Comfort Inn Brooklyn - Downtown
279 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 855-9600
Fax: (347) 436-1953
Recently renovated, the Gil Hodges Community Garden has bloomed into a natural haven within the industrial Gowanus neighborhood. The area is home to many community groups and a diverse population that comes together to tend the garden, play chess in the park and enjoy the fragrance of the collection of flowers. The park is also environmentally friendly, as it has been designed to repurpose rainwater from the flood-prone area. It serves as a great outdoor space for families with children, and the community garden provides an opportunity for kids to learn about plants and gardening.
One of Brooklyn’s most famous landmarks, the spectacular details on the soaring 53-foot (16 meters) ceilings tell the story of New York’s past through iconography, mosaic murals, and sculptural reliefs. This breathtaking space has been perfectly restored and offers several unique areas to accommodate a variety of events. The minimalist Vault serves as the perfect contrast to the museum-worthy intricacies of the Main Bank Hall while the Mezzanine provides an intimate environment with striking 40-foot (12 meters) windows.
A tribute to Charles Carroll, Carroll Park is a pleasant park in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood. Divided in three sections, the park has recreational and sports facilities for visitors. The areas are spacious, and there are benches and shady trees for families to relax and enjoy the serenity of the peaceful surroundings. The children and teens have plenty of play areas, biking paths and there are three basketball courts, a bocce court and a baseball diamond too! During summer, visitors can cool off with the sprinklers and there are various happenings like children's concerts and other community events that take place on a regular basis. The Carroll Greenmarket, held right across the park, is a much loved place for visitors to shop on some fresh produce.
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church is a charismatic multiracial and cultural church cradled in the center of Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene neighborhood. It was founded in 1857, and was known as a "temple of abolition” due to slaves worshiping in the church. The church complex is made up of the 1896 church building with an attached rear chapel and Community House. It is a heritage and a beautiful place of worship. The four-story bell tower is a landmark to identify the church in the local surrounding. The Church is made up of three floors, the basement, first and second floor. It is also known for its lovely stained glass and is one of the most beautiful monuments that will leave you inspired.
The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus located in the Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York, is a fantastic place to organize a meeting, event or seminar. With beautiful surroundings, this campus has a relaxed ambiance with well-kept grounds. Several important meetings and events such as the Holocaust Memorial Program, Diversification in New World Birds, Social Work lectures have been held at the campus.
Built in 1846, the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza is the oldest building in Brooklyn which was designed by Gamaliel King. Built over a span of five years, this four-story building covers 55,000 square feet (51,000 square meters) and boasts stunning Greek Revival architectural facades. Previously known as the Brooklyn City Hall, tourists are overwhelmed by the towering bronze statues, Ionic columns, dome ceiling and iron cupola. This sight is a must-see! For those interested in fresh fruits, vegetables and hormone-free dairy products the plaza holds a farmer's market three days a week. The market is open year-round and has been part of this thriving community for 25 years.
Rich in history, Fort Greene Park’s beginnings emerged in the form of Fort Putnam, which is today located within the park. In 1812, the fort was christened in the name of Major General Nathanael Greene and since there was not any actual worry of conflict or a war at the time, the fort was used by the locals as a recreational space. In the park, there is also a famous memorial, the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, which honors the lives of thousands of Americans who died as a result of imprisonment aboard a ship by the British. A visit to this park gives all its visitors a broader perspective of the history of the city and its residents. The hugely-popular Brooklyn Flea on Saturdays is right across the park.
The Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, is an oval shaped plaza that marks the entrance to the Prospect Park. It has oval rings that form streets and the outer ring is called the Plaza street. Most famous for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch that was made on the lines of France's Arc de Triomphe, it includes busts of famous Brooklyn residents and also of great Civil War generals. The Central Library and Plaza fountains form an integral part of the plaza. Bailey fountain also features in its main attractions. Apart from exhibiting some of the finest works of architecture, the plaza also hosts art exhibitions and plays.
The MetroTech Center was started as a means to develop the already buzzing Downtown Brooklyn area. Tenants here include multi-national businesses, back office operations and a University. The MetroTech Commons at the MetroTech Center plays host to a number of public events, concerts and plays and is also used by the locals as a recreation facility. The MetroTech Center is an architectural masterpiece, a popular attraction and has added to the area's distinct charm and identity.
The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew is a historic church located in New York City. Built in the late 1800s by John Welch, the church is an excellent example of Romanesque Revival architecture. The stone structure of the church features intricate details in its design and also features a large elaborate rose window, a bell tower and pedimented porticoes. The building was declared a New York City Landmark and is also on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.
If you are in the mood for fresh IPA or Pale Ale, Other Half Brewing Company is the place to go to in Brooklyn. The beers have flavors of citrus and pine and the tasting menu offers visitors an opportunity to sample various types of beers. Owners Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson ensure the quality of beer is consistent and the taste of the local craft beer remains well balanced.
Constructed between 1885 and 1891, the Federal Building and Post Office stands as a historically-significant central post office, courthouse and also the federal office edifice in the region of Brooklyn, New York. The ancient structure is visually enchanting and the architectural pattern follows is the Romanesque style. Initially the building served the purpose of both, post office and courthouse, comprising of four rooms. It also notably makes provisions for offices for the United States Attorney. The structure boasts great architecture replete with of rich material, ornaments and textures on its exterior.