One of the best things people love about Brooklyn is its attractions. Brooklyn is a whirlwind with something fun to offer no matter what you’re looking for. As the second largest borough of New York City, Brooklyn is definitely a delight to all who visit. From unique museums full of history and culture to food you can’t find anywhere else, you’ll easily fall in love with Brooklyn!
Located in Brooklyn Heights at the St. Ann and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Toy Museum of New York is fun no matter what your age is. There are also exhibitions at the public libraries in Bay Ridge and Brooklyn Heights for your convenience in proximity. The toy museum commemorates the fact that New York City had been a center for toy manufacturing and embraces this rich history of the city. Vintage toys dating back to the 1880s include teddy bears, porcelain dolls, and model trains.
Brooklyn Flea is known as the largest outdoor flea market and smorgasburg in all of New York. The outdoor market runs from April’s first weekend throughout November in Fort Greene on Saturday and in Williamsburg on Sunday. Hundreds of vendors display antiques and collectables, vintage clothing and furniture, handmade jewelry, arts and crafts, and much more. The market is called a “Smorgasburg”– a huge all-food market where foodies can delight in artisanal cuisine.
This is the oldest operating whiskey distillery in the city and the first since the days of Prohibition. It started in a East Williamsburg 325-square-foot space with five 24-liter stills of stainless steel. In 2012, it moved to the 118-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Producing handmade bourbon and other types of award-winning whiskeys, the distillery utilizes traditional local grain and wooden fermenters.
Professional guides will take you on a free tour but donations are completely acceptable. It is an entertaining and knowledge-sharing experience. Most tours take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, ride the East River Ferry, travel through the trendy suburb of Williamsburg as well as Brooklyn Heights and the waterfront neighborhoods, and stop for a delicious lunch.
While these are only a few of the many places Brooklyn has to offer to its visitors, you will be sure to enjoy this wonderful city!