Recreation and the Arts



With the cultural, culinary and natural attractions Brooklyn has to offer, you and your employees may well decide to stay past 5 p.m.:

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) draws 300,000 visitors each year with entertainment ranging from drama to music to dance
  • The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest museums in the country.  Other museums include – 
    • Brooklyn Children's Museum
    • Coney Island Museum
    • Enrico Caruso Museum of America
    • MTA New York Transit Museum
    • Waterfront Museum
  • DUMBO, Red Hook and Williamsburg are among the most attractive and exciting locations for young artists anywhere
  • Brooklyn offers scores of excellent restaurants, which represent many of the borough’s 90 ethnic groups
  • Brooklyn’s countless bars, clubs, cinemas, galleries and performance spaces will provide you with a venue for any mood or occasion
  • With dozens of parks such as Olmstead’s own Prospect Park, miles of oceanfront, two golf courses (Dyker Beach and Marine Park), and the world-class Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn is also a great place to be outdoors at all times of the year

“The Rebirth of Cool” in Brooklyn: 

  • Arts at St. Ann’s: Home to the “wide-ranging arts organization,” with an “eclectic” scheduling policy with shows ranging from Wooster’s group rendering of “To You, the Birdie!” and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's furniture design trade show called BKLYN DESIGNS™
  • Berliniamsburg at Club Luxx: “a hybrid of its Williamsburg local and the Euro Capital of cool...the Saturday night 'electroclash' party has established itself as the hottest thing to hit New York gay nightlife since the glow stick”
  • Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park: “In Brooklyn, coastal playgrounds have always been noteworthy…Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is decked out with a boardwalk, picnic tables and, in summer, sculpture displays”
  • Fort Greene: Once home to “a heady mix of buppies, guppies and college students,” is now official home to “the new Brooklyn Brownstone”