36 Hours in Brooklyn

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April 19, 2019

One of the five administrative districts of New York City, Brooklyn, is the most populous county in New York State. It has charm, history and beauty. It is also budget-friendly and is a pleasure for travelers.

Friday

1) 1:30 p.m. Step back in time

If you are interested in learning about local history. When you learn about Brooklyn’s history from the Brooklyn Historical Society, you’ll find a lot of progress. In just a few decades, Brooklyn has grown from a small agricultural backwater to the country’s third largest city. Since 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society has been the cultural center of citizen dialogue and community outreach. A visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society costs only $10, and you can learn a bunch about Brooklyn’s history. And you can also buy gifts at the gift shop.

2) 3:30 p.m. Take time to relax

When you are tired, you can go to Cadman Plaza Park. This is a great place to take a walk and sit back and relax. Cadman Plaza Park is a beautiful and remarkable park located on the border of the historic Brooklyn Heights community and downtown Brooklyn as a playground for the entire Brooklyn community. The park honors Pastor of the Brooklyn Pastor, Samuel Parks Cardman. And you can visit or take pictures of the huge monuments in the center of the park dedicated to the Brooklyn faction that served in the Second World War.

3) 5 p.m. Enjoy delicious sushi

Although I am here for the first time at Iron Chef House, I am very satisfied with the service and food. This is a classic setting with a candlelit table, bare brick walls and classic decor. You can see the chef cutting sushi through the glass window, which is very cool. Sushi itself is very good, not the best sushi in my life, but you can find the best sushi in the area. The salmon tastes super fresh (Tuna & Salmon Sushi Dinner-3 pcs. tuna, 3 pcs. salmon, one tuna & salmon roll $19), very delicious. Their rolls also include cucumbers, and the rice is wrapped around the rolls, and the rice on a roll is very good, delicious and chewy.

4) 7 p.m. Watch the scenery

Walking in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, where you can relax, especially after a meal or a walk. Walk on the tree-lined sidewalk while admiring the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. And this place offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, perfect for sunsets and sunrises. You can also admire the sights of many different boats passing by.

 

Saturday

5)9 a.m. Delicious breakfast

If you are thinking about eating in the morning, you can choose to go to Paris Baguette at 97 Court St. They have good food, pastries and sandwiches are very good, and coffee is great. And them have write calories for all food. You can get  salty and sweet taste in this place! Personally, I think the staff is very helpful and friendly. The lounge area is stylish and the whole place is clean.

6) 11:30 a.m. Progress of the subway

The New York Transit Museum is an interesting place to use the decommissioned subway station to remodel. The entrance to the museum is very similar to the real subway entrance. The collection is rich and the subway is not modeled. This is an amazing value for all the cool things you see. The museum is large, you will start with the history of the subway (how to build, mechanics, people and their roles). Then you will enter a larger room and enter the history and evolution of the track and subway routes. In my opinion, the best is downstairs! You will see a lot of real examples of subway vehicles (Tickets  $10). And the gift shop has some cool items.

7) 12 p.m. Brooklyn Navy Yard

Very good and professional staff makes this museum a special. All persons of staff very kind and available for requests personally. It is divided into three floors of exhibits of the Brooklyn Navy Yards when it was in use, to find out about the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard as well as the Navy in general. Not the biggest museum ever but the features and presentation are well done. Make people enjoyed their time to learning about the history of the place. In addition, there is a giant anchor in the main entrance, which is really impressive to look at. Most important is Building 92 is open to the public.

8) 3 p.m. Remembrance

The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument is a great centerpiece for Fort Greene Park.This monument is a reminder of the lives lost in the Revolutionary War While they were in prison ships. Mass grave of thousands of American martyred patriots monstrously murdered by the imperialist monarchists of tyrant George of England on nearby prison ships. In addition to the heavy history, this is a great tourist attraction, there is a great park to have a picnic or to relax on a nice day!

