Like Manhattan, Brooklyn is made up of various and diverse neighborhoods, each with its own defining characteristics; from the Polish heritage of Greenpoint, to the family-friendly treelined streets of Park Slope, to the up-and-coming galleries and boutiques of Williamsburg, to the historic brownstones and churches of Brooklyn Heights. While there is a higher rate of crime in select neighborhoods (as is the case in any borough of New York City, including Manhattan), the areas of Brooklyn that attract most visitors are just as safe as the most popular parts of Manhattan. Given its multiple unique attractions -- the Coney Island boardwalk, world-class music, dance, and theater performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Prospect Park (Brooklyn's version of Manhattan's Central Park), the Brooklyn Museum, and the New York Transit Museum, among others -- Brooklyn is an appealing alternative to lodging in Manhattan, especially since you can often find a nicer, larger hotel room for comparable or lower prices than in other New York neighborhoods.
April - June
Jan. - March
No, for nationalities included in the Visa Waiver Program
120 V, 60 Hz
15-20% in restaurants and cabs