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31st March 2022 - 12:39pm

Tryphavana Cross (Sales & Marketing and PR Director NYC & Company)

Tryphavana Cross (Sales & Marketing and PR Director NYC & Company)



New Brooklyn Travel Guide Showcases Borough’s Multicultural Appeal and Authentic Experiences with Information on Hotels, Attractions, Dining, Arts and Culture, and Neighborhoods.


Launch of New Brooklyn Guide Comes as Mayor Adams and NYC & Company Spotlight Five-Borough Travel Experiences in New “Get Local NYC” Campaign.


Subsequent Travel Guides to Focus on the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens over Next Several Months.


NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, announced on 30 March, a new Get Local NYC campaign during the organization’s first Annual Meeting in three years. The new initiative kicks off with a new Brooklyn travel guide, inviting visitors to Brooklyn Like a New Yorker. Subsequent travel guides covering exploration in the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens will follow, with one borough featured per month. As more visitors return, NYC & Company remains committed to five-borough storytelling, ensuring that all communities across New York City benefit from the return of tourism. For further details, visit HERE.


“Brooklyn’s energy is unmatched and Brooklynites are the heart of the city,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Whether you catch a show at BAM, see the street art in Bushwick or grab some ‘rasta pasta’ at Footprints, Brooklyn has unlimited possibilities to keep you busy. We are thrilled to launch Brooklyn Like A New Yorker, offering hidden gems all over the borough. You won’t fuhgeddaboudit”!


“A visit to Brooklyn is a special experience, whether strolling under the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or eating a Nathan’s Famous hot dog on the boardwalk at Coney Island”, said Fred Dixon (NYC & Company President and CEO). “From world-class art at the Brooklyn Museum to Black-owned businesses in Little Caribbean and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is a spectacular place to sightsee, dine, shop and experience life in New York City just the way New Yorkers do. We welcome the world to Brooklyn Like a New Yorker”.



Just a subway, taxi or ferry ride from Manhattan, Brooklyn offers everything from world-famous sites like Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge to welcoming neighborhoods where visitors can learn about Black history, enjoy authentic ethnic food and marvel at beautifully preserved architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Brooklyn is also the City’s most populous borough, home to 2.7 million people, including the City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, who owns a home in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


HOTELS: Hotels in Brooklyn range from 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, a luxury high-rise in Dumbo with waterfront views, to boutique hotels in Williamsburg like the Wythe Hotel, The Hoxton, Hotel Indigo, Hotel Le Jolie and The William Vale. Downtown properties include the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Brooklyn New York, Ace Hotel Brooklyn and Nu Hotel. Bedford-Stuyvesant offers The Brooklyn, Hotel RL Brooklyn and a Best Western Plus Arena, while Bushwick is home to the Bklyn House Hotel.


RESTAURANTS: Brooklyn has thousands of restaurants, from Michelin-starred spots like Aska to hipster cafés like the vegan Vspot to family-owned ethnic food eateries, including Asian and Latin food in Sunset Park, Polish food in Greenpoint and Caribbean delights in Flatbush (aka Little Caribbean). There’s excellent pizza by the slice in virtually every neighborhood, and barbecue is now a Brooklyn fare too, with outstanding BBQ joints like Hometown and Pig Beach. Brooklyn also earned eight James Beard nominations this year, including for Ursula in Crown Heights and for a rebirth of the historic steakhouse Gage & Tollner.


MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: Brooklyn is home to some of NYC’s most famous attractions, from Coney Island to the Brooklyn Bridge. Architecture buffs will want to explore the historic districts of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Park Slope, lined with late 19th- and early 20th-century brownstones. Culture vultures should check out the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Academy of Music. And nature lovers will marvel at urban green spaces like Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, famous for its springtime cherry blossoms.


NIGHTLIFE: Whether a fan of indie rock concerts, guitar-playing folk singers, or pulsing dance clubs, Brooklyn has nightlife for all. Sugar Hill Supper Club in Bed-Stuy has a live DJ as well as jazz and blues and counts Mayor Eric Adams as a regular. In Bushwick, Brooklyn Made is a new venue for rock and indie music; Nowadays is an indoor-outdoor club; and Elsewhere has three stories of dance floors and stages with a focus on underground music. Barbès in Park Slope is a tiny bar with an eclectic calendar featuring jazz, world music and more. In Williamsburg, Skinny Dennis is a honky-tonk bar for country and roots music, while Brooklyn Steel and Music Hall of Williamsburg are acclaimed rock clubs. Warsaw, located in a ballroom in the former Polish National Home in Greenpoint, might be the only club where visitors can rock out while eating blintzes and kielbasa.


LGBTQ+: Brooklyn has long been a welcoming place for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, whether they’re walking down the street holding hands, marching in a Pride parade or raising families. And when it comes to partying, Brooklyn’s gay bars and dance clubs rival any in the City, hosting drag shows, karaoke, comedy and, of course, fabulous dance parties. Venues include C’mon Everybody, a music and live arts space in Bed-Stuy; Ginger’s Bar, a friendly lesbian bar in Park Slope; Xstasy Bar & Lounge, which gets a Latino crowd in Sunset Park; and Metropolitan and Macri Park in Williamsburg. In Bushwick, nightspots include Happyfun Hideaway, a tiki disco dive bar; Mood Ring, an astrology-themed bar; The Vault dance club; and House of Yes, where patrons get a “consent talk” at the door plus themed shows like Dirty Circus and Cirque Nouveau.


For further information on exploring Brooklyn, visit HERE.

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Tryphavana Cross (Sales & Marketing and PR Director NYC & Company)

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