Brooklyn Bridge spans East River to Suburb of Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights, New York

Brooklyn Heights is located in the area bounded by Old Fulton Street, Camden Plaza and Atlantic Avenue. This neighbourhood holds the honor of being America’s first suburb. The serene-looking neighbourhood offers a contrast to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and affords great views of the Island. It was actually one of the first areas outside the Island of Manhattan where people chose to settle, and thus holds a rich history. Dutch settlers first made their homes in "The Heights" in 1645. Since then, the neighbourhood not only has seen use by George Washington as a headquarters, but also runs one of the earliest steamboat services to be implemented. Visitors to the area can book into one of Brooklyn's 4 star Hotels and enjoy staying in this pleasant neighbourhood, whilst remaining only minutes away from the excitement of Manhattan. Today, travelling between Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan takes only five minutes via the subway or you can enjoy the scenic walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge at Night

Brooklyn Bridge across East River to Lower Manhattan

The Brooklyn Bridge is located between Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn Heights. It was finished in 1883 and today links the island of Manhattan with Brooklyn, as well as remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge is considered by many to be one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, spanning 1.5 km across the East river from Brooklyn to lower Manhattan. A great thing about the Brooklyn Bridge is that it can give pedestrians, who use an elevated path, a great view of the New York skyline, particularly showing a breathtaking view of the Woolworth building.

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Brooklyn Botanical Gardens popular Visitor Attraction

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is located at 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. It is actually situated on what was once an ash dump and has been a prominent location in the City for nearly a century. Visitors can enjoy the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, which is modelled after a traditional Japanese garden, complete with lanterns, bridges and even its own Shinto shrine. For a taste of the English cottage garden, one should turn to the Shakespeare Garden. For the visually impaired, the Fragrance Garden focuses on the touch and scent of the blossoms. It’s also a good idea to check out the Magnolia Plaza during March and April when it is in full bloom and the fragrance of 17 magnolia tree varieties fills the air. For more information about visiting Brooklyn Botanical Gardens you may like to visit www.bbg.org.

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