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  • CMJSingapore
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just off the traditional tourist trail. Great views of Brooklyn Bridge, East River and some lovely restaurants (and choices at Time Out) . Many great iconic views but the “tourists” have now found !
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brooklyn Heights is a neighbourhood in Brooklyn and possibly the inspiration for a drag queen?

    I visited by getting the subway to Brooklyn and walking down to the riverside. There are signposts and google maps helped me along the way too.

    The area is very clean and tidy and there are plenty of places to sit and admire the views of Manhattan, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Highly recommended!
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Patty
    Margate, FL112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful cable bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn, come and watch the sunset here is beautiful!! You will have a axing views of Manhattan!
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Anna Maria M
    East Kilbride, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    sat on a bench and wondered where my baby had gone. the fast times, the bright lights, the merry go. sorry for not making you my centrefold :((.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,752 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the late Winter/early Spring, you get to see all the beautiful flowers of the early season.

    I visited the gardens the seconded week of March to see crocus hill in full bloom and it was really beautiful to see a sea of purple along the side of the garden. The Linwood plants and snow drops were also in bloom with. Few of the cherry trees started to bloom.

    A week later I visited the gardens again before a major rain storm to see Daffodil Hill, hundreds of trumpet daffodils in bloom along the hill. It is one of the most spectacular views in any of New York’s parks. The cherry blossoms were starting to come out in the Japanese Garden.

    There will so much to see from this point forward.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,586 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is quite large geographically but for us it was easy to visit all the accessible spaces in just over two hours. When we were there, there were huge inaccessible areas being prepared for exhibitions... impressed most by the Asian collection, European collection closed, American collection quite limited, Modern nearly nonexistent. A potential visitor should probably check out the Exhibits schedule before deciding to go. Nevertheless, for us, the Brooklyn was worth the time to visit just to see Judy Chicago's Dinner Party. Exceptionally important piece that is so very very impressive. Don't miss the Kehinde Wiley painting and Rodin sculptures in the side hallways of the entrance atrium.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love a transport museum! This is particularly atmospheric because it is housed in a former subway station. I hadn't expected there to be so much to see but I was there nearly 3 hours. The first level has displays about the building of the subway system, about buses and trams, various old ticket machines and turnstiles, and some partial vehicles for kids to "drive". On the lower level - the platform - there are many old trains and carriages lined up along the platform, full of interesting old adverts and information about each type of carriage. I can't help preferring the cosy dark green 1917-era trains to the stainless steel 1970s ones! I particularly liked the old photos on display, taken by 2 brothers who documented the construction of the subway tunnels, but also took photos of the streets before they were dug up - such a great social record of early 20th century New York.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It feels odd to write a review for what is still a working cemetery, but they do encourage visitors and photography, and it is an amazing place to visit. 478 acres, established in 1838, and full of incredible tombs and mausoleums, some of well-known people such as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Morse, and others to people you have never heard of but often even more impressive in appearance. There is an excellent free map you can pick up at the entrance highlighting points of interest, including noteworthy monuments and also significant trees and other natural features, but there must be so many unknown stories attached to the people buried here. I spent 4 hours walking around here and hardly saw anyone else. If you want peace and history, this is the place to go.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • JJWal
    Hanwell, UK30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this. We popped in just at opening time hoping just to sample a beer or two in the taproom but had the chance to join the tour. I’ve done longer tours but we had a fantastic energetic guide who took our small group of 6 around the small brewery and some interesting test beer tastings. We ended with some rare tastings back in the bar - and after ended up in the pub quiz! Brooklyn offer so much more than their favourite lager - I’m a hazy fan and also admire their Special Effects zero. Even the stouts were a feast of flavours. Recommended.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • susieb1
    Northampton,57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in Manhattan during December definitely worth a visit. We got the subway over then had a 10 minute walk. The houses were amazing and so many were decorated. So glad we went!
    Personally I wouldn't waste money booking a tour. We saw lots of them walking around but we enjoyed doing it at our own pace without being rushed.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Houc Bou
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience, excellent organisation of the event by friendly and welcoming volunteers. Multi confessional speech focusing on the love, faith and people well being. Sound level a little bit too loud but amazing choir and singer with very high quality. Available in streaming if you like to preview but on-site experience with all people attending is a must.
    Written 16 February 2023
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  • Getawayfromitall67
    London, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed walking around this interesting and attractive part of New York. It focused on art and architecture and the way the area has changed. Good size group for the experience. Very cold but the tour guide kept us moving.
    Written 27 February 2024
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