Zoni Language Centers – Brooklyn NY
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Brooklyn, NY is a vibrant, creative city, rejoice in freedom and broad-mindedness. Often eccentric, always charming, this vibrant destination has much to offer, from its wide-ranging neighbourhoods and stunning surroundings to its wonderful seafood and architecture. The most populous New York City borough, and formerly a separate city. Located south and east of Manhattan across the East River of the city. Known for a lot of staff especially for artists, music venues, beaches, and Coney Island. Brooklyn is also home to the Barclays Center, an arena that hosts the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team. Brooklyn (its name as borough of the city of New York; it is also Kings County, a county of the state of New York), the "Borough of Homes and Churches," is one of the five Boroughs of New York. It used to be and still feels much like a city in its own right, with approximately 2.5 million inhabitants. If separated from the rest of New York City, Brooklyn would be the 4th-most populous American city. Brooklyn is situated on the westernmost point of Long Island and shares a land boundary with Queens, which partially encircles Brooklyn to the north, east and south; Manhattan lies across the East River to the west and north of Brooklyn, and Staten Island is across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the southwest. The borough's East River waterfront offers some of the area's most stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn is currently enjoying a period of growth and affluence not seen since before World War II. There's world-class theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the center of a proposed new arts district that will include a new art museum and a highly controversial Frank Gehry-designed sports area home for the NBA's Nets. Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Brooklyn's Prospect Park as well as Manhattan's Central Park, thought his Brooklyn creation the finer of the two. Elsewhere in the borough, Williamsburg is a hipster neighborhood and burgeoning art colony, and Brighton Beach is home to New York's largest concentration of Russian immigrants.
Brooklyn was once a separate city independent of the City of New York. The cities merged at the end of the nineteenth century, forever after lamented by Brooklynites as "The Great Mistake of 1898." Although Brooklyn is very diverse, what makes Brooklyn so different from the other boroughs are its distinct cultural neighborhoods. Manhattan is frequently referred to as "the city" by residents of the other boroughs — for example, in the phrase "I'm going to the city." Many Brooklynites have a great deal of pride in their borough, and most New Yorkers consider Brooklynites to have an identity distinct from that of other New Yorkers. In any case, remember while speaking to Brooklynites that referring to Manhattan as "the city" is acceptable but calling Manhattan "New York City" is not. Be careful not to confuse Brooklyn and the Bronx - they are very different parts of New York City.
By Subway It's easy to access Brooklyn using the New York City Subway. Six tunnels and two bridges carry subway lines across the East River, which separates Brooklyn from Manhattan. There is no additional fare for taking the subway to Brooklyn. Maps, route planning, and service status can be found at the Subway's official website. To reach Williamsburg and Bushwick, take the L train or J/M/Z trains. To reach other neighborhoods from Manhattan, take 2/3, 4/5, A/C, B/D/F, or N/Q/R. These all pass through Downtown Brooklyn within walking distance of each other, and all of them except the A, C, and F meet at a large interchange at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station. From Downtown Brooklyn, the lines branch out to different parts of the borough, so you'll need to consult a map if you're going any further. The G train, which does not pass through Manhattan, connects northern Brooklyn and Queens and continues south into Brooklyn, crossing through both Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn. If you're going to Greenpoint, it can sometimes be faster to take a train from Manhattan to Queens and then take the G. After passing through Brooklyn, the A/C and J/Z continue into southeastern Queens, so you may also be to use these trains to go between the two "outer boroughs." Visitors looking for views of the New York City skyline may want to take the B, D, N, or Q, which cross into Brooklyn over the Manhattan Bridge and offer a spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan as part of the commute. By LIRR The Long Island Rail Road has a major station at Atlantic Terminal (Atlantic Ave subway station), which is accessible from the Atlantic Ave/Pacific St combined subway stop, served by the 2, 3, 4, 5 (on weekdays), B (on weekdays), D, N, Q, and R lines and near the Lafayette Ave station of the C train and the Fulton St station of the G train. Other LIRR stops in Brooklyn are Nostrand Ave at Atlantic Ave (served by the A and C subway lines a few blocks away on Fulton St) and East New York (served by the A, C, L, J, and Z a few blocks away at Broadway Junction and the L at Atlantic Ave, though Broadway Junction is probably a safer bet). Eastbound trains continue to Jamaica Station in Queens, from where passengers can change to most LIRR lines for points further east or take the AirTrain to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). The LIRR no longer runs in Brooklyn during late nights (midnight to around 5AM), so to get to JFK from Downtown Brooklyn then, you have to take the A Also, if you should be traveling to/from Brooklyn, there is shared-ride airport shuttle service for customers traveling to NYC Airports at an affordable price. Concrete Connect, www.concreteconnect.nyc has regularly scheduled departures from in front of LIRR Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn going to JFK International Airport. By bus Brooklyn is covered by an extensive network of MTA buses, for which a map is essential . Many of the routes start and end near Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn. A few of them make good sightseeing routes. The B63 bus, a foodie's delight, starts at the foot of Atlantic Ave and travels to Barclays Center, then down Fifth Ave through Park