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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Life in Brooklyn

Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn living is diverse and exciting. No matter what your interests, background or passion, Brooklyn has something to offer to everyone. Brooklyn is home to numerous communities, including Caribbean, Italian, Polish, Russian and South Asian. Every neighborhood has its own character and you are bound to find one that matches yours. Whether you are single or have a family, enjoy art and music, love sports, prefer a quiet neighborhood or bustling downtown, Brooklyn has it. 

Prospect Heights offers quiet living with the Brooklyn museum and botanic garden in the south corner. The quaint Williamsburg offers innovative New York restaurants, eclectic shops, giant food bazaars and flea markets. Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope are home to magnificent brownstones and Smorgasburg. DUMBO draws you in with the world famous Grimaldi's, the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you are craving for adventure, you can plan a trip to Coney Island to see a baseball game, swim in the waves or check out the rides in Luna Park.

The Cyclone at Coney IslandBrooklyn is also home to cultural centers including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Whether it is going to listen to music at the Prospect Park Band Shell, catching a Nets game or concert at the Barclays Center, or getting a slice of some of the best pizza in the world at your favorite local spot, Brooklyn enriches your life.

Take our word for it, you won't regret living and working in Brooklyn!



Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botinical Garden