The Brooklyn sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Brooklyn. This tourist attractions map of Brooklyn will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Brooklyn in New York - USA. The Brooklyn tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Since 2000, Brooklyn added 1,294 accommodations jobs (a 198 percent increase) while Queens added 876 (37 percent) as its shown in Brooklyn tourist map. Queens is home to 14,750 hotel workers, followed by Brooklyn (10,986), Manhattan (8,324), the Bronx (6,881), and Staten Island (1,819). The study, funded by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and Times Square Alliance, shows that Brooklyn has experienced a 198 percent increase and has added 1,294 hotel jobs since 2000—the most jobs of any borough after Manhattan. Meanwhile, nearly 11,000 Brooklyn residents work at hotels throughout the city, second only behind Queens with 14,750 residents.
In Brooklyn, the number of people working at performing arts companies nearly tripled, from 515 in 2002 to 1,508. The borough has also seen an increase of 28,171 jobs in restaurants and bars, a 174 percent increase, and 22,252 retail jobs, a 42 percent increase as you can see in Brooklyn tourist map. Tourists have given local retailers a key source of revenue at a time when many brick-and-mortar storefronts are losing business to online purchases. The increase in tourism is also positively affecting Brooklyn cultural institutions. The study finds that 12 percent of the Brooklyn Academy of Music ticket buyers and 19 percent of visitors to the Brooklyn Museum live outside New York City.
Brooklyn boasts a diverse culture with plenty of things to do and see (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York Transit Museum, Coney Island and Brooklyn Historical Society) and has become an increasingly popular place to live (Brooklyn Heights is the most historic neighborhood) and visit (places to stay include the Nu Hotel Brooklyn and Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, etc.). Located to the east of Manhattan, Brooklyn is just minutes from the most popular NYC attractions and may be best known for the famous Brooklyn Bridge which was completed in 1883 as its mentioned in Brooklyn tourist map.
The Brooklyn attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Brooklyn. This tourist places map of Brooklyn will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Brooklyn in New York - USA. The Brooklyn attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Prospect Park is a public park in central Brooklyn encompassing 585 acres (2.37 km2) (237 ha) as you can see in Brooklyn attractions map. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who created Manhattan Central Park. Attractions include the Long Meadow, a 90-acre (36 ha) meadow, the Picnic House, which houses offices and a hall that can accommodate parties with up to 175 guests; Litchfield Villa, the home of Edwin Clark Litchfield, an early developer of the neighborhood and a former owner of a southern section of the Park. Brooklyn Botanic Garden: located adjacent to Prospect Park is the 52-acre (21 ha) botanical garden, which includes a cherry tree esplanade, a one-acre (0.4 ha) rose garden, a Japanese hill and pond garden, a fragrance garden, a water lily pond esplanade, several conservatories, a rock garden.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge as its shown in Brooklyn attractions map: a unique Federal wildlife refuge straddling the Brooklyn-Queens border, part of Gateway National Recreation Area Floyd Bennett Field: the first municipal airport in New York City and long closed for operations, is now part of the National Park System. Many of the historic hangars and runways are still extant. A variety of nature trails and diverse habitats are found within the park, including salt marsh and a restored area of shortgrass prairie that was once widespread on the Hempstead Plains. Coney Island developed as a playground for the rich in the early 1900s, but it grew as one of America first amusement grounds and attracted crowds from all over New York. The Cyclone rollercoaster, built in 1927, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1920 Wonder Wheel and other rides are still operational at Astroland. Coney Island went into decline in the 1970s, but is currently undergoing a renaissance: the new Luna Park opened in 2010.
The annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade as its mentioned in Brooklyn attractions map is a hipster costume-and-float parade which honored David Byrne, pre-punk music guru, as the head merman in 1998. Coney Island also hosts the annual Nathan Hot Dog Eating Contest. New York Transit Museum displays historical artifacts of the New York subway, commuter rail and bus systems; it is located in the former IND Court Street subway station in Brooklyn Heights. Green-Wood Cemetery, founded by the social reformer Henry Evelyn Pierrepont in 1838, is both one of the most significant cemeteries in the United States and an expansive green space encompassing 478 acres (190 ha) of rolling hills and dales, several ponds, and a baroque chapel. Still in use, the cemetery is the burial ground of many notable New Yorkers, such as F.A.O. Schwarz (1836–1911), toy store founder; William M. "Boss" Tweed (1823–1878), notorious boss of the New York political machine; and actor Frank Morgan (1890–1949), best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz.
The Brooklyn zoo map shows recommended tours of the Brooklyn Zoological Park. This zoo map of Brooklyn will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Brooklyn in New York - USA. The Brooklyn zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre (4.9 ha) zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. Its precursor, the Menagerie, opened in 1890 (see Brooklyn zoo map). The present facility first opened as a city zoo on July 3, 1935 and was part of a larger revitalization program of city parks, playgrounds and zoos initiated in 1934 by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. It was built, in large part, through Civil Works Administration and Works Project Administration (WPA) labor and funding. After 53 years of operation as a city zoo run by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Prospect Park Zoo closed on June 1988 for reconstruction.
The Prospect Park Zoo presently offers children educational programs, is engaged in restoration of endangered species populations, runs a Wildlife Theater and reaches out to the local community through volunteer programs. As of 2007, the zoo housed nearly 630 animals representing 141 species as you can see in Brooklyn zoo map; it was visited by about 234,000 people in 2007. The Prospect Park Zoo is part of the Wildlife Conservation Society integrated network of zoos and aquaria spread throughout New York City. Located at 450 Flatbush Avenue, across from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the zoo is situated on a 12-acre (4.9 ha) plot somewhat lower than street level in Prospect Park and is one of the smaller facilities in the WCS system. Visitors may enter through the Flatbush Avenue entrance or from within Prospect Park, near Leffert Homestead and the Carousel.
The World of Animals in the southern quadrant of the zoo, features the Discovery Trail. The trail begins in the World of Animals building, but visitors quickly pass to an outdoor path that winds through the southern third of the zoo as its mentioned in Brooklyn zoo map. Animals from diverse corners of the globe are shown in settings not unlike their natural habitats. Animal Lifestyles, in the western quadrant of the zoo, features indoor habitat exhibits. Visitors in the foyer of the building are shown Life in the Water, Life in Air, and Life on Land dioramas. Each diorama holds a carefully controlled environment that features select animals. These central displays broadly relate animals to their surrounds. Exhibits featuring more specific biota branch off from the central foyer. Side exhibits center on Cottontop Tamarins, Meerkats, Emerald Tree Boas, Capybaras, Desert Monitors, among others.