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The Best of Brooklyn: Neighborhoods You Must See

Many non-New Yorkers make the initial mistake in assuming that the borough of Brooklyn is only composed of quant streets full of roaming artists, hipsters and concept stores. Yet, like many other parts of New York City, Brooklyn is very diverse, culturally vibrant, and each neighborhood has a vibe of its own. Manhattan has always received the highest praise when it comes to visiting New York City, but what is across the East River should not be ignored. Although more travelers are choosing to explore Brooklyn when visiting NYC, Brooklyn is still far from being a tourist hub. Explore the trendy and diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Bushwick, Coney Island, Red HookDUMBO, Greenpoint and Williamsburg during your stay here in New York.

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10 Reasons to Love Brooklyn

If you don’t generally consider Brooklyn as a great summer destination, keep reading we will tell you about all the things to include on your must-see list; from family-friendly gardens to free summer concerts. Brooklyn has a bit of everything for everyone to enjoy himself or herself, whether you’re traveling solo, with your children, planning a romantic getaway or meeting up with friends. Although just strolling around the streets of Brooklyn can be fun; especially with its beautiful brownstones and the many wonderful things to see, below are just SOME of the reasons why you must visit Brooklyn this summer.

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Staff Picks: New York City Cruises

It’s easy to forget that New York City is essentially an island. It’s so easy to get caught up in the isolationism of Manhattan, and it’s incredibly convenient to hop on a train to one of the other boroughs, but there’s nothing like a cruise to radically change your perspective of the city. Cruises are most appreciable during spring and summer, however I enjoy them in the winter too. The weather makes for incredible and unexpected landscapes!

Here are a few of my favorite itineraries…

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