You could spend a lifetime in Brooklyn but if you only have 36 hours... is what the NY Times suggests: Brooklyn in 36 Hours. Got 37+ hours to spend? Your first 'virtual' stop when planning your trip: Top spots in Brooklyn - all the iconic places like Coney Island, Juniors Cheesecake, Prospect Park. Some sites I depend on: Brooklyn Based (daily listings of local events); Brokelyn (no $ doesn't mean no life), Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn (Park Slope & beyond) and Brooklynometry (a picture blog, but with an endless list of Brooklyn blogs!).  Believe the hype!