downtown Brooklyn Unveiled for 9/11/2011
On September 8, 2011, nearly 10 years after the WTC attacks, the NY Fire Department unveiled a monument in Downtown Brooklyn to fallen firefighters who died not in the attacks, but as a result of illnesses due to exposure to the fires and debris at the post-attack site.

Tribute in Light: A Once-Yearly Memorial for September 11 Resonates in Brooklyn
Silent, vast, evocative, the Tribute in Light is a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001. Two huge beams light the sky where the World Trade Center twin towers once stood. It is a complex technological feat.

September 11th Memorial Park at Pier 4: Daffodils
September 11th Memorial Daffodil Project at Brooklyn Bridge Park & Borough-wide

911 Memorial Garden of Hope at St. Ephrem Church (Bay Ridge)
911 Memorial Garden of Hope at St. Ephrem Church (Bay Ridge)

The September 11 Memorials of Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn is dotted with September 11 memorials. See memorials that range from huge sculptures to living gardens. After the 9/11 attack, makeshift memorials, consisting of notes, flowers, photos, and personal mementos placed in front of firehouses and police stations, at churches and schools and in front of the private homes throughout Brooklyn. Few of these remain. But dozens of permanent memorials mark the day and honor those who lost their lives on September 11 2001. See many here.

911 Memorial at American Veterans Memorial Pier, 69th St.& Shore Road (Bay Ridge)
A NYC September 11 memorial, known as the

Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at Cyclone's MCU Stadium (Coney Island)
Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in MCU Stadium at Coney Island

9/11 and Kids: 7 Ways to Mark the September 11 Anniversary with Children in Brooklyn
7 Ways to Mark the September 11 Anniversary with Children in Brooklyn

Hailing a Cab in Brookyn
What's with the apple-green-colored cabs in Brooklyn? Find out about yellow and green taxis.

Journey 72 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Get a taste of what's available in DUMBO, Brooklyn in terms of shopping: Journey is a stylish, one-off furniture and accessories store, specializing in tasteful items and mid-century modern furniture.

Foragers at Corner of Front Street and Adams Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Looking for a picnic to take to Brooklyn Bridge Park, or a quick snack? On Front Street in DUMBO you can try, Foragers Market, which offers friendly, super healthy eat-in or take out meal.

La Bagel Delight at 104 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Nothin' fancy. Just the basics. Le Bagel Delight in DUMBO serves the quintessential Brooklyn bagel. Some lox, a schmear of cream cheese and you're ready to go.

NYC Special For Walkers & Bikers — Special Lanes on Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges to DUMBO and Back
Planning on going to DUMBO by walking or cycling over the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges? Here are four important things you should know.

Deweys Candy Store at 141 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
A study in contrasts: Tucked away in DUMBO beneath the enormous Brooklyn Bridge is this sweet shop for wee ones. Actually, Dewey’s tiny, family-friendly candy shop is fun for kids of all ages, with penny candy and candies from yesteryear.

Nestled Under the Bridge, Human Scale is Dwarfed
DUMBO is a getaway. Get away from the madness of Manhattan, with too many people, shops and traffic. Brooklyn's DUMBO is less densely populated. The buildings are large, many are old, and the streets are cobble-stoned. You are on the East River, so there's a wonderful breeze, views and an even more wonderful park. Breathe....

Superfine Restaurant, 126 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Quintessentially DUMBO, the bar-restaurant-venue called Superfine is a favorite of the locals who live in this unique Brooklyn neighborhood. Plus, their bluegrass brunch on weekends is legendary.

NOS Shoe and Clothing Store at 117 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
NOS shoe and clothing stores for women and men offer some of the nicest designer fashions available in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The Defining Architectural Element in DUMBO: The Bridges
The neighborhood of DUMBO, in Brooklyn, sits beneath two of New York's most famous bridges, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. It's also home to Brooklyn Bridge Park, famous pizzerias and eateries and ferries. As for the

The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge goes ... where? Well, it takes you from Manhattan to the tiny, quirky, vista-rich little gem, the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO. If you love bridges, and want an up-close-and personal experience of the Brooklyn Bridge's beauty and sheer enormity, then visit DUMBO. It's like seeing the Eiffel Tower, up close.

