The Atlas Obscura Guide To Brooklyn
230 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Brooklyn, New York
Updated March 17, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Brooklyn
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Brooklyn
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Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
Atlas Obscura Itineraries
The Resilience of New York in 10 Remarkable Sites
New York has been described as a playground for the rich and powerful, but the state's history is full of ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary struggles. What if Seneca Falls, the village that launched the fight for women's suffrage, were as famous as Niagara Falls? What if Weeksville, the historic free Black community in Brooklyn, were as well-known as Williamsburg? From immigrant sanctuaries to the Survivor Tree, here are sites where New York has shown its resilience. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.
Recent Brooklyn Activity
Stories About Brooklyn
Podcast: Newtown Creek Nature Walk
Podcast: Duke Riley and the Poly S. Tyrene Maritime Museum
Shake Up Your Cocktails with Miso and MSG
Podcast: Broken Angel
Podcast: Parrots of Green-Wood Cemetery
How World War I Turned Soldiers Into Tourists
Podcast: The Spritz Cookie Gravestone
Lists Featuring Brooklyn
30 Unexpected Places to Have a Joyful Adventure in New York City
Including Geographic Center of New York City, Vale of Cashmere, and Marie's Crisis
18 Places to Discover Innovation in Roosevelt Island and NYC
Including Holographic Studios Inc., Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Patent Pending
11 Surprisingly Romantic Places in New York City
We heart New York on Valentine's Day.
Including Albertine, Deno's Wonder Wheel, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden
21 Cool and Unusual Kid-Friendly Places in New York City
Hidden gems to earn you major parent brownie points.
Including Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store, 767 Third Avenue, and Tannen's Magic Shop
Unique Cemeteries in New York
Famous and historic graveyards to visit in the five boroughs.
Including Green-Wood Cemetery, Trinity Churchyard, and First Shearith Israel Graveyard