Welcome to Brooklyn

The hip and practical melting pot of New York City.
Brooklyn is the borough to be in for the practical New Yorker looking to broaden their horizons with different cultures. Eclectic brick rowhouses line the streets, with families originating from every continent. The French and Victorian-styled architecture displays the history embedded within the town. The 70-square-mile borough is loaded to the brim with history and people. A whopping 2.6 million people reside here, coming from many different walks of life. Brooklyn began as a migrant hotspot, with foreigners looking for work during industrial expansion. 
The shores of Brooklyn served as the Navy Yard, where ships were serviced during the Revolutionary War. “The Battle of Long Island” took place here and was also known as “The Battle of Brooklyn.” Brooklyn manufacturing centers shipped numerous goods and held many petroleum refineries. These refineries and factories have evolved into a massive technology hub, manufacturing new products with 3D printers and laser cutters. The deep roots of this borough have grown many influential beings, from Biggie Smalls to Ruth Bader-Ginsberg. 
The city is heavily underrated as a family destination. Multi-bedroom homes in serene neighborhoods draw in hip, young families. Parents can feel comfortable sending their kids to school with quality education options. Even with differences, the unity within the community is immense. Various neighborhoods take pride in emulating their roots, all while making newcomers still feel at home. Brooklyn locals spend time examining the extravagant art galleries and strolling the outdoor attractions, like the 526-acre Prospect Park

What to Love 

  • Quality education system 
  • Extensive transportation system utilizing buses, ferries, and the subway
  • Breathtaking skyline views and rooftop restaurants
  • Charming family-friendly neighborhoods
  • Legendary attractions like Coney Island and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Authentic cuisine options and hip shopping centers

Local Lifestyle 

Brooklyn is a city full of innovation and job opportunities. Locals are engaged in chasing their goals while enjoying the grand views the city has to offer. There are plenty of family attractions and nightlife. The breathtaking parks draw out people focused on fitness and those who want to enjoy nature. Residents love to bike through the scenic routes all around the city. The hipster culture keeps things fresh and updated, so modern styles are always present. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Brooklyn has far more than just the best pizza in the country. Indulge in any taste that a foodie can desire with multiple cuisine styles hailing from every continent. Have bottomless mimosas with genuine Caribbean dishes from the #1 restaurant Kokomo, known for its house-made elixirs and hospitality. The neighboring Santo Parque also prioritizes hospitality and deep personal connections with customers while offering premium Brazilian dishes that are made with utmost love. 
Head over to the Brooklyn Bridge to check out high-class restaurants like Francie and Em Vietnamese Bistro. Francie is a European brasserie known for its lobster ravioli and artisanal cheeses, located in a former bank building. Closeby is the Em Vietnamese bistro run by the first-generation Chef Ly Nguyen, leading with a well-crafted menu that took three years to perfect. The legendary borough is striped with Michelin-star restaurants, hip art galleries, and vintage shops. 
Shops in Brooklyn range from vintage mom-and-pop to high-end designers. The renowned Brooklyn Flea market is home to vintage clothing, collectibles, and antiques. It has been endorsed as the top flea market in the country and marked as a must-visit spot by locals and multiple media outlets. Hop on the subway and head to downtown Brooklyn for a shopping spree at Atlantic Terminal Center and Mall where you will find big-name brand stores. Atlantic Center Terminal also serves as an entertainment hub with community-hosted events. 

Things to Do 

Coming right off of the Brooklyn Bridge, you will enter DUMBO, which was formerly an industrial neighborhood that evolved into a startup hub, lined with many attractions and restaurants to visit. Patrons enjoy walking through the 52-acre Botanic Gardens and gazing at the stunning blossoms. 
Explore ethnic history and art within the 560,000-square-foot Brooklyn Museum. Very close by is Prospect Park, the 526-acre park equipped with a zoo, ice rink, athletic and recreational facilities, and a carousel. You will find couples strolling and young athletes doing calisthenics. Get ready to scream at Luna Park in Coney Island, the amusement park that was home to the first roller coaster in the U.S. 


The New York City Department of Education serves the children in the borough. 
  • KIPP AMP Elementary School
  • Berkeley Carroll School

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