36 Hours on the Brooklyn Waterfront – Tiffany Hickman

From the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Park to Coney Island and the Botanical Garden, the borough of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront is home to some of America’s greatest attractions, many just steps away from the Brooklyn War Memorial and Courthouse.

Gee, I love Giando!! | 7 p.m.

The skyline of Manhattan is unequalled in its scope and splendor. At night, when the lights of the city outnumber and outshine the stars in the sky, few sights on Earth can match its radiance. Through window walls overlooking the East River, Giando on the Water enjoys breathtaking, panoramic views of the city and three world-famous bridges. Giando has created a dining experience that delights guests with exquisitely prepared cuisine presented in an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance.



Over the River | 10 a.m.

The River Café is one of New York and America’s most unique locations. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York Skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine. Serving a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients. With an award winning and outstanding wine list, romantic piano music nightly, breathtaking floral arrangements, the River Café is more than simply dining, it is often a magical experience.

on the river

Do it in Dumbo! | 1 p.m.

Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is an area of Brooklyn extending south along the East River toward the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Since the 1990s the area has coalesced into a home for both established and emerging artists as well as arts-related businesses. Dumbo has numerous landmarked buildings, cobblestone streets and stunning views of Manhattan from its riverfront park. Enjoy the arts and festivities offered while experiencing all that this historical area has to offer.

Subway: F to York Street; A, C to High Street


Gallery of Galapagos | 3 p.m.

Galapagos Art Space is a 9,000 square foot Obie Award / Building Brooklyn Award winning cultural venue located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. There is a 1,600 square foot lake inside the building, with island seating on the lake, and the lake is surrounded by a beautiful, operatic style mezzanine. This is great place to endure heritage and culture. Find a show you would want to see and relax while taking up the ambiance.


B.A.M! What a night! | 7p.m.

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas – engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more. BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern master showcases. (Ticket prices vary based upon the show).



Site-full Strollin’ on Sunday | 10 a.m.

Being that Brooklyn is the aspired destination what better way to intake history and culture than by taking a Sunday stroll along the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge looms majestically over New York City’s East River, linking the two boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since 1883, its granite towers and steel cables have offered a safe and scenic passage to millions of commuters and tourists, trains and bicycles, pushcarts and cars. The bridge’s construction took 14 years, involved 600 workers and cost $15 million (more than $320 million in today’s dollars).


Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views. The park currently features playing fields, sports courts, running and bicycle paths, a boat launch for non-motorized boating, several playgrounds, a roller rink, picnic and barbecue areas, two dog-runs, and a pool.

brooklyn park

brooklyn bridge park

A Flea of Eats | 1 p.m.

Along the way through the park Pier 5 has got the food one would crave after a eventful morning. Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market featuring 75+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.



Marriot Hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge. Choose from over 665 hotel rooms and suites, many with views of downtown Brooklyn, NY and Manhattan. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access in your room makes it easy for you to stay connected. Enjoy extra spacious guestrooms, some of the largest in the city, at our Brooklyn, NY hotel. Rooms are approximately $199. (New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge 333 Adams Street Brooklyn New York 11201 USA)













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