Polly B. said, "...I'd recommend staying there too. If you want more of a "local" experience and plan to explore Brooklyn as well - DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Prospect Park, Coney Island, Williamsburg - then a Brooklyn base might make sense. If you..." See More
Laura W. said, "...the express subway to get to Manhattan in 20 or 30 minutes. I liked it. But now I think Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO or Williamsburg are better. And the views are simply incredible...." See More
Lola G. said, "...place to base yourself. The commute is not bad if you look at areas such as Bushwick, Williamsburg, Park Slope or DUMBO. You can get into Manhattan in 10-20 minutes on the subway. All these areas have great places to..." See More
Kathryn H. said, "...the outer boroughs, then staying in Brooklyn makes much more sense. If you do stay in Brooklyn, be sure to visit DUMBO, Williamsburg (especially Smorgasbord, though it's currently closed for the season), Brooklyn Flea Market, and Brooklyn Bridge Park (which..." See More
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Sheila L. said, "... DUMBO (down under the manhattan bridge overpass) is a neighborhood in Brooklyn that is a fantastic place to take photos. You can start by walking from Manhattan into Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and take tons of photos of the skyline..." See More
Kaydee B. said, "...I suppose it depends on what type of photos you like taking, but for Urban photos here are a few ideas. DUMBO Brooklyn is very popular for photos. There are old cobblestone streets and great views of the Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn..." See More
Devin N. said, "...Go over to Brooklyn, in DUMBO, right near the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a whole new park with great views of the city with the bridges. Also, Top of the Rock is a great place...." See More
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Rocio A. said, "...Park Carousel, Strawberry Fields, American Museum of Natural History,among many others. Second day: lower Mahattan. I would start walking Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Chelsea Waterside Park, High Line ParkGreenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown New York, Washington Square Arch, Financial District,..." See More
Regan W. said, "...the York Station or the ferry from Wall St to Brooklyn Bridge, walk around the old waterfront warehouse Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO and time it so you can walk over the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhattan at sunset. A stroll around..." See More
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Agnes D. said, "...Go to the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to the lower Manhattan side of it. ( You can arrange for a tour from tour groups that do this, just google it) Grab a hot..." See More
Amit M. said, "...tourists, go to SoHo. If it's in a warmer time of year, cross over the Brooklyn Bridge and spend time in DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Look for Morris Food Truck for a grilled cheese experience, or Georgetown Cupcake in soho for..." See More
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Regan W. said, "...clientele as diverse as the borough itself That's only a slice. Another outing option would be to take the ferry to DUMBO for the Dumbo Smorgasburg, kind of like Borough Market in London (http://brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg-dumbo/) for lunch (a GIANT flea market of..." See More
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Polly B. said, "...Along with the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as Jaclyn mentioned, spend an afternoon walking around DUMBO. Juliana's Pizza, Jacques Torres Chocolate, and Jane's Carousel are all things worth checking out. Fort Greene is a great neighborhood, though I'm certainly biased on..." See More
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Rocio A. said, "...many others interesting places nearby the park. Lower Manhattan will be your next stop. I would start walking Brooklyn Bridge , DUMBO, Flatiron Bldg,Chelsea Market Baskets, High Line Park, Madison Square Park, Greenwich Village, Chinatown New York, Little Italy, Statue..." See More
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Lola G. said, "...be easy to walk about and find them. Papél New York Brooklyn Collective Flirt Brooklyn Rapisarda http://www.seeeyewear.com/ http://www.yesterdaysnews.biz/brownstone_teasures_photos.html http://www.shopexit9.com/brooklyn Go to DUMBO on a shopping adventure under the Manhattan Bridge. Cool area with narrow streets and a park area by the..." See More
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