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In less than a generation, Brooklyn has transformed into a global capital of culture and creativity. This happening New York City borough across the East River from Manhattan buzzes with energy, excitement, and the inherent tension of coupling reinvention with a dedication to authenticity. What made Brooklyn the trendsetting destination it is today? It would be hard not to use the “H” word—referring to the L-train-riding hipsters who moved to Williamsburg in the 1990s when the rents were cheap, and put their creative DIY ideas into action. Brooklyn today is, of course, more than a playground for tattooed and bearded skateboarders; it’s a place where old and new mingle, and change—in some places slow and at breakneck speed in others—is an inevitable constant.

  • Brooklyn Heights

    Brooklyn's toniest neighborhood offers residents something that wealthy Manhattanites will never have: a stunning...Read More
  • DUMBO

    For sheer jaw-dropping drama, few city walks rival the one along the DUMBO waterfront. The photogenic area pairs...Read More
  • Carroll Gardens

    Carroll Gardens navigates the terrain between trendy and retro with cutting-edge shops, bistros, and cocktail lounges...Read More
  • Greenpoint

    Greenpoint, Brooklyn's northernmost neighborhood, above Williamsburg and below Queens, is often described as "up...Read More
  • Cobble Hill

    Adjacent to Boerum Hill and north of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill stands out for its 19th-century architecture...Read More
  • Prospect Heights

    A small neighborhood bordered by several larger ones, Prospect Heights feels like Brooklyn in microcosm. Historic...Read More
  • Bushwick

    Bushwick is still a pretty industrial neighborhood, with relatively small pockets of hipsterdom. There's some great...Read More
  • Brighton Beach

    A pleasant stroll just down the boardwalk from Coney Island is Brighton Beach, named after Britain's beach resort....Read More
  • Coney Island

    Coney Island is practically synonymous with the sounds, smells, and sights of a New York City summer: hot dogs...Read More
  • Park Slope

    Full of young families, well-dressed dog walkers, and impeccably curated shops, the neighborhood that literally...Read More
  • Fort Greene

    Thriving Fort Greene is one of the latest hot Brooklyn neighborhoods, full of young professionals and families...Read More
  • Downtown Brooklyn

    There's not much reason for the typical tourist to head to Downtown Brooklyn but it's a convenient location near...Read More
  • Williamsburg

    The kinetic energy of this trendsetting Brooklyn neighborhood hits you the moment you exit the L train at Bedford...Read More