7) 5:30 p.m. One of a kind ambiance

Habana Outpost is one of a kind ambiance in Brooklyn or even in New York City. Casual, lively, eccentric with vibrant colors and Spanish music. Wonderful outdoor seating made up of colorful picnic tables, benches, and chairs. Once you walk in, all of a sudden, the busy streets, cars, and people seems so far away even though they are only separated by a tall fence. Customers order food and drinks and pay at the counter located inside the restaurant. Food and drinks are delicious (Roast pork burrito- roast pork, tomatoes, rice & beans wrapped in a flour tortilla w/side of jalapenos $10), while prices on the menu does not seem too expensive at glance. Although there are indoor seating, it is very much an outdoor restaurant.

 

Sunday

8) 10 a.m. Lighthearted morning

When you walk into the Grand Army Plaza, your first look is inseparable from the classical and solemn arches. Once inside, you can see the bust of the Kennedy Peninsula and a large fountain. In the summer when the fountain runs, this is a surprisingly quiet place to sit and watch the world. This is a great place to relax for a few minutes at any time of the year. This is a great place to enjoy nature and enjoy the beauty of Brooklyn. Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, and Prospect Park Zoo are all great experiences.

9) 12:30 a.m. History lesson

Head south to the Brooklyn Museum, a gorgeous museum (Tickets $10) . It was founded in 1897 and is now the second museum in New York. It has more than 150 items, ranging from Egyptian art to American, Islamic and European art. In addition to permanent collections, museums often host exhibitions and temporary collections. It is spacious, has many levels of interesting exhibits, and has fun kiosks to buy drinks and snacks. Be sure to wear your walking shoes because there are so many things to watch. And it’s great for dating, family trips or just to kill time. Very educational, interesting, organized and clean.

10) 1:30 p.m. Fresh floral

After reading the history, go to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Tickets $15) to relax. Quiet botanical garden. There are plants in the greenhouse that grow a variety of climates. The conservatory has several areas (temperate, desert, tropical) with beautiful plants.. Welcoming the spring with the cherry blossom at this place was worth it. The Japanese garden is really nice place to relax. The bonsai collection is pretty good. The store at the entrance has interesting stuff, some special plants and seeds. If the weather is pleasant it is a added bonus to enjoy the place! The herb garden was pretty cool and they had quite a variety.

11) 2:30 p.m. Animal party

Head east to Flatbush Avenue and you’ll see Prospect Park Zoo ($10 for tickets), which has 864 animals on 12 acres and about 176 species. Because the zoo is small, it doesn’t take more than an hour to cover it. Great for taking kids, you can have fun with your kids. Feed goats/sheep, watch sea lions, don’t miss feeding ducks and swans. Coin-operated dispensers provide healthy food. Several peacocks roamed the ground to show off their feathers. Each area has knowledgeable interpreters who can answer questions about specific occupants.

Lodging

The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn is in a very convent location. Able to walk into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge without any problems. It is also fairly close to the subway. There is a small, but nice bar on the second floor which opened into a very large patio. A one-bedroom is available for $135 a night.

 

 

Reference:

“Brooklyn Historical Society.” Brooklyn Historical Society, www.brooklynhistory.org/.

“Cadman Plaza Park.” Cadman Plaza Park : NYC Parks, www.nycgovparks.org/parks/cadman-plaza-park-and-brooklyn-war-memorial.

“Iron Chef House.” Iron Chef House, www.ironchefhousebkny.com/.

“Home.” New York Transit Museum, www.nytransitmuseum.org/.

“Brooklynnavyyard.org”. Brooklyn Navy Yard, https://brooklynnavyyard.org/visit/bldg-92

“Fort Greene Park.” Fort Greene Park Monuments – Prison Ship Martyrs Monument : NYC Parks, www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-greene-park/monuments/1222.

“Cafe Habana.” Cafe Habana, www.cafehabana.com/.

“Grand Army Plaza.” Grand Army Plaza : NYC Parks, www.nycgovparks.org/parks/B040/.

“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.” Brooklyn Museum, www.brooklynmuseum.org/.

“Brooklyn Botanic Garden.” Brooklyn Botanic Garden, www.bbg.org/.  

“Saving Wildlife and Wild Places.” Prospect Park Zoo, https://prospectparkzoo.com/.    

“A Boutique Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn, NY.” The Tillary Hotel, www.thetillaryhotel.com/.

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