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36 Hours In Downtown, Brooklyn

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By Soumahya Fofana
May. 13, 2018

There are thousands of ways to enjoy fun day in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn’s many thrilling neighborhoods, crowded with cultural establishments, restaurants and shops, make the borough a top New York City destination for tourism. Downtown Brooklyn offers the perfect starting point for experiencing a varied area full of energy and overflowing with culture. Its centrally located streets serve as an introduction to the surrounding localities of Borough Hall, Metrotech Center, Fulton Center, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Bride Park and East River Ferry; all a short train ride or walk away.



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Brooklyn is truly at the center of it all. Although the area is a center for businesses, it’s also a place to relax and enjoy Brooklyn’s arts, culture and entertainment offerings. For arts and entertainment lovers, outdoor space MetroTech Commons is the site of exhibits, performances and special events. MetroTech Center lies between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Jay Street, north of the Fulton Street Mall and south of Tillary Street, close to Brooklyn’s Civic Center (Borough Hall and the courts) and Brooklyn Heights. The center is above the Jay Street. MetroTech New York City Subway station, served by the (A), (C), (F), (N), (R), and (W) trains. As a privately owned public space, it is the nation’s largest urban academic-industrial research park that cater to all audiences.


Downtown Brooklyn is also home to great restaurants, delis and coffee shops where locals drop in for Shake Shack’s celebrated burgers, fries and beverages or tasty tacos from Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar serving everything from lunch, brunch, dinner, cocteles & bebidas, late night treats and to go with prices ranging from $11-30 on the menu. For mouthwatering desserts, take a trip at Junior’s for a sweet slice of cheesecake located on the corner of 386 Flatbush Ave Ex. Moreover; downtown Brooklyn’s nightlife scene is equally relaxed, with traditional drinking cocktails and classic bar food while the game plays in the background; both the locals and newcomers you are in for a treat.



The park is set on Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. It is the perfect environment for outdoor junkies to stroll and look at scenery and connect with nature with loved ones. The openness of the park by the water, grills already in place, beautiful view of the city, plenty activities ranging from boat launches, Pebble Beach, the historic Jane’ Carousel, sports fields: basketball courts, soccer fields, a fishing station, and plenty activities for children while adding a little lite music is the perfect receipt for a good time abound to happen and a breath of fresh air welcoming all people.


For an exceptional hot day, take a trip to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory sited on 1 Water St, Ste A. At the popular ice factory, efficiency towards guests is guarantee. The ice cream is delicious, serving everything from strawberry, peach, chocolate, butter pecan etc. All are just so good especially their fudge sauce whom is to die for. It’s a great location to chill and view the stunning New York skyline while enjoying your ice cream when you step outside. What’s not to love?!


Enjoyed the views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines from the water and the Statue of Liberty as you float along, at a great deal. The ferry is comfortable, and the ride is smooth.
The Brooklyn Bridge Ferry is a great fun and inexpensive. Thousands of residents commute each day between Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn by ferry. They are the riders who look intent and ready for action. On the other hand, some passengers just stare at the scenery. The fantastic New York skyline from the east side, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the several other bridges that link the boroughs on the east side. Roosevelt Island too. This is one of the greatest trips for tourists. A spectacular scenery at a great price. You can even have a greater adventure by taking the ferry to the base of the Brooklyn Bridge and then walking back to Manhattan over the bridge. You’ll never forget the experience. Explore and enjoy the ride!




Hotel 1 Site Visit

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There were a lot of significant information that I learned from the 1 Hotel tour near the Brooklyn Bridge and right on the water. First and foremost the views were great! The concept of a green hotel was awesome. There is a massive yard for fun, games, art, relaxing, and pretty much anything you want. The architecture and decor are second to none. It is an art deco, hipster, eco-friendly, technology filled wonder of the 21st century. Not to mention, the restaurant downstairs, is beautifully fantastic. Overall the hotel looks great and smelled even better.

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Hi, I’m Soumahya. I am a personable, and dedicated CityTech student who is a seeking to be an experienced front desk agent leading to a managerial position at a five-star hotel. In the future, as a highly competent hotel and hospitality professional, I hope to bring a service focused and hardworking attitude to this role.