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Brooklyn Attractions

Stay Near The Barclays Center, Prospect Park & More

When staying at the Union Hotel Brooklyn, you’ll be near the best Brooklyn has to offer, from upscale shops, restaurants and nightlife to attractions like the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park and more. From our downtown Brooklyn location, guests can also reach the subway with a two-block walk and be in Manhattan within ten minutes.  

Brooklyn and NYC are teeming with experiences that are as diverse as they are rich, vibrant and fascinating and our team understands that it can be a little overwhelming. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do and see during your visit, don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction with a few insider recommendations. 

Downtown Brooklyn

The hotel is just a short stroll from the diverse shops, restaurants and nightlife of downtown Brooklyn. Before setting out, ask our staff for recommendations on what to do and see.

Barclays Center

In addition to being the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders, this state-of-the-art arena stages premier concerts, championship boxing and college sporting events.

World Trade Center

Visit the site of the 911 Memorial and take in stunning views of the Lower Manhattan skyline from 102 stories up at the One World Observatory.

Brooklyn Bridge

Opened on May 24, 1883, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing across the East River and also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time. Crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan (or vice versa) on the Pedestrian Walkway is one of the best ways to get great views of the city, and it’s free!

Prospect Park

This scenic 585 acre park in the heart of Brooklyn features paths for walking and biking, plenty of areas for birdwatching, a fishing lake, an ice rink, baseball and basketball facilities, a carousel for kids and much, much more.

Times Square

Known as the “Crossroads of the World,” the intersection of Broadway and Seventh, also known as Times Square, is the most iconic attraction in NYC. Bustling tourists and locals, a sea of yellow cabs and brilliant neon LCD signs and Broadway marquees create a surreal backdrop for a collection of shops and restaurants and attractions that draws over 50 million visitors a year.

Coney Island/Brighton Beach

Want to take a break from urban bustle. Head to Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Just an hour’s subway ride outside the city, you’ll find sandy beaches, roller coasters, minor-league baseball games and a classic historic boardwalk.

Madison Square Garden

One of the most famous venues in NYC, if not the world, MSG hosts big-name concerts, New York Knicks basketball and New York Rangers hockey. There are also boxing matches, comedy shows and events like the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM)

Opened in 1861, BAM is one of the city’s most important entertainment and arts venues, specializing in avant-garde performance art and progressive dance performances highlighting both local talent and artists from around the globe.