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  • 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.

Just south of Manhattan, on Long Island,

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