Slope, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. The B62 goes from Downtown Brooklyn through the unique Hasidic Jewish neighborhood of South Williamsburg, then through North Williamsburg hipster country and Polish Greenpoint all the way to Queensboro Plaza. The B39 travels over the East River on the Williamsburg Bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Possibly the longest mostly straight-line bus route in Brooklyn is the B41, which runs nearly the length of Flatbush Ave from the line's northern terminal near Borough Hall just west of Flatbush Ave itself to Kings Plaza at Avenue U (with a branch to the Mill Basin and Bergen Beach areas), about 9 miles (15 km) away. The B44 runs the entire length of Nostrand Ave, one of Brooklyn's longest streets, between Williamsburg and Sheepshead Bay. Many routes run a limited-stop service that stops at major intersections and points of interest. Limited-stop service is provided on the B6, B41, B44 (along Nostrand/Bedford Aves), B46 (along Utica Ave), and B35 (along Church Ave). That pattern is in effect from around 6AM to 10PM daily on these routes (5AM-11:30PM on the B46). The B49 has southbound limited-stop service on weekday mornings, mainly tailored for college students traveling to Kingsborough Community College. The B103 is a limited-stop route between Downtown Brooklyn and Canarsie, which runs on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. One can also take express buses, with an X prefix, to/from Manhattan ($6 one-way). Most express buses serve Southern Brooklyn, for the most part an area that's somewhat subway deprived, especially to the east. The X27 and X28 run daily from around 6AM to 11:30PM (10PM on weekends). Other express routes run every day except Sunday and have a BM prefix. The B61 & B63 have BusTime on them, which allows them to be tracked. Go to the website at bustime.mta.info. By car The connections between Queens and Brooklyn are too numerous to mention, because the two boroughs share a land boundary, so almost every street on the border just continues into the other borough. (Prior to 1990, the street signs in each borough had different colors, but they have since all become green - with the exception of brown signs for historic streets - and can no longer be useful in distinguishing between the boroughs.) The Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges link Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links Staten Island and Brooklyn. Only the Verrazano is a toll bridge. There is also a toll tunnel, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, which links Brooklyn with the Battery (the southern tip of Manhattan). By foot or bicycle All the bridges between Brooklyn and Manhattan are now accessible to both pedestrians and cyclists. Prospect Park's main roads is closed to cars on weekends and open to bicycles. There are numerous bicycle paths in the park. Along New York Bay to the southwest, there are many sections where one can bicycle. Ocean Pkwy also has a bicycle path that runs from Coney Island at the southern end of Brooklyn to the neighborhood of Park Slope.
By Subway The subway is overall the best way to get around Brooklyn, although there are some spots, notably Red Hook and parts of East Brooklyn (including most of the tourist attractions), where subway coverage is poor and bus transportation is encouraged. The biggest hub is Atlantic Ave (also called Pacific St). From there, there are transfers to pretty much any line in Brooklyn. Many of the lines that don't stop there do stop elsewhere in Downtown Brooklyn. After Downtown, however, the lines fan out in all directions, and it is difficult to transfer elsewhere, although the Franklin Ave Shuttle in Bed-Stuy does help somewhat. The G can transfer to the lines that don't stop in Downtown. In East Brooklyn, the L serves the same purpose. Broadway Junction in Bed-Stuy and East New York is a minor hub between trains that don't stop at Atlantic. Changing there can be useful if you're going to Northern Brooklyn. Coney Island is a major hub for four lines--it's possible to do a "loop tour" of Southern Brooklyn by changing there. By bus Buses generally fan out from one of several hubs, including the Coney Island-Stillwell Ave subway station, Kings Plaza, the Broadway Junction subway station, Downtown Brooklyn, the Myrtle/Wyckoff Aves subway station, the Brooklyn College subway station (Flatbush Ave), and the Williamsburg bus plaza. There are locations, including Kings Plaza, where dollar vans shuttle riders to and from nearby subway stations. By commuter rail There is the option of taking the Long Island Rail Rd if your starting and ending points are in the following neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn, near Atlantic Ave/Flatbush Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant, near Atlantic Ave/Nostrand Ave, and East New York, near Atlantic Ave/Van Sinderen Ave. It isn't terribly convenient, due to the limited stops and relatively infrequent service, but if you need to go to exactly the areas it stops in, it's faster than the subway.
Brooklyn Bridge. Work started in 1870 on the first bridge crossing of the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, finally completing in 1883 - a 1,595 ft suspension bridge and, as a plaque on it says, a "structure of beauty." Grand Army Plaza, (2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza), . The gateway to Prospect Park, laid out in 1870. The Soldiers and Sailors Arch was added in 1892 as a memorial to the victorious Union Army. The Plaza itself is a large traffic circle surrounded by trees; apartment buildings; the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, itself a large distinctive landmark building; and a memorial bust of President John F. Kennedy. Each June, Grand Army Plaza is the focus for the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival for people who lived in the borough. edit The Coney Island Cyclone, (D, F, N, or Q trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave or F or Q trains to W 8th St-NY Aquarium). Opened in 1927, the Coney Island Cyclone or (the Cyclone) is one of the world's oldest and still operating wooden roller coasters and was declared a New York City Landmark on July 2, 1988. It was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Although in 1927 the roller coaster cost only ¢25 to ride, it now costs $10. 8.
