You want to experience New York to the full? Well do something that New Yorkers would do on a typical Sunday afternoon. Visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art. This museum is huge, so huge that it is actually the second largest museum in the United States and is also one of the premier art institutions in the world. Not to mention many of the museums in the world do not have gardens as beautiful as the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
located right next to it. A visit here will plunge you into a great relaxing mood while you enjoy exhibits on arts from all over the globe like African, Pacific, European arts Egyptian exhibits. It is definitely a cool place that is not just for artsy types.
The museum prides itself on the Egyptian artefacts it has managed to collect, that span over 3,000 years! That is even before we started counting years! There is stuff in this exhibit that will blow your mind but you will have to see it for yourself. Being an art museum, you have to think about aesthetics right? Well one look at this building and you will know you have come to the right place. The building is fascinating to look at and if you want to catch it at its magnificent best, check this place at night as you climb the subway steps to be greeted by, what looks like, something from an alien movie. This building against a moonlit backdrop light up by surrounding lights is quite a scene.
Apart from the museum showcasing all the cool global art pieces and Egyptian memorabilia, it often hosts exhibits that are uniquely New York. This will give tourists and visitors a great idea of how this great city came to be and if you are lucky to be around on the first Saturday of the month, then you will get in for free and be treated to a host of live music, tours and dancing in the evening.
So head down to this fabulous museum and hang out with Tutankhamun, explore the vast exhibits and walk through the luscious greenery of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
. And if you want to treat the kids, head south to the New York Aquarium
down at Coney Island.
Enjoy great attractions around Brooklyn and Manhattan with a stay in a 5 star
or any Luxury
hotel like Millenium Hilton
, Hotel Pensylvania
and Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park