Travelers looking to see the best of Brooklyn can find at least some of what they seek on a tour of Flatbush Avenue. This major thoroughfare connects Brooklyn to both Manhattan and Queens. It runs past iconic landmarks like Junior’s restaurant—famous for its New York-style cheesecake; Brooklyn Academy of Music, where international music and dance performances take place almost daily; the Barclays Center; Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
With easy access to Fulton Mall, Atlantic Terminal and a handful of other spots, Flatbush Avenue is the perfect place to kick off an afternoon of shopping. And since it’s equally close to parks, theaters and sports venues, it also offers travelers plenty of options for entertainment, culture and the arts, too.
Flatbush Avenue—including the extension—is 9.8 miles long. It starts at the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn and ends in Jamaica Bay. Travelers who want to explore the street above ground can take the B41 bus.