Brooklyn gets it name from the Dutch city by the name Breukelen and is a borough of the city of New York. It boasts of a population of more than two million people and one of the most populous borough and county in the United States of America. One of the most significant factors is that Brooklyn has been able to retain its own uniqueness even though it is a part of New York City. Brooklyn has a number of nicknames which include “City of Homes”, “City of Churches”, “City of Trees” but the more recent number
Brooklyn has found its place in literature like Walt Whitman’s poem by the name “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and in the year 1945 a film was also made on this. Apart from this we also find mention of Brooklyn in different novels like “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron, “Motherless Brooklyn” and “The Fortress of Solitude” by Jonathan Lethem, in a play called “A View From The Bridge” by Arthur Miller, etc.
Every year thousands of visitors are drawn to Brooklyn lured by the popular places of attraction. The Brooklyn Museum is one of the world’s leading institutions of art and which boasts of a huge collection ranging from Egyptian masterpieces to modern day art. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Historical Center that combines museum, library, and educational center into one. This place is a storehouse of material related to the history of Brooklyn and the origin of United States.
Brooklyn is well known for its rich cultural history. Tourism is an important part of Brooklyn’s economy. The southern part of Brooklyn was once noted as resort destinations. Though in the mid twentieth century Coney Island began to lose its former prominence, it has been steadily catching up with the momentum and regaining its lost glory. Green-Wood cemetery is also one of the attractions of this place. The New York Transit Museum houses historical artifacts of the subways and bus system of New York. You will also find world’s first children’s museum here in Brooklyn- Brooklyn Children’s Museum. If you are a nature lover then Brooklyn Botanical Garden will surely allure you with its charm. Other places of attraction include Weeksville Houses and the Simmons African Arts Museum.
The best way to explore any place is to do the sightseeing on foot. Only then you will be able to absorb the beauty of the place. So, next time you are in Brooklyn don’t forget to bring your walking shoes with you. Happy walking!