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Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City and is also one of the counties of New York State. Founded by the Dutch in 1636, Brooklyn's original name was Breuckelen, after a city in Holland. Incorporated in 1834, it remained an independent city until 1898. It's located at the West End of Long Island, across the East River from the southern end of Manhattan. It connects to Manhattan by several bridges, of which the most famous is the Brooklyn Bridge. There is also an underwater connection to Manhattan through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, which goes deep under New York Harbor and is 9117 feet long. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links Brooklyn with Staten Island. Points of interest in Brooklyn include the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation on the Coney Island Boardwalk, which exhibits marine life in indoor tanks and outdoor pools. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is 52 acres with exhibits such as The Garden of Fragrance and the Japanese Garden. Other Brooklyn attractions are the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn History Museum and Fort Greene Park.

Surrounding areas: Roxbury, New York (6.9 mi), Jamaica Bay, New York (7.2 mi), Manhattan, New York (9.0 mi), Queens, New York (9.3 mi), Staten Island, New York (11.2 mi), Bronx, New York (14.1 mi), Long Beach, New York (15.8 mi)

Brooklyn Vacation Rentals

Brooklyn Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Brooklyn Motor Inn140 Hamilton AveBrooklyn, NY (718) 875-2500
Comfort Inn3218 Emmons AveBrooklyn, NY (718) 368-3334
Comfort Inn279 Buttler StBrooklyn, NY (516) 859-3200
Days Inn Brooklyn437 39th StBrooklyn, NY (718) 853-4141
Holiday Inn Express625 Union StBrooklyn, NY (718) 797-1133
Marriott-brooklyn33 Adams StBrooklyn, NY (888) 436-3759
New York Marriott Brooklyn333 Adams StBrooklyn, NY (585) 246-7000
Quality Inn2473 Atlantic AveBrooklyn, NY (718) 485-0006
The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park50 Central Park SouthNew York, NY3.6 mi.(212) 308-9100
Manhattan Seaport Suites129 Front StNew York, NY4.4 mi.(212) 742-0003
Hampton Inn Seaport/Financial District320 Pearl StNew York, NY4.5 mi.(212) 571-4400
Holiday Inn Wall ST District Hotel15 Gold StNew York, NY4.6 mi.(212) 232-7800
"Grand Palace At The Park LLC ""dylan"" "52 E41streetNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 338-0500
Affinia 50 Hotel155 E 50 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 751-5710
Affinia Dumont Hotel150 E 34 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 481-7600
Affinia Gardens Hotel215 E 64 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 355-1230
Best Western Seaport Inn33 Peck Slip At Front StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 766-6600
Best Western Woodward200 West 550 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 247-2000
Grand Hyatt New YorkPark Ave At Grand CentralNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 883-1234
Hilton New York1335 Ave Of The AmericasNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 586-7000
Hotel Casablanca147 W43rdStNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 869-1212
Millenium Hilton55 Church StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 693-2001
Millennium Un Plaza Hotel New YorkOne United Nations PlzNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 758-1234
Nyc Midtown East Courtyard By Marriott866 Third AveNew York, NY4.9 mi.(800) 321-2211
Oakwood Worldwide Ocean1 W StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(888) 268-9998
Omni Berkshire Place21 E 52 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 753-5800
Quality Inn30-03 40th Ave Long Is CityNew York, NY4.9 mi.(718) 391-0202
Residence Inn By Marriott Time Square1033 Ave Of The AmericasNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 768-0007
Ritz Carlton New York Battery ParkTwo West StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 344-3800
Super 8 Hotel Times Square59 West 46 StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 719-2300
Swissotel New York The Drake440 Park Ave 56TH StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 421-0900
Wellington Hotel871 7TH Ave @ 55TH StNew York, NY4.9 mi.(212) 247-3900
New York Marriott Financial Center85 West StNew York, NY5.0 mi.(212) 385-4900
Holiday Inn Downtown138 Lafayette StNew York, NY5.1 mi.(212) 966-8898
Solita Soho Hotel -Clarion Collection159 Grand StNew York, NY5.1 mi.(212) 925-3600
Howard Johnson Express Inn135 E HoustonNew York, NY5.2 mi.(212) 358-8844
Embassy Suites Hotel102 N End AveNew York, NY5.3 mi.(212) 945-0100
Comfort Inn & Suites Airport60-30 Maurice AveMaspeth, NY5.9 mi.(718) 457-5555
W New York-Union Square201 Park Ave SouthNew York, NY6.0 mi.(212) 930-7408
Candlewood Suites21 Second StJersey City, NJ6.3 mi.(201) 659-2500

Brooklyn Weather & Climate

Manhattan and the surrounding area have four seasons of changeable weather. Summers are often hot and muggy and last until September. Temperatures usually soar to near 100 degrees F. for a week to ten days in mid-July to mid-August. Another uncomfortable time to visit New York City is during January and February when temps are often in the 20s and the concrete canyons of the city can turn into wind tunnels. Otherwise, the rest of the year the weather is comfortable, with March usually being the rainiest month. May offers great weather - just warm enough for walking around but cool enough to remain comfortable. Autumn has more sunshine than spring, although both are clear and bright. New York City is magical at Christmas time and the changing leaves of fall makes it a beautiful time to visit the area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 26°F 3.88 in. 36°F
February 41°F 28°F 2.96 in. 35°F
March 49°F 35°F 4.04 in. 38°F
April 60°F 44°F 3.93 in. 44°F
May 70°F 54°F 4.43 in. 52°F
June 79°F 63°F 3.51 in. 60°F
July 84°F 69°F 4.53 in. 69°F
August 83°F 68°F 4.13 in. 70°F
September 76°F 61°F 3.98 in. 68°F
October 64°F 50°F 3.39 in. 60°F
November 54°F 41°F 3.80 in. 57°F
December 43°F 31°F 3.60 in. 52°F

Brooklyn Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located about 9 miles east of Brooklyn in New York, New York, the La Guardia airport (LGA) located approximately 9 miles northeast of Brooklyn in New York, New York, the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located roughly 11 miles west of Brooklyn in Newark, New Jersey, and finally the Teterboro airport (TEB) located around 14 miles northwest of Brooklyn in Teterboro, New Jersey.

