There’s so much to see and to do in the immediate area around the LIU Brooklyn campus. Below we have provided just a small taste of things to experience. There is no place else quite like Brooklyn. So, take it all in and enjoy everything this fascinating borough has to offer!
For detailed information about area attractions in Brooklyn visit:
|Brooklyn Heights Promenade - a pedestrian-only esplanade, perched above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, provides majestic views of the Manhattan skyline. A great place to walk and take in the sights.
|The Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, it spans 5,989 feet. Take a walk from Brooklyn to lower Manhattan and experience the breathtaking views of the East River.
|Prospect Park - 585 acres of tranquility, provide the perfect setting for exercising, picnicking and fun. Check local listings or the Web site for summer concerts and for New Year’s Eve fireworks. www.prospectpark.org
The Park also is home to the Prospect Park Zoo. www.prospectparkzoo.org
|The Brooklyn Botanic Garden - this 52-acre urban oasis was founded in 1910 and features more than 10,000 different plants from around the globe. More than 700,000 people visit each year and enjoy its historic specialty gardens, which include the Japanese-Hill-and-Pond-Garden, the Children’s Garden, the Native Flora Garden, the Cranford Rose Garden, the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden and the Steinhardt Conservatory. 718-623-7200 www.bbg.org
|Coney Island - a beachfront neighborhood on Brooklyn’s south shore, Coney Island is home to a world-famous amusement park; the New York Aquarium; and Keyspan Park, the stadium of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Enjoy the rides and a hotdog at Nathan’s Famous restaurant on the boardwalk. www.coneyisland.com
|Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) - since the hosting of its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a renowned urban arts center that brings international performing arts productions and film to Brooklyn. From Shakespeare, to modern dance and Jazz, there is something for every cultural taste. 718-636-4100 www.bam.org
|Brooklyn Museum - is housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building and is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. From ancient Egyptian relics to contemporary masterpieces, its permanent collection is world renowned. 718-638-5000 www.brooklynmuseum.org
Visiting New York City
New York City is an exciting and popular place to visit. Nearly 47 million people chose to travel to the City for business or pleasure in 2008. They came from across the country and around the world to explore its historic sites; take in its cultural offerings; dine in its nearly 19,000 restaurants; stay in its world-class hotels; and shop until they drop! Below are helpful links that will allow you to plan your visit and to make the most of it. You can book a hotel, buy show tickets or find a great place to eat.