The hottest borough in NYC finally has the tourism website it deserves.
On May 9, 2014, at the BKLYN Designs fair, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Brooklyn technology firm BlankSlate, officially launched Explore Brooklyn, Brooklyn's first dedicated tourism site. ExploreBK.com brings together a dynamic, front-page directory of every business and attraction in Brooklyn, an events calendar, and a blog about don't-miss destinations written by the area's best local writers — all designed to serve as an invaluable resource for visitors and residents alike.
Explore Brooklyn kicked off its blog with the post "What to do after you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge," a question many of you may have answered for visiting friends, or tourists wandering around Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. This is followed by posts telling visitors where to find great coffee, outstanding museums, and souvenirs that are actually cool.
“We don’t want all those tourists walking across the bridge to turn around and go back to Manhattan,” explained Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Carlo Scissura. “We want them to stay a while and get to know the Brooklyn that we know and love.”