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Brooklyn, NYC Landmarks & Fun Places to Visit

There’s something special about iconic New York City locations, — including many must-visit destinations near NU Hotel. Boasting a dynamic history where each decade seems to contrast and complement the last, these pillars have withstood the test of time and continue to enrich the borough. Read on for our favorite quintessentially Brooklyn spots, old and new alike.

Brooklyn Landmarks:


The Brooklyn Botanical Garden offers the most relaxing and natural experience of all Brooklyn’s great landmarks. Vast floral collections and gardens fill this space with a freshness that feels miles removed the city, despite its central location. Head over to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for an afternoon of relaxing in the grass or wandering and find out why this place is so beloved by Brooklynites and visitors alike.


A gorgeous open-space complete with athletic facilities, music and wedding venues, as well asnd a zoo, Prospect Park is one of the most illustrious Brooklyn landmarks. Whether you catch a summer concert, take a walk, or just lounge on the lush grass of Long Meadow, we encourage guests to stop by and enjoy the wonderful beauty of this storied destination.


Home to the Brooklyn Nets and soon-to-be Brooklyn Islanders, the Barclays Center is among the best sports arenas in the country. The venue’s impressive schedule of concerts and events — in addition to its pro and college sports — makes it one of Brooklyn’s favorite places. Relatively new and located in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn, Barclays is a must-visit during your stay at NU Hotel.


With a subway system more than 100 years old, New York City has a pretty fascinating urban history. Check out this Brooklyn landmark to see how the city’s citizens traversed the boroughs over the past century-plus.


A classic addition to your Brooklyn neighborhood guide and travel itinerary, Coney Island is the epitome of American amusement and fun. Head to the far end of Brooklyn during your stay at NU Hotel to check out this iconic location, taking in the boardwalk, beach and roller coaster.

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