Brooklyn Community Life

Brooklyn is recognized worldwide for its rich cultural history. Today, Brooklyn is in the midst of an exciting renaissance, and its neighborhoods are thriving with artistic, cultural, economic and social activity.

Must-see attractions include:

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Childrens Museum
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Historical Society
Coney Island

Other notable attractions include:

Brooklyn Flea, a sprawling flea market with food
Brooklyn Brewery
“A Slice of Brooklyn” pizza tour

Brooklyn is home to a number of universities and colleges, including: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Law School, Pratt Institute, Long Island University, Polytechnic University, New York City College of Technology, St. Francis College, and Saint Joseph’s College.

Among its 58 branches, the Brooklyn Public Library, with millions of books and thousands of public programs, has more than 850 Internet-accessible computers for free public use.