Brooklyn is actually larger than one might think. After Manhattan it is the most densely populated neighborhood with almost 3 million people and several neighborhoods – the nicest ones located along the East River.
Brooklyn Heights with its charming brownstone houses is a quaint area that has a walkway with stunning views of downtown Manhattan.
Below is the waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park where you can have walk, enjoy a picnic or listen to a concert. One of New York’s best hotels is here – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. From the rooms you have a spectacular view of the bridge and Downtown Manhattan.
If you continue past the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll get to another cool area: DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge)
But I have to admit; my favorite area is still hip Williamsburg with its many great hotels. On Bedford or Flatbush Avenue, are plenty of trendy shops, cool bars and brunch places with relaxed atmosphere.