Currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and affluence, the New York borough of Brooklyn, situated on the westernmost point of Long Island, shares boundaries with Queens and Manhattan Island. Containing approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is one of the most densely populated boroughs in New York and often feels like a city in its own right. According to the 2017 census, if the borough were completely separated from New York, it would be America’s fourth most populous city.
As a result of the borough’s growth, demand for Brooklyn accommodation has also increased. A popular hub of trade and tourism, Brooklyn’s unique culture, transport links, and stylish residences makes it a go-to destination for many people seeking comfortable homes away from home in The Big Apple. As well as a critically acclaimed theatre, multiple museums, and art galleries, Brooklyn also boasts a burgeoning art colony, located in the northern neighborhood of Williamsburg.
For those seeking an extended stay and self-catering accommodation, TheSqua.re offers both corporate housing and holiday apartments to visitors. Serviced apartments in New York City are quickly becoming the premier alternative accommodation option for guests seeking the privacy and self-sufficiency seldom found in many NY hostels and hotels.
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Coney Island, Williamsburg, Downtown, Greenwood and Prospect Park are contained within this thriving, well-connected borough. Known for its quieter, less bustling atmosphere compared to wider NYC, residents of the borough can enjoy the riverside walks of Brooklyn Heights and Greenpoint, the green spaces of Prospect Park and Greenwood Heights, and the urban nostalgia of Downtown and Coney Island.
Williamsburg is becoming an increasingly popular neighbourhood among the young and fashionable. Bursting with chic boutiques, buzzing restaurants, street art and repurposed warehouse art venues, the neighbourhood also boasts a thriving nightlife, with dance clubs and music halls livening up the night and staying open late.
Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo are perhaps the best neighbourhoods to stay in the borough for those who intend to make regular trips to Manhattan, with both the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge linking the two islands. These areas are also great for sightseeing, with much historic architecture to attract the eye. Wherever guests choose to stay, there is a huge range of short term and extended let furnished apartments available from TheSqua.re to suit all needs.
Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, Brooklyn is perhaps most widely known for its iconic bridge, which was completed in 1883 and connects the borough to Central Manhattan across the East River. Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on borough’s official seal and flag, is ‘Eendraght Maeckt Maght’, which is the Dutch for ‘Unity Makes Strength’, a motto Brooklyn carries through to this day. Generally, ‘Brooklynites’ have a very strong sense of identity; the people here are not just New Yorkers, they’re Brooklyn New Yorkers. Given the borough is furnished with such a diverse set of people and cultures, it’s no wonder many consider Brooklyn to be a second home from home, and apartments here are some of the most sought-after in America.
In recent years, Brooklyn has become synonymous with art, design and architecture. The Brooklyn Arts Theatre attracts visitors from across New York City, offering both contemporary and classical performances, while The Brooklyn Museum, New York’s second-largest art gallery, houses many classic American paintings, as well as showcasing new works by local artists.
Apartments in Brooklyn NY is also the site of local attraction Prospect Park. Designed by Olmsted and Vaux, who also designed the iconic Central Park, Prospect Park offers a well-manicured, green space, ideal for unwinding after a long day at the office. Prospect Park Zoo is located here, guaranteeing a fun day out for the whole family. Marine Park similarly offers a serene space for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and features a golf course and the Aviator Sports and Events Center.
For those looking for an injection of fairground nostalgia in their local accommodation, South Brooklyn is home to the famous Coney Island amusement park. First constructed in 1927. Coney Island was one of the most popular attractions in the city until economic factors forced the fairground to close in 1969. Fortunately, the Astroland Theme Park re-opened the fairground in 1975, and the site was once more open to visitors the world over.
Brooklyn contains a collection of stylish restaurants, chic bars and street food, vendors. As one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in New York, Brooklyn serves food from across the globe. The Big Apple is particularly famous for its pizza, and guests are encouraged to grab at least one slice before leaving.
Additionally, Brooklyn plays host to a weekly open-air street food market, ‘Smorgasburg’, which attracts 20,000-30,000 people to the area every weekend, making it the largest market of its kind in America. There are over 100 vendors to choose from, with a huge variety of dishes on offer. The market is held in Bushwick Park in North West Brooklyn and is arguably one of the best things to do in the neighbourhood. It is weather-dependent though, so make sure to check the forecast before heading out.
Travelling between central New York City and Brooklyn is a simple matter, with various transport options available for visitors to the district. Six tunnels and two bridges carry subway lines over the East River that separates Manhattan and Brooklyn. What’s more, travel to Brooklyn doesn’t come with additional fare.
To reach Brooklyn from Manhattan, take the 2/3, 4/5, A/C, B/D/F, or N/Q/R routes. Each of these routes passes through Downtown Brooklyn, where the lines branch out to different districts in the borough, so be sure to consult a map if you’re unsure of where to go. Additionally, the Long Island Rail Road and bus service connect Manhattan to Brooklyn, and journeys run at regular intervals throughout the day.
For regular travellers, Apartments In Brooklyn New York offers swift and easy access to all of major airports, ensuring that international travel is not onerous. For local trips, the borough is served by excellent bus and taxi services, and some residents even choose to hire bikes and cycle the river routes and back streets for a truly unique view of the city.
Like many cities in the west, New York’s weather varies from season to season. New York’s average temperature varies throughout the year, with the months of April to September generally being the warmest months. But, in the city during the peak of summer can get very hot, so guests need to be sure to stay hydrated.
New York weather in the winter can be very cold, with temperatures frequently reaching below zero Celsius. Staying wrapped up is a better option, but there are seldom more picturesque sites than Central Park in the snow.
The average temperature in New York in the Summer is around 27°. In winter, the average temperature is 5°, while the average temperatures in Spring and Autumn are 7° and 12° respectively.
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