It is said that "One out of every seven Americans was either born here, lived here once, had relatives here or arrived here by taking the wrong subway"
Brooklyn is distinguished by a mosaic of ethnic enclaves throughout its 70 square miles and is home to 2.8 million people, making it the most populous borough of New York City. The story of Brooklyn has always been one of change; an accommodating melting pot for contrasting customs and cultures.
Famous for its many museums, cultural events, Botanic Garden and acclaimed educational institutions, Brooklyn attracts visitors from the metropolitan area and well beyond. The old world charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere of this unique and thriving borough, truly provides the best of everything New York has to offer.
Maimonides is located in Borough Park, a friendly neighborhood among tree-lined streets bustling with family life. We are within a short distance to all major systems of transportation.
For your convenience, we've included a list of several Brooklyn attractions, along with links to their web sites.
Brooklynx, The Fund for the Borough of Brooklyn
Presents cultural, educational, and informational programs for Brooklyn's diverse population. Includes information about neighborhoods.
An on-line Brooklyn guide covering everything from community events and entertainment to news and weather.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States. As one of the finest art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represents almost every culture.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Covering 52 acres, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of New York City's most beautiful and peaceful natural landscapes. Check out their calendar of events and seasonal sites.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts, media, and film to Brooklyn. Current programming features the Next Wave Festival each fall (celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2002); a spring season of international opera, theater and dance; a comprehensive education & humanities program, and a variety of community programs. Check out their site for a complete calendar of events.
Brooklyn Public Library
As a Brooklyn resident you have free passage to information and a treasure of programs and services at Brooklyn Public Library. To receive your library card, visit any of Brooklyn's 60 public libraries. You'll need just two pieces of identification, such as a driver's license and current utility bill.
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.
Come see one of Brooklyn's own hometown baseball teams - the Brooklyn Cyclones. The site offers schedules, merchandise, tickets and more.
Brooklyn Historical Society
An overview of the Society's holdings: the image and genealogy collections, library, publications, archives and manuscripts, a calendar of events, and information on how to become a member.
New York Aquarium
The Wildlife Conservation Society Park located on Surf Avenue, Coney Island.
New York Talks and Walks
Walking tours of New York City, Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights.
History of Prospect Park, brief descriptions and photos of popular destinations, activities and events. Also, information about the Prospect Park Alliance.