Prospect Park is home to the Brooklyn Museum, NYC's second largest art museum. Downtown is home to the New York Transit Museum. Bedford-Stuyvesant and Flatbush are home to the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Jewish Children's Museum, which is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. Williamsburg is home to the Hogar Collection. The Transit Museum is worth checking out. $7.
Prospect Park is home to, of course, Prospect Park, designed by Olmsted and Vaux, who also designed Manhattan's Central Park but preferred their Brooklyn creation. Adjacent to the park is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a 52-acre garden that is home to more than 10,000 taxa of plants. Marine Park is a public park that is located in the Marine Park neighborhood and surrounds the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. It has about 800 acres and has a bike path, handball court, shuffleboard court and playground. The park is mainly a fertile salt marsh that is supplied with freshwater from Gerritsen Creek.
Coney Island, (D, F, N ,or Q trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave). edit Coney Island is a hotspot during the summer season. One could go for a day and enjoy the beach and beach venders, then at night visit the Astroland Amusement Park and ride rides for a cheap price or watch a game at the Brooklyn Cyclone baseball field. New York Aquarium, Boardwalk and W 8th St, Coney Island (Take the F or Q trains to W 8th St-New York Aquarium).
Film BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave (G to Fulton St, C to Lafayette Ave or B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Atlantic Ave-Pacific St, or LIRR to Atlantic Ave), ☎ ""hours="". A good cinema in an old opera hall. Films shown are in between art house and mainstream. Several subways nearby. edit Concerts Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bargemusic, at the Fulton Ferry Landing. A truly hidden gem. This barge, moored permanently just under the Brooklyn Bridge, has chamber music fare every week with cheese, wine, plush seating, a fireplace, and gentle rocking to assist in your peaceful slumber. It also has a dynamite view of the lower Manhattan skyline. There are also many concerts at churches and synagogues (for example in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope), as well as at colleges (such as Brooklyn College and New York Technical College). Check the listings in newspapers like the Brooklyn Paper and Village Voice, which also have websites. During the summer season Prospect Park hosts Celebrate Brooklyn concerts and shows every weekend in the Bandshell area of the park, very near the 7th Avenue stop on the F train. The event lineup is incredibly diverse, in terms of music/event genre and source of performers. Theater St. Ann's Warehouse. Moving to nifty new location in Brooklyn Bridge Park off Water Street in October 2015, St. Ann's Warehouse delivers consistently impressive avant garde theater. $140 for five shows, $119 for four, etc. edit The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg. A former garage, The Brick is home to cutting-edge independent theater, The New York Clown Theater Festival, and an annual themed festival each year (past themes included the Moral Values Festival and the $ellout Festival). Tickets are an affordable $15. Sports Brooklyn Cyclones. New York Mets single-A minor league team, which plays in Coney Island right next to the Boardwalk. They were established to fill the void of Brooklyn's old Major League Baseball team the Dodgers, who left for Los Angeles after the 1957 season. Brooklyn Nets. An NBA team that plays in the Barclays Center, a new Arena at 620 Atlantic Ave. Formerly the New Jersey Nets, they're now the 1st major team to call Brooklyn its home since 1958, when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. New York Islanders. An NHL team that plays in the Barclays Center, a new Arena at 620 Atlantic Ave. The Islanders relocated to Brooklyn from Uniondale in the fall of 2015. Sightseeing Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge -- or if you prefer, the Manhattan or Williamsburg Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge itself is beautiful, and the view is splendid. There's lots to see in DUMBO, Fulton Ferry, and Brooklyn Heights fairly close to the bridge. Walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for great views of Manhattan. Walk under the Brooklyn Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood to get an amazing view of Manhattan from below while also overlooking the East River. Visit some of Brooklyn's places of worship, including the Kane St Synagogue  (236 Kane St, +1-718-875-1550), built in 1856, or the East Midwood Jewish Center  (1625 Ocean Ave, +1-718-338-3800), on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and home to weekly religious services and cultural happenings.
Brooklyn may have a tough reputation, but most of it is fairly safe, though visitors should always be careful walking around late at night on lightly trafficked streets. Stay alert and off the phone. Some high crime areas include East New York and Brownsville, neither of much interest to travelers. Don't be afraid to pass through East New York on the subway or LIRR, though--that is generally safe, though stay alert. Red Hook, while recently trendy, still has pockets of high crime. Other neighborhoods that have significant attractions yet areas of crime include Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy), Bushwick, and Crown Heights. However, crime in Brooklyn is nowhere near as bad as it used to be, and very few travelers are affected by violent crime at all. Check Spotcrime for some crime reports.