Explore Historic Places In Brooklyn

Explore Historic Places In Brooklyn

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic Brooklyn on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    Mezzanine or Balcony seat? Sit back in your seat like a proper homo sapiens. Sightlines here are such that the idiots who hunch forward like apes totally block the view of everyone behind them. -- A G via Foursquare
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    Their innovative program of events is really impressive and varied--pretty much everyone can find a program of interest. We particularly dig the fall offerings at the Next Wave Festival. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    This is where the historic movie, "Do the Right Thing" was filmed. -- B G via Foursquare
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    On 11/10/11, I was here for the opening of this $25 million exhibition & visitors center, which will also house the Navy Yard's expanded employment program to create local jobs: bit.ly/ryt3m5 -- Mike Bloomberg via Foursquare
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    This joyride hasn’t operated since 1964, but it’s one of Brooklyn’s most recognizable landmarks. Originally built for the 1939 World’s Fair, it simulated a parachute-guided leap for 40 cents. -- City of New York via Foursquare
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    Weeksville was an intentional, independent African American community, the second largest in pre Civil War America. The site shows the self-sustaining lifestyle that helped the community flourish. -- Saving Places via Foursquare
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    John Turturro narrates the audio tour at this Park Slope site, where parts of the Battle of Long Island took place. The park itself was the location for the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    January 26-28, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm, the newly restored 1770 Ratzer Map of New York City will be on display. Read the NYT article on the restoration and listen to a lecture about the map. -- Urban Oyster via Foursquare
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    Learn the history of the New York City Transit system. The New York Transit Museum has static displays of subway cars, buses and other NYC Transit memorabilia. And make sure to stop by the shop! -- transiTALK Transportation Media Group via Foursquare
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