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Best Links for Brooklyn

1010 President Street - Features Brooklyn stories and neighborhoods.

The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel - Features color photos from recent tours of this long-defunct railroad tunnel, as well as historical information. - New web site for Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton. Useful information to residents, and a valuable service for local businesses. - Everything that's on the Net about Williamsburg is on this site: events, calendar, local artists, businesses. Discussion forums, virtual tours and more.

Brighton Beach - Head to Brighton Beach, a thriving immigrant community. Whether you're a Neil Simon fan or not, this site from the Brighton Beach Neighborhood Association will tell all you need to know about this legendary beachfront community.

Brooklyn Academy of Music - Check out what's on at BAM.

Brooklyn Borough President - The Brooklyn Borough President's stunningly detailed Internet resource of more than 60 Brooklyn neighborhoods. Includes history and current profiles. Worth a long look.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Features a "virtual tour" of the garden, a listing of "goings on at the Garden," horticultural tips and information on metropolitan plants, including an encyclopedia.

Brooklyn Children's Museum - Includes a calendar of events, current exhibits with photos, information on the Museum's collection of cultural objects and natural history specimens, and a guide to the Museum's programs.

Brooklyn District Attorney's Office - Home page of the Brooklyn DA's Office.

Brooklyn Dodgers - Features a chronological history, player biographies, and information on the upcoming Boys of Summer movie.

The Brooklyn Expedition - On this educational site jointly produced by Brooklyn's Children Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Public Library, kids can explore themes derived from library and museum materials. Topics range from "Structures" to the art, history and culture of Latin America.

Brooklyn Historical Society ‹ Founded in 1863, this non-profit keeps the history of NYC alive and kicking.

Brooklyn Museum of Art - A Sensational site!

Brooklyn Public Library - Homepage for library and information on its 60 locations. Includes links to children activities, events, and an email newsletter.

BrooklynX - A project of Brooklyn Information and Culture. Extensive links about all things Brooklyn, with community calendar, bulletin boards, map and neighborhood links.

The Brooklyn Web Site - News from Courier Life Publications, discussion groups, and links to neighborhood organizations.

Brooklyn West Indian Carnival - Features the history of the annual event celebrating the West Indian Caribbean culture.

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - An on-line overview of the "last remaining authentic ten-in-one circus sideshow in the U.S."

Coney Island History - Great pix of Coney Island in its heyday as one of the world's most popular vacation spots.

East New York Projects - A web site for those who grew up in East New York's Linden and Boulevard public housing projects in the 1960's. Leave messages for old friends and participate in daily chats. Interesting site trying to recreate a community 45 years gone.

FootnotesNY - FootnotesNY provides factual information and thoughtful provocative comments on politics, education, courts, and current events in Central Brooklyn primarily, but also in the entire city. (via Community Gazettes)

The Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation - A neighborhood preservation non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Gowanus Canal area in South Brooklyn, New York. - Community calendars, art, info on officials, demographics, and entertainment. Extensive and impressive site, full of information. - An on-line Brooklyn guide covering everthing from community events and entertainment to news and weather. - A few days after Erik Engquist's "Brooklyn Politics" column hits the streets in nine different Courier-Life community newspapers, it's posted online by a local Democratic club.

Engquist was named "Best Political Columnist" in the Village Voice's Best of New York 2003 issue. (via Community Gazettes) - Park Slope's semi-official web site, with good listings of local shops, services, real estate and local government.

Neighborhood Roots - Brooklyn community organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of historic Greenpoint.

New York Aquarium - The Wildlife Conservation Society Park located on Surf Avenue, Coney Island.

Prospect Park - History of Prospect Park, brief descriptions and photos of popular destinations, activities and events. Also, information about the Prospect Park Alliance.

Sheepshead Bay Online - Excellent site. Easy to navigate. Lots of information. Browse the "On the Pier" events/activities guide.

Soul of America: Brooklyn / Queens - A guide to shops and galleries, churches, bookstores and libraries, restaurants, entertainment and historical landmarks in the African American and Caribbean neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens.

South Brooklyn Network - Neighborhood information and business directory for Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and the Gowanus Canal.

The Waterfront Museum - Dedicated to celebrating the waterfront. Circus, live music and education visits for kids. Extensive links.

Waterfront Week Online - The online version of the Williamsburg/Greenpoint arts community publication. Nicely put together; well worth a browse.

Wildlife Conservation Society - Information on projects devoted to saving wildlife and wildlands throughout the world.

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