New York, but not as you know it – why you should visit futuristic Brooklyn

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Brooklyn – across the river from Manhattan – has seen some staggering changes in the past 20 years, and the transformation continues apace. It’s famous for its bridge and suburban brownstone houses, but now new high-rises are sprouting all around the borough. And it’s going green too – the Naval Cemetery (brooklyngreenway.org/naval-cemetery-landscape) has been turned into a wild-looking oasis as part of the 14-mile Brooklyn Greenway project to add parks and cycle routes to this once intensely industrial area of New York.

Along the waterfront, Brooklyn Navy Yard (brooklynnavyyard.org) is one of the biggest redevelopment…

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