Brooklyn Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY 
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY 
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY 
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY 
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ17.2 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY20.0 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ22.7 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY26.7 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY27.3 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY27.3 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY32.0 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ39.1 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY46.2 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ49.4 mi.
Funtown PierSeaside ParkNJ50.6 mi.
Blackbeard's CaveBayvilleNJ50.8 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY51.4 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY51.4 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY51.4 mi.
Water Parks
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA60.6 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY61.0 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY70.1 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA75.4 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ77.1 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ77.1 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA80.5 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA89.6 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA90.3 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ100.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Dyker Beach Golf CourseBrooklynNY 
Marine Park Golf CourseBrooklynNY 
Forest Park Golf CourseWoodhavenNY5.9 mi.
Shephard Hills Golf CourseRoxburyNY7.3 mi.
Breezy Point Executive Golf CourseQueensNY9.3 mi.
Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt Golf CourseFlushingNY10.7 mi.
Kissena Park Golf CourseFlushingNY10.7 mi.
LaTourette Golf CourseStaten IslandNY11.2 mi.
Silver Lake Golf CourseStaten IslandNY11.2 mi.
South Shore Golf CourseStaten IslandNY11.2 mi.
Clearview Golf CourseBaysideNY12.3 mi.
Lawrence Village Country ClubLawrenceNY12.3 mi.
North Woodmere Golf CourseNorth WoodmereNY12.4 mi.
Weequahic Park Golf CourseNewarkNJ12.4 mi.
Douglaston Golf ClubDouglastonNY13.6 mi.
Hendricks Field Golf CourseBellevilleNJ13.8 mi.
Mosholu Golf Course & Driving RangeBronxNY14.1 mi.
Pelham Split Rock Golf ClubBronxNY14.1 mi.
Van Cortlandt Park Golf CourseBronxNY14.1 mi.
Bay Park Golf CourseEast RockawayNY15.1 mi.
Galloping Hill Golf CourseUnionNJ16.1 mi.
Overpeck County Golf CourseTeaneckNJ16.6 mi.
Lake Isle Town ParkEastchesterNY17.0 mi.
Francis Byrne Golf CourseWest OrangeNJ17.1 mi.
Christopher Morley ParkNorth HillsNY17.4 mi.
Harbor Links Golf CoursePort WashingtonNY18.1 mi.
Hempstead Golf Course at LidoLido BeachNY18.4 mi.
Hyatt Hills Golf CourseClarkNJ18.5 mi.
Oak Ridge Golf CourseClarkNJ18.5 mi.
Dunwoodie Golf CourseYonkersNY19.4 mi.
Ski Areas
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ36.9 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY46.7 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA60.9 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY62.2 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY62.2 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA71.5 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT72.8 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA75.4 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ77.1 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ77.1 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY79.0 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA82.3 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA83.8 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA84.4 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT86.0 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT88.5 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY106.7 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY107.8 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA108.5 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY108.7 mi.
State Parks
Valley Stream State ParkNY14.1 mi. 
Hempstead Lake State ParkNY16.7 mi. 
Palisades State ParkNJ20.6 mi. 
Edison State ParkNJ21.1 mi. 
Cheesequake State ParkNJ22.2 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY23.9 mi. 
Palisades State ParkNY24.1 mi. 
Tallman Mountain State ParkNY25.5 mi. 
Washington Rock State ParkNJ27.1 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY27.2 mi. 
Blauvelt State ParkNY28.8 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY31.9 mi. 
Gilgo State ParkNY31.9 mi. 
Rockland Lake State ParkNY33.0 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY33.2 mi. 
Delaware and Raritan Canal State ParkNJ33.3 mi. 
Hook Mountain State ParkNY33.7 mi. 
Farny State ParkNJ35.2 mi. 
Mianus River State ParkCT35.5 mi. 
Allaire State ParkNJ36.0 mi. 
Brooklyn Museum of ArtBrooklynNY(Brooklyn)
New York Transit MuseumBrooklynNY(Brooklyn)
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
Museum of Chinese in the AmericasNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
South Street Seaport MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood TypesNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(History)
Eli Wilner & CompanyNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Italian American MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Kingston Trolley Museum of New YorkNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Frick CollectionNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Jewish MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
National Sports MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New-York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Pierpont Morgan LibraryNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Technology)
Museum at the Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Television & RadioNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Technology)
Skyscraper MuseumNew YorkNY4.9 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
New York AquariumBrooklynNY 
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY 
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY4.9 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY10.6 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY11.5 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY14.4 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ21.1 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT52.9 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ79.3 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY79.4 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA80.0 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE104.8 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT114.5 mi.

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