If you think Manhattan is crowded on an average day, wait until you see it on New Year’s Eve. Or better yet, don’t! Sure, Manhattan is home to Times Square and its massive New Year celebration. But that event is so packed with people that there’s hardly any room to move or enjoy yourself. Plus, you can forget about finding a place to eat, sit or relax.
Just because Manhattan is a madhouse doesn’t mean you have to stay inside on New Year’s Eve. In fact, Brooklyn residents have lots of great alternative New Year’s Eve parties and events to choose from. Here are three of the best bets for your New Year’s Eve fun in Brooklyn!
Fireworks In The Park
Rather than stand in overcrowded Times Square hoping to catch a glimpse of the ball dropping and maybe hear a bit of a pop star lip syncing to their latest hit, you should head on over to Prospect Park. For the past few years, Brooklyn residents of all ages have gathered at the Grand Army Plaza in the park to enjoy a breathtaking view of the midnight fireworks display. In addition to an unobstructed view of a 15-minute long fireworks extravaganza, attendees can also enjoy drinks, food and live music, too! Then you’ll be warm in bed while everyone else in Times Square is still trying to get home.
A View From The Bridge
There’s nothing quite like the view of the NYC skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge. Well, except for the view on New Year’s Eve. Not only is the glow of the city lights in full effect, but as you walk across the bridge toward Manhattan, you’ll experience the excitement of the city and its fireworks display in a way that just can’t be described. If you choose this option, please be sure to bundle up. While the view from the bridge is breathtaking, it’s also quite chilly, too!
The Year’s Hottest Concert
If you want to rock your way into the New Year, then join hometown heroes The Strokes at the Barclays Center! Celebrating the release of their latest album The New Abnormal and the 20th anniversary of their debut Is This It, The Strokes are joined by popular opening acts Hinds and Idles. Get a ticket today to end the year on a high note!
Brooklyn is the place to be for NYE! While these three events are pretty cool, there are lots of other great things happening in the neighborhood on New Year’s Eve and Day. And if you call 363 Bond Street home, you’ll have easy access to all of them! Contact us today to learn more about our available apartment options!