This is not a secret place that requires a lot of effort to get to. It's well-known, and often-photographed...but it's still incredibly beautiful. I was down by the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC and wandered past all the tourists on the walkway, and kept wandering until I found this place, with all the old pier pilings standing there, like silent guards, lined up with a million dollar view. It was a fabulous spot to enjoy a sunset and blue hour. Rise and shine. #I❤️NY #sunrise #winter2017 #colorful #blue #lovemytown #citylife #cityscape #waterlust #NikonD7100 #Manfratto tripod using 10-stop ND exposed for 20sec 9/11 tribute. #NikonD3100 #Manfratto tripod #sunset #colorful #waterlust #I❤️NY exposed for 4sec ISO 200 #blue Although graffiti stricken, the Williamsburg Bridge provides more peaceful walk compared to the famous and crowded Brooklyn Bridge. Cherry blossom season. #sakura #I❤️NY #citylife #cityscapes #colorful #spring2016 #LumixGX7 #Leicalens. This is taking after a severe thunderstorm. I was taking shelter at a nearby Shake Shack burger restaurant. As soon as the rain stops. I quickly get to my favorite spot and rewarded with this beautiful sunset. It looks like a Phoenix. #sunset #waterlust #lovemytown #architecture #iconic #brooklynbridge #freedomtower #citylife #cityscape #landscape #I❤️NY #nature #orange #NikonD7100 #Manfratto tripod using a golden polarized filter. NYC was pretty overwhelming, but a nice stranger told me to check out this tucked away spot. #cityscape #photographer #troveon Do not disturb this beautiful night! Stained glass house by Tom Fruin at Brooklyn Bridge Park at sunset. New York State of mind. #I❤️NY #citylife #colorful #waterlust #nightscapes #LumixGX7 #Leicalens #dumbo #Brooklyn Staying in the Lower East Side, night near the Manhattan Bridge. I knew there was an iconic photo op of this magnificent bridge. It led me across the river to Brooklyn, an area called DUMBO (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Such a beautiful area and some of the best scenery in New York. I highly recommend this as a 'must see' place in the city.
#UrbanJungle brooklyn nyc, 2013
#architecture #goldenhour as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park with a view of the lower Manhattan skyline Super moon has turned NYC into Gotham and blood. #nightscape #Gotham #NYC #supermoon #lunareclipse #colorful #Brooklyn #NikonD3100 #Manfrotto tripod Just a really cool vie from this amazing iconic New York landmark. View of Empire State Building through Manhattan bridge.
#architecture Photoville 2016. This is the 5th year. They do except donation and they wanted to keep this event every year free to the public. Fantastic awesome event. See you next year. #blackandwhite #I❤️Ny #streetphotography #NikonD7100 #lovemytown This is the only spot in Dumbo waterfront where the Empire State Building line up with the street and the base of Manhattan Bridge. #I❤️NY #citylife #outdoors #architecture #nightscapes #LumixGX7 #Leicalens. The Brooklyn Bridge Park offers a great view of lower Manhattan a both sunrise and sunset. Here is a sunset photo. Finding a place to park can be a hassle here. Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York
Just off the walking path you will find the iconic Brooklyn Bridge Pylons. Its a fairly small unassuming area but many of the worlds top landscape and cityscape photographers have been here. #BvsCities
#UrbanJungle Iconic DUMBO shot with the Empire State Building framed within the Manhattan Bridge View of the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.
December, 2014. Great way to start 2016. Thankfully I layered up. Get there early got my spot before the crowd show up. Chatting with a couple of photographers before the #fireworks. #colorful #nightscapes #nightscenes #nightlife #citylife #I❤️NY #NY2016 #NikonD3100 #Manfrotto tripod. ISO100 f/11 1sec. This is the rooftop of a newly opened Museum by the bridge and it's free to the public. #architecture #lovemytown #blackandwhite #I❤️NY #citylife #cityscape #patterns #NikonD7100 #bridges #iconic #brooklyn From Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can see some amazing views of Lower Manhattan. Enjoy!
#architecture #newyork #architecture Before the eclipse #cityscape #NYC #brooklyn #supermoon2015 #lunareclipse. There were lots of photographers camping out already around 6 pm. They all got the spot they wanted. #NikonD3100 #Manfrotto tripod. Sunset outside of St. Ann's Warehouse... just my iPhone but it captures a little of the beautiful sky...
#stunningstructures The bk bridge at night In summer time the Carousel turned off their light around 7pm where it's still very bright out. But in winter time ,sunset around 5 pm so this is the time where u can have the Manhattan skyline with the lights of the Carousel. #I❤️NY #citylife #outdoors #architecture #nightscapes #LumixGX7 #Leicalens. It's great when visiting New York to venture over to Brooklyn! Walking over the bridge gives you great views from both sides. There's some great walks and little restaurants with great food to! The Japanese Hill and Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during sakura season is a sight to behold! New York is an inspiring city, even when it's dreary outside. This image was taken in Mid-March. Spring was just beginning her approach, but winter wasn't quite ready to release it's chilly grip. There is so much to see and do in New York City that it's impossible to hit all the hot spots in one visit; however, the view of the city from across the East River on the Brooklyn Bridge is spectacular any time of day. #NYC
#brooklynbridge #dumbo #concretejungle
Photo Tip: If it's a rainy day like this one, keep a plastic ziplock bag (big enough to fit your camera in) with you. Cut a small hole in the bag just big enough to fit your lens through. That will enable you to have your camera out in the rain without ruining it. Caramel latte from Toby's Estate. #delicious
Why I went to this coffee shop you ask? It;s been mentioned in many of UntappedCities NY coffee blog posts so I got curious and checked it out.
I love LOVE the bookstore and living room look of this cafe. It’s right at Williamsburg which is dubbed as the new NY cool area so I felt cool too. It's definitely the new area I'd like to hang-out at and East Village.
#coffee Mother's Day pop up flower #market under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO. The Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River from Brooklyn into Lower Manhattan. Seen here at sunset in mid September. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
To get this shot, head to the Brooklyn (eastern) side of the Brooklyn Bridge. From Water Street, take either New Dock Street or Old Dock Street down to Empire Fulton Ferry State Park on the bank of the East River.
You'll need to mount your camera on a tripod for stability. Start shooting at sunset and shoot through dusk until the lights of the city begin to appear. You'll need to adjust the shutter speed of your camera as the light gets dimmer. Use the widest angle that your camera can afford in order to capture as much of the city as possible.
#blue This is an iconic shot of lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the night I managed to get over to take a shot the most came down, for me this adds to the image, hopefully I'll get a shot on a clear night when I get chance to go back again. Washington street is the place for this famous spot. Without clouds, you’ll see the empire state Building between the Manhattan brige pillar
⬇️⬇️ Make my day and follow me also at: ⬇️⬇️ Dun-Well doughnuts are made with love, happily vegan, and served with a smile. If you find yourself in Brooklyn, it's worth the trek. #delicious #vegan #doughnuts #donuts #foodie #foodporn #happiness #madewithlove #nyc #brooklyn #bushwick #williamsburg A bridge near prospect park boathouse The city that never sleeps. #sunset #cityscape # nights cape #NikonD3100 #Gitzo mini tripod #Nikon snob. #sunset #thecitythatneversleeps #NYC #brooklyn #cityscape # iphone6 Dumbo, Brooklyn,NY. #Bridges Sakura Matsuri. Cherry blossoms. One World Trade Center,Brooklyn Bridge,,Hudson River Wonderful😍 Photoville 2016. #blackandwhite #I❤️NY #streetphotography #NikonD7100 #lovemytown NYC by night Manhattan Bridge If you fly into New York's Laguardia airport and get this birds eye view, you picked the right seat! One of my favorite shoots so far.
I love New York City, espacially during sunset...
#Festival #TroveOnTuesday #newyork #nyc #usa #travel #sony #sonya7ii #Reflections Classical Manhattan skyline night view from the Brooklyn bridge park Pier 36 is an amazing event venue with a beautiful outdoor space. The view of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges at sunset is perfection... #endlesssummer Looking South from the western side of the Manhattan Bridge over the FDR Drive with Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan viable with One World Freedom Tower. Every September 11th the City of New York lights this memorial Towers of Lights to honor those killed in the 9-11 attacks. Expect a huge crowd of photographers if you go. #reflections The view u get when u walking around Pebble Beach #InStone #nyc #newyork #usa #brooklyn #travel #blackandwhite #sony #sonya7ii #TroveOnTuesday #sunset #cityscape #thecitythatneversleeps #iphone6 Visiting New York City in February 2014 was my first trip ever outside of Europe. I love the big apple. Its magic all around! DUMBO has some of the best views of lower Manhattan. It should be on your bucket list when visiting NYC. #NYC #Dumbo #Brooklyn #NewYorkCity Gold
#StunningStructures Brooklyn bridge This new park is shaping up beautifully As we were passing this street in Brooklyn NY, I noticed this big mouse - just had the camera handy to catch it. Wisteria in full bloom in the spring is an impressive sight! A carpet of bluebells! Iconic New York city view with a yellow cab and all. Amazing place to view the sunset with the Empire State in the background of the Brooklyn Bridge!
#BvSCities Checking out the shops and restaurants on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn. The city that never sleeps. #cityscape #nightscape #brooklyn #NikonD3100 #Gitzo mini tripod # Nikon snob. The city that never sleep. #cityscape #nightscape #NikonD3100 #Manfrotto tripod #Nikon snob cherry blossoms delight... #sweetspot #foodporn #foodie #newyorkcity #nyc Sunset time in NY city view from Brooklyne side Views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Manhattan from DUMBO, Brooklyn waterfront. DUMBO stands for Manhattan Skyline at sunset. Pawlonia (Empress tree) in bloom with the lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Smorgasburg food #market on Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park is packed with amazing food and a not too shabby view of the downtown Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge View from the Manhattan Bridge This park has the best veiws of the city. ... Tucked away on the hipster highway of Bedford Ave is the super fun and tasty Meatball Shop.
Here we have a chicken balls, pesto, and mozzarella on wheat hero, with a crisp salad. I finished it off with their daily special ice cream sandwich, chocolate stout ice cream with brownie cookies. Yes! Beer ice cream. Delicious!
There are 3 locations city wide, but Williamsburg is the only with a full bar. Just sayin.
Be sure to check out the “About” section. I always dig a place with a nice story behind it. Lovely little japanese garden at the Brooklyn Botanic. Prospect Park-Brooklyn! ❤️ Where else could you bite into a vegan doughnut sundae?... #sweetspot #foodporn #foodie #newyorkcity #nyc Your very own cinnamon-bun-filled skillet... #sweetspot #foodporn #foodie #newyorkcity #nyc This us by city hall in new York ny! Prospect Park Admiring the realm between Manhattan and Brooklyn. #NYC #brooklynbridge #USA #bridge View from the mandarin oriental hotel's restaurant on the 36th floor Brooklyn Bridge Park with a view of Manhