Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Just south of Manhattan, on Long Island, Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs. Steeped in history, Brooklyn was the very first settlement in what is now the state of New York. Brooklyn Heights is one of the richer neighbourhoods in the borough. It's a quaint yet thriving pocket of New York, thanks to the contrast of brownstone buildings and a thriving shopping district. The centrepiece of Brooklyn Heights is the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park. Take a stroll along the waterfront, and you will see some spectacular views of downtown New York City. At almost 6000 feet long, Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most recognisable landmarks in New York City. It spans the East River, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan, and is crossed by some 4000 pedestrians every day. Further south, 600-acre Prospect Park has something for everyone. Popular pastimes include relaxing on the green expanses of Long Meadow, cycling and jogging on one of the many paths and bikeways, and enjoying the wildlife on Prospect Lake. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island was once the largest amusement area in the United States. Some iconic attractions and stores remain today, including Nathan's Famous hot dogs and The Cyclone. The 2.5-mile boardwalk on Coney Island backs down onto pristine sandy beaches.