Brooklyn is the most populated borough in New York with over 2.5million residents. Larry David, Barbra Streisand and Jerry Seinfeld are proud to call themselves Brooklyn residents. Brooklyn can be an amazing break for anybody visiting New York and has something for everybody from museums, theme parks, shopping malls and sporting arenas. Remember to fill out your ESTA Visa application before booking your tickets and accommodation ahead of your dream visit to Brooklyn.
Even if you’ve never been before, the chances are you’ll know of Coney Island and maybe even recognise it from various films and television shows. Alvy Singer, the lead character in Annie Hall, recounts growing up living beneath the Coney Island rollercoaster. The peninsular residential neighbourhood and beach is a very popular leisure and entertainment destinations for tourists and locals alike. It is well known for amusement parks and seaside resorts where three rides are protected as designated New York City landmarks. These are the Wonder Wheel, The Cyclone roller coaster and the Parachute Jump.
Home to the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders and the Long Island Nets, the Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena that frequently sells out for basketball and ice hockey games. It has also played host to Jay-Z, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Elton John, the Who, Ed Sheeran, Duran Duran and many more. For the second year in a row the Barclays Center hosted NXT TakeOver Brooklyn, WWE Summerslam and WWE Raw consecutively from 20th to the 22nd August.
The Brooklyn Bridge has iconically appeared in a number of movies such as Annie Hall, Gangs of New York, Kate & Leopald, It Happened in Brooklyn, Independence Day, I Am Legend, The Dark Knight Rises, Once Upon A Time In America, The Avengers and Godzilla. The bridge was completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs on Manhattan and Brooklyn and spans the width of the East River. It was designed by John Augustus Roebling and is a breathtaking sight for tourists from all over the world.
If there’s one thing you need to know about New York, they love their pizza. Not that you would anyway, but never, ever, eat pizza with a knife and fork. It is considered to be the greatest sin a New Yorker can commit. No matter how big the slices are, fold them in half and eat them with your hands. Similarly, New Yorkers love their brunch. In fact, any meal eaten before 4pm on the weekends is referred to as lunch, which of course means lots of eggs and bacon. Not that anybody will complain about that.