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The outer boroughs

Many visitors to New York don’t stray off Manhattan, but if you’re staying a while, choose to investigate the outer boroughs and you’ll be well rewarded. Brooklyn is certainly worth a trip, primarily for Brooklyn Heights just across the East River, bucolic Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. For inveterate nostalgics, Coney Island and its Russian neighbour, Brighton Beach, lie at the far end of the subway line. Few indeed make it to Queens, though the borough holds the bustling Greek community of Astoria, the increasingly hip neighbourhood of Long Island City and the Museum of the Moving Image. The Bronx, renowned for the desolate and bleak environs of its southern reaches, which are in fact slowly improving, has the city’s largest zoo, Yankee Stadium and another glorious botanical garden. Staten Island is primarily a sleepy residential community, with little in the way of sights (the Staten Island ferry).

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