Brooklyn, USA: Popular tourist destination

Brooklyn, USA: Popular tourist destination

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

It's the home of the Brooklyn Bridge, Grimaldi's Pizza, and some of the city's most fabulous parks. Now experts say that Brooklyn is a top-10 travel destination on the rise.

"We got the boats, we got the park, we got the ice cream we got the hot dog stands, why not?" says Tony Bloomberg, a hot dog vendor. "Enjoy yourself."

Brooklyn pride was running thick at the Brooklyn Bridge Park where war vet Bloomberg served up dogs to his hungry customers, mostly tourists visiting Brooklyn for the first time.

"I've only been here 15 minutes," one tourist said. "But it seems like a nice friendly reasonable kind of place."

Now, Brooklyn is No. 8 on a top-10 list of destinations on the rise determined by TripAdvisor customers. TripAdvisor says one of the most popular destinations in the borough is the Brooklyn Bridge.

Marlene Black, who walked the bridge Friday, says she would move to BK in a heartbeat.

"I would live here if I didn't live in Kentucky," she says.

So what do Brooklyn locals think of all of the attention?

"It boosts our economy so yeah bring in the money," a local says.

And Bloomberg--a mayor in his own right--agrees.

"I welcome everybody, all walks of life," he says. "Come down enjoy yourself."

Some of the other destinations on the list were Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Several new animals on display at NYC zoos

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:02 GMT
    WCS photoWCS photo
    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
    The Wildlife Conservation Society's zoos in New York City have debut some interesting new animals in their habitats in recent weeks. The flagship Bronx Zoo is now home to a herd of endangered Turkmenian flare-horned markhor, a species of mountain goat native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Some river otter pups are getting to know their home in Prospect Park, and the Queens Zoo has some new majestic American bison.
  • Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

    Pregnant woman says officer put her in choke hold

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:52:29 GMT
    A Brooklyn woman who is seven months pregnant released photos that she said show an NYPD officer putting her in a choke hold as she was being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk outside her home.  It's the latest in a string of reported choke holds by police officers. The move is not allowed under NYPD policy.  Miller was expected to meet with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday to seek charges against police.
    A Brooklyn woman who is seven months pregnant released photos that she said show an NYPD officer putting her in a choke hold as she was being arrested for grilling on the sidewalk outside her home.  It's the latest in a string of reported choke holds by police officers. The move is not allowed under NYPD policy.  Miller was expected to meet with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday to seek charges against police.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices