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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York’s five boroughs with more than 2.6 million people; in fact, if Brooklyn was a city, it would be the fourth most populous U.S. city! Located off the southern tip of Manhattan, Brooklyn is home to Nets basketball, a hip crowd, more affordable living in Brooklyn apartments and plenty of culture and entertainment options to keep residents and visitors busy. Whether you’re looking for a foodie haven full of world-class chef-run restaurants, an assortment of art galleries and off-Broadway productions, or vintage shops and live music venues, look no further than right across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Just because Brooklyn isn’t an actual city doesn’t mean it doesn’t operate like one; in fact, it is more than double the size of Manhattan with 1 million more residents! This NY borough has an assortment of neighborhoods, each offering its own unique personality and living options. Residents in Brooklyn Heights, for instance, live in historic Brooklyn apartments along tree-lined streets, complete with incredible Manhattan skyline views; Bushwick is filled with residents looking for the next up-and-coming area, thanks to the incredible culture quickly flooding the neighborhood; Downtown Brooklyn is a bustling commercial center with plenty to see, eat and do; Prospect Park, home to plenty of the city’s green spaces, a zoo and the Audubon Center; and Williamsburg, which has become, by far, the hippest place to call home. Other neighborhoods like Brighton Beach, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Greenpoint, Jamaica Bay, Park Slope and Dumbo aren’t to be missed, making the borough’s walking tours a popular choice for residents and visitors alike.
Aside from the hundreds and thousands of restaurants and entertainment venues in Brooklyn, the 81-square-mile borough is known for its annual events, which draw crowds from neighboring Manhattan and the farthest corners of the world. Whether you’re looking for music festivals, major concerts, art shows, farmers markets, historic re-enactments, parades, flea markets, beach bonfires or film fests, you’ll find it all just steps away from most Brooklyn apartments. Don’t forget to catch a Nets game at the Barclays Center and scope out the celebs getting cozy in the front row!
Thankfully, getting around Brooklyn - or BK, if you’re so inclined - is a piece of cake, thanks to the city’s reliable transit system; in fact, the New York Transit Museum is located in Downtown Brooklyn in a historic 1936 subway station. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority makes more than 2.7 billion trips each year, transporting people from Brooklyn apartments to Manhattan employers and beyond, every single day. The MTA estimates that four of every five rush hour commuters take public transit, so the city’s 357 bus, train and subway routes run through all New York boroughs and make thousands of stops all over the city’s colorful neighborhoods. Save time commuting and enjoy all that Brooklyn has to offer!