First Timer's Guide To Brooklyn

First Timer's Guide To Brooklyn

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You're in Brooklyn for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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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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    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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    Go to the park behind beach 48/49 at dusk. Most beautiful sight with verazzano lit up -- Isumer Rubin via Foursquare
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    Nice place to be on a sunny day!! -- Chris Becker 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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    Cool project and collection of artistic expression from all over the world through the common love of keeping a sketch book. Some definitely more contrived than others but nonetheless interesting. -- Ting 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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    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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    Find all of the different spaces in this sprawling gallery complex which has multiple floor and a back room. Great schedule here too. Enjoy! -- MuseumNerd via Foursquare
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    FREE ACTIVITIES at Coney Island: Fireworks - every Friday night starting in June. Movies - Monday nights on the beach starting in July. Concerts - Thursday nights at 21st and Surf starting in July. -- Luna Park Coney Island 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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