Discover Brooklyn

The World of Brooklyn

If Brooklyn were a city, it would be the nation's fourth-largest. As New York's most populated borough, it is made up of diverse, adjacent neighborhoods, such as DUMBO, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Ditmas Park, and Coney Island, each offering individual appeal, distinctive architecture, and great dining and shopping.

Our Brooklyn Heights location is a wonderful neighborhood that combines the best of urban activity and small-town amenities. Everything that you could possibly need is within a short walking distance, a bike ride, or subway ride away.

Brooklyn Bargains

No need for a car: Familiar brand stores such as Ikea, Macy’s, Target, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, and Barnes & Noble are all nearby, nestled among Brooklyn's one-of-a-kind boutiques and essentials such as banks, drug stores, and post offices.

To get you oriented, the Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) organizes group trips to the big box stores and will also point you in the direction of the many local businesses that offer discounts to Law School students.

As you become familiar with the area you'll want to explore further. Brooklyn's buzz comes from its extraordinary range of environments, where funky, classic, eclectic, vintage, hipster, bargain, and kitsch are often found on the same street. It's an exciting, unique environment that will feel like home in a very short time.

A Culinary Mecca

Dining In
No matter if you eat to live or live to eat, the local grocery options are exhaustive. There are the extraordinary food halls of Fairway , a New York City gourmet food landmark in nearby Redhook. Fresh Direct's unique online service delivers groceries to your door, while Trader Joe’s is just a few blocks from the main campus. With small delis on most blocks and conventional supermarkets, you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your hunger.

Dining Out

In the mood for Cajun? Got a yen for sake? Craving a really good burger? Brooklyn is at the heart of New York City food culture. In the wake of a modern dining renaissance, it's become a mecca of international, ethnically diverse restaurants and a magnet for seasoned New Yorkers in search of a fresh dining experience.

The neighborhoods around us offer every imaginable type of cuisine, and at every price point, from no-frills, budget dining, a low cost splurge, to something more upscale. You'll find charming, rustic, romantic and casual, as well as kosher, ethnic, al fresco, vegetarian, classic old-fashioned fare, and even your favorite fast food chain.

Brooklyn is Where It's At

Every New Yorker knows that Brooklyn is happening. It's a nonstop hive of activity: Music and film festivals, flea markets, vintage shops, world-class performance venues, nightlife, art exhibits and galleries, jazz clubs, beautiful parks that host al fresco concerts, and ongoing neighborhood events in every section of this pulsating borough.

Here are just a few of the popular tourist destinations you can visit while you're here:

The New York Aquarium, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Astroland, Coney Island, the Transit Museum, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights' Historic District, and the Promenade.

Be sure to check out these annual events that are a highlight of Brooklyn life:

Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Red Hook Film Festival, Brooklyn Restaurant Week, Cherry Blossom Viewing, Atlantic Antic, Chile Pepper Festival, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, and the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island.

  • Students and brownstones
  • Facade of Feil Hall
  • Farner's market

View our campus and neighborhood in our Virtual Tour.

Have questions? We have answers.

Julie Brown
Assistant Director for Academic Services

111 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
P: (718) 780-7918
julie.brown@brooklaw.edu