Attractions

Top Choice Park in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This 85-acre park is one of Brooklyn’s best-loved attractions. Wrapping around a bend on the East River, it runs for 1.3 miles from just beyond the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo to the west end of Atlant…
Museum in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Brooklyn Historical Society

Housed in a majestic, landmarked 1881 building with striking terra-cotta details, this museum is devoted to all things Brooklyn. Its priceless collection contains a rare 1770 map of NYC and a signed copy of the Eman…
Historic Site in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Jane’s Carousel

Behold the star attraction of the north end of Brooklyn Bridge Park: a vintage carousel built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company back in 1922. It was purchased by Dumbo artist Jane Walentas in 1984, who spent the …
Viewpoint in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Six of of the east–west streets of Brooklyn Heights (such as Montague and Clark Sts) lead to the neighborhood’s number-one attraction: a narrow, paved walking strip with breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan and New…
Museum in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

New York Transit Museum

Occupying an old subway station built in 1936 (and out of service since 1946), this kid-friendly museum takes on 100-plus years of getting around town. The best part is the downstairs area, on the platform, where yo…
Historic Building in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Empire Stores & Tobacco Warehouse

The Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse was a long-abandoned series of hollow, Civil War–era buildings that have been undergoing a long transformation into high-end retail shops, restaurants, offices and a food mark…
Church in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Plymouth Church

Founded in 1847, this Protestant church became one of the centers of the mid-19th-century anti-slavery movement, thanks in large part to its first pastor, Henry Ward Beecher, who gave abolitionist sermons and even c…