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Explore the stories of the New York Transit Museum and visit some of the historical, scenic and fun attractions nearby on Fulton. Enjoy a ride on the Fulton Ferry, a spin on an antique indoor carousel, and discover a pedestrian mall, farmers market, and more.
Hip New Yorkers know that Dumbo is not just a cartoon elephant, but a cool Brooklyn neighborhood that has stayed true to its roots as an artist community. An acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, Dumbo consists of an area that runs southward along the East River towards the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Since the 70s it’s been known as a bustling artists’ enclave that’s home to both up-and-comers as well as more well-established art businesses.But the biggest reason to visit is to take in the fantastic art that can be viewed in galleries, special exhibitions and on the streets themselves. Venture on to experience some of the very best art throughout this unique NYC neighborhood. The galleries stay open late, host special events, and restaurants and bars in the area offer special deals.
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Bored of the same old bar fare? Dive into Brooklyn, where secretive bars are pushing music forward.
Forged in the fires of revolution and war, the Brooklyn Navy Yard was not only one of the first five shipyards in America, but also one of largest. From 1801-1966, this historic landmark was a birthing ground for innovations in technology, industry, labor, and manufacturing. Today it is still an innovator of a different sort. Take a stroll through history and then discover the new exhibits and groundbreaking businesses that inhabit the shipyard now.
Where did lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history happen in Brooklyn? In what buildings did influential LGBT activists and artists live and work, and on what streets did groups demonstrate for their equal rights? This curated adventure, produced by NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, tells the story of sites that are important to LGBT history as well as those that illustrate the community’s influence on America in the arts, literature, and social justice.
The Brooklyn Cultural District is centered around the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and was designed to create a permanent home for art and artists in this now revitalized borough. Historically a cultural destination, explore how this neighborhood now connects current creative projects to Brooklyn's rich and diverse history.
Long before it became a hipster paradise, Brooklyn was a bustling, booming industrial hub. Explore the abandoned architectural treasures of its past and learn how these are being transformed and repurposed for a more vibrant future.
According to The New York Times, Fort Greene is having a bit of an identity crisis. Fort Greene was listed as a small yet mighty historical district in 1983. Explore some of the history and architecture that gives this neighborhood its identity.
Brooklyn Bridge Park sits on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City. Explore the once industrial riverfront that has now been activated into one of New York's anchor green spaces.
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