ReBar GastroPub 147 Front Street
Update: Closed. Eating in DUMBO? A nice, airy restaurant ambiance and attentive service in a large, hip, post-industrial space near the Brooklyn Bridge have made ReBar a favorite venue for dates and special occasions. Plus, you can go see indie movies next door!

The Manhattan Bridge
The Manhattan Bridge, which connects Manhattan's Chinatown to Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue, is one of the city's un-sung tourist destinations. If you're going to DUMBO, Brooklyn, via the Brooklyn Bridge, then come back via the Manhattan Bridge.

Views of Manhattan from DUMBO
One of the most impressive and memorable things about DUMBO are the inescapable, gorgeous views of Manhattan, the East River and the famous NYC skyline.

Jobs: Where are There Ad Agencies, Digital Advertising Firms, Branding Companies in Brooklyn NY?
As more hip, small businesses move across the East River to Brooklyn (along with the people who work in them), are there jobs in the conventional advertising agency, digital media advertising field, and social marketing ad world, in Brooklyn?

New York City's "311" Line: An Information Butler to Help You Navigate NYC
New York City, and Brooklyn, can be hard to navigate. The 311 system is an excellent way to find out what you need to know about governmental services (of which there are many) in New York City. The 311 system operates like a huge switchboard, so you can call with one of a zillion questions and get routed directly to the proper agency. It's like magic. Find out more.

3 Hot Tips for Great Halloween Costumes:Ideas from Brooklyn's Caribbean Parade
If you're looking for inspiration for a BIG costume, whether for Halloween, New Year's Eve or Purim, take a lesson from the inventive fantasy concoctions you'll find at Brooklyn's annual West Indian American Labor Day Parade. See pix and get some tips here.

Fabulous Halloween Costumes? Don't Forget the Shoes
When you're making a costume and dressing to kill, don't forget the shoes!

Costumes for a Group: Ideas from Brooklyn's Caribbean Labor Day Parade
Make a splash at Halloween by showing up as a group in costumes. The more the merrier!

10 Best Things to Do in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Explore Greenpoint, within walking and biking distance of hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here are the top 10 things to do in Greenpoint!

World War II In Brooklyn: Places to Visit, from Brooklyn Navy Yard to Sunset Park
World War 2 had an enormous impact on New York City, and certainly in Brooklyn. Find out where to visit World War 2 sites in Brooklyn — starting with the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Ten Tips on Renting an Apartment in Brooklyn
Tips on Renting an Apartment in Brooklyn

10 Safety Tips for Spectators at Brooklyn's West Indian American Labor Day Parade
10 easy, practical tips on how to stay safe so you can enjoy Brooklyn's extraordinarily colorful, exuberant West Indian American Labor Day Parade.

Brooklyn's West Indian Caribbean Culture Event for Kids, Labor Day in
You think that Halloween is the time for elaborate costumes? Check out the costumes worn by Caribbean American children in Brooklyn for the West Indian Junior Carnival, part of the Labor Day festivities celebrating Caribbean culture.

Better than Halloween: Brooklyn's West Indian Parade for Kids
West Indian immigrants to the US, and NYC in particular, have made enormous contributions to American society. In Brooklyn, there is also a huge volunteer effort to keep the cultural traditions from the

Where's the Best Spot to Watch the West Indian American Labor Day Parade?
Find out where to watch the fabulous, colorful West Indian American Labor Day parade in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn School Holidays for January and February
Find out what the 2013-2014 school calendar is for January and February, including Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Presidents Day and mid-winter break.

10 Things to Know about Going to the Beach in Brooklyn
Going to the beach in Brooklyn isn't quite the same as going to the beach, say, in Cape Cod or Miami. Here are ten important things to know about urban beach going, in Brooklyn.

The Atlantic Antic, A Brooklyn Street Fair
The festive autumn Atlantic Antic, one of Brooklyn's longest running street fairs, spans nearly two miles. Explore food stalls with diverse ethnic foods, live music, vendors selling Brooklyn-themed tee-shirts, jewelry, gift items and more, hear speeches, and sample the excellent food set out by restaurants along this very popular street. It's near to the Atlantic Center mall, Atlantic Avenue subway station and LIRR station, Barclays Center and the BAM Cultural District.

Battle of Brooklyn Events at Green-Wood Cemetery
Looking for something great to do in August in Brooklyn? Attend the annual August Revolutionary War event at historic Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, from 10 am to 3 pm, to commemorate the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Fought on August 27, 1776 across Brooklyn, including in Prospect Park, Park Slope and parts of what is today Green-Wood Cemetery, it was the largest battle of the American Revolution — and the first battle with the British to be waged after the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. You'll see re-enactments, watch an Irish parade, hear colonial era music, see people in period costumes, and more. But this isn't a corny, commercial operation: you can actually see Battle Hill where the British and the American patriots engaged, and learn about the importance of this dramatic battle to the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

Annual Brooklyn AfroPunk Festival in Commodore Barry Park: August Free Concert
Aug 23-24, 2014: The 10th annual 2-day Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park: live music, food trucks and great vibe.

Bike the Brooklyn Bridge, Take a Ferry Back
It's fun to cross the Brooklyn Bridge -- but for many people, once is enough! A combo bike-and-ferry arrangement might prove just the ticket.

Complete Guide to the Extraordinary Brooklyn Navy Yard, Old & New
The Brooklyn Navy Yard's World War 2 history alone is substantial. It produced the USS Missouri, famous for being the ship on which the Japanese surrendered in WW2. During the early 1940s, a total of 17 battleships were built, hundreds of carriers and war ships were retooled, and thousands of warships were repaired here.

10 Places to See the Super Moon
March 19 Super Moon in Brooklyn: Where Can You ?

Is Brooklyn's West Indian American Labor Day Parade Safe?
With over a million people lining the parade route, the West Indian American Labor Day Parade has a reputation both for great festivity but also a taint of crime risk. Is it safe for spectators?

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge to NY's Central Park: Summer Streets Closed to Traffic
Find out about a once a year only traffic-free route from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to Central Park in Manhattan! Summer Streets is a city wide program that closes certain streets to traffic for a few days every summer, so that pedestrians, cyclists and runners can enjoy the city.

Ben Franklin's UNITE, OR DIE:Revolutionary War Flag at Battle of Brooklyn Day
Ben Franklin, that clever and opinionated soul, did many things well — including making political cartoons. One of his most famous was used as a flag by American fighters in the US Revolutionary War. Find out more, including where, in Brooklyn NY, you might see it.

1776 Grand Union Flag: Repro of Historic War of Independence Flag in Brooklyn
How did the American flag we know get to be the American flag? It turns out there were a number of different flags, many with stars and stripes, during the Revolutionary War. Check out this interesting

White Plains Revolutionary War Flag: Did It Fly in 1776 in Brooklyn? Maybe.
Today White Plains is a quick drive from Brooklyn. But back in the days of the Revolutionary War, one traveled by foot or horse, and so it was significant that a regiment of soldiers were deployed by General Washington and his officers from White Plains to help defend New York City, which had a strategic harbor. See the flag of the White Plains regiment. Did it fly in the Battle of Long Island?

Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Flag Display: The French Were Here, Too
The French — seemingly at war with the British for much of the colonial era —deployed numerous regiments to the Revolutionary War. Find out about the flags of some of these regiments who fought in the US War of Independence.

Cowpens Flag at Green-Wood Cemetery: Homage to Marylanders in Battle of Brooklyn
The Maryland 400 played a huge role in the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn (also known as the Battle of Long Island), which was meant to secure New York City for the patriots in the War of Independence against the British. The Americans lost. See the famous Cowpens Flag of the Marylanders, on display at the annual August Battle of Brooklyn Day at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.

Revolutionary War Flag Display at Green-Wood Cemetery:George Washington's Cousin
Whether or not George Washington ever slept in Brooklyn is an open question. But we know that one of his cousins carried an important flag during the American War of Independence...that he fell in love...and well, a lot more. See the George's cousin's flag (a reproduction, of course) and get the saga.

80 Revolutionary War Flags Fly!Green-Wood Cemetery Battle of Brooklyn Memorial
Every August in Brooklyn, history buffs and children alike can get a treat: a close up look at dozens of Revolutionary War era flags that were carried by various militias and regiments during the American War of Independence. Find out about this interesting event, and why there were so many different flags during the American Revolution. Betsy Ross wasn't the only one who designed a flag!

Battle Avenue in Green-Wood Cemetery, Site of Revolutionary War Battle 1776
Interested in the American War of Independence? Consider visiting Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery for the annual re-enactment of the historic Battle of Brooklyn in August. One special feature is the hands-on, family friendly display of dozens of colorful flags reproduced from those used in the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Flag from Huntington: Battle of Long Island (AKA Brooklyn)
In the early days of New York City, Brooklyn was part of Long Island. So it's of interest to history buffs that there was a Revolutionary War era regiment from Huntington Long Island that fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, also known as the Battle of Long Island, in August 1776. Here's info about the flag that the Huntington Regiment carried in that fateful battle (which the Americans lost).

Brooklyn Views—Which is Empire State Building? Chrysler Building?
Looking at Manhattan's skyline from Brooklyn, one sees a lot of skyscrapers. But which is the Chrysler Building? Which the Empire State Building?

Bronze Plaques on the Brooklyn Bridge? Fascinating NYC History
Take a moment to read the old bronze plaques under each tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. They read like a storyboard, depicting the late19th century when NY Harbor was bustling, immigrants were building NYC, and the Bridge was an engineering marvel.

A Vertical Roller Coaster in Coney Island, Called Soaring Eagle, Opens April 2011
A Vertical Roller coaster in Coney Island, Called Soaring Eagle, Opens April 2011

A New Steeplechase Roller Coaster in Coney Island Amusement Park
A New Steeplechase Roller Coaster in Coney Island Amusement Park

8 Best Brooklyn Locations for Spectacular Sunset Views
8 places in Brooklyn offer spectacular sunset views of NY Harbor, including the River Cafe, ferries, and the Promenade on a bluff overlooking the Harbor. And if you believe this photo shows the real Lady Liberty, there's a bridge I'd like to sell you....

Brooklyn Millionaires - How Many & Where They Live
Brooklyn was once a borough of immigrants, strivers, working class pride, with only pockets of moneyed areas, but decades of gentrification in Brooklyn have changed our demographics. How many millionaires live in Brooklyn today?

NYC Fun—What are the Best Subway Rides in Brooklyn?
The best subway rides in Brooklyn, from the perspective of views, is the Q train.

New York City's Outer Boroughs: What and Where Are They?
What are the outer boroughs of New York City, exactly? And what's so outer about Brooklyn?

NYC Restaurant Week in July: What Brooklyn Restaurants Participate?
In the summer, NY's famous Restaurant Week offers diners a chance to have prix-fixe meals at good restaurants. When is NYC Restaurant Week this summer, and which Brooklyn restaurants participate?

7 Places to Cool Off in Brooklyn on Hot Summer Days-Air Conditioning,Cooling Centers,Shade & Pools
Where to get cool during summer heat wave in Brooklyn? Find out where to go for air conditioning, cooling centers, summer breezes, pools and more. Stay healthy, stay cool!

6 Do's & Don'ts for Turning the Fire Hydrant into a Sprinkler, in Brooklyn
Too hot to handle? Well, lots of Brooklynites use their local fire hydrants to create a little water spray for the kids (and adults) to cool off. Find out a few important

BBQ & Picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Birthday & Family Party Venue
Looking for a great place to have a birthday party or BBQ with family and friends? Try Brooklyn Bridge Park.

BBQ in a Brooklyn Park for Mothers Day, Memorial Day, July 4
It's great fun to have a BBQ for Fathers Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day or the 4th of July. No worries if you lack a backyard, roof or terrace. Find out where you can set up your grill in a Brooklyn park!

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Summertime Old World Italian festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A 2-week long fair, and procession with 125 men carrying a 5 story religious statue. Not to be missed!

How Can You Get a Job at Brooklyn's Barclays Center?
Many people are hoping to find jobs in and around Brooklyn's Barclays Center stadium complex.

Brooklyn Neighborhoods in High-Risk Flood Areas
Whether you're a potential home buyer, or happen to be living in Brooklyn during a big hurricane or storm, it's smart to know whether you're in a high risk flood zone. Obviously, if you happen to have a house on the Atlantic Ocean beach, you're at risk of flooding during storms. But you might be surprised at what other Brooklyn areas, including parts of popular, upscale DUMBO, are also in high risk flood areas.

Neighborhood Guide to Brooklyn's Free Oudoor Public Swimming Pools
Where are Brooklyn's public outdoor swimming pools? In which neighborhoods? It can be hard to tell, because the pools are not named according to neighborhood. Instead, they often reflect the name of a nearby street or playground.Use this convenient neighborhood guide to Brooklyn's summer-only, outdoor public swimming pools. Cool Off During the New York Summer: 20 Pools, from Olympic to Wading

Neighborhood Guide to Brooklyn's Free Oudoor Public Swimming Pools
Where are Brooklyn's public outdoor swimming pools? In which neighborhoods? It can be hard to tell, because the pools are not named according to neighborhood. Instead, they often reflect the name of a nearby street or playground.Use this convenient neighborhood guide to Brooklyn's summer-only, outdoor public swimming pools. Cool Off During the New York Summer: 20 Pools, from Olympic to Wading

Where to Shop for Sneakers in Brooklyn - Fulton Mall
Where to shop for sneakers in Brooklyn: At Fulton Mall, the sneaker's the thing!

Shopping Malls Near Brooklyn - Outlet, Discount, High End
Find out what malls are near Brooklyn, in Long Island. They include high-end malls with such stores as Chanel, outlet malls (of which there are none in Brooklyn), and Roosevelt Field Mall, one of the top ten largest malls in the United States. It's easy to combine a trip to a shopping mall with a trip to the beach, a visit with family or friends, or a quick trip out of New York City. Shopping in a Long Island mall might be fun, an adventure, a suburban getaway. And while it might, it won't necessarily, be cheaper.

Directions to Jacob Riis Beach (From Brooklyn)
Directions to Jacob Riis Beach, Part of Gateway National Park System.

Where to Take Tennis Lessons in Brooklyn's Public Courts
Where to Take Tennis Lessons in Brooklyn's Public Tennis Courts

Italy's Brooklyn Chewing Gum (Story)
All About Brooklyn Chewing Gum, Milan-Made and Born in the '50's, Was Italy's First Chewing GumBrooklyn Chewing Gum, A Retro Brand, Was Italy's First Chewing Gum

An Honest Word About the Public Beach at Coney Island
Find out what it's like to go to the beach in New York City's one and only Coney Island, Brooklyn.

10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas Vintage Clothing
10 Ft. Single by Stella Dallas is one of the best vintage stores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a huge selection of clothing and accessories for both men and women.

How Long Is the Prospect Park Loop?
People often ask how long the loop is in Prospect Park. But actually, there's more than one loop. Most folks are referring to Center Drive, the road that drivers use, that encircles the park. But if you are a cyclist or runner and you want to do a shorter route, there's another internal loop that's faster.

How to Get to Park Slope, Brooklyn by Subway
Park Slope is growing in both size and popularity. With hundreds of restaurants and shops, interesting entertainment venues and an appealing school district, it's a Brooklyn neighborhood that's worth a visit. But Park Slope is served by seven different subway stations. What's the best way to get to where you're going, by subway, in Park Slope?

SummerStage in Brooklyn: June Free Summer Concerts
SummerStage in Brooklyn: Calendar for June Free Summer Concerts

Eight Free (Or Almost Free) Things to Do in Coney Island
Have free fun at Coney Island: watch the Mermaid Parade, see summer fireworks, and oogle the Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest winners.

Brooklyn Bridge (Nearby Hotels and Shops)
What hotels are near the Brooklyn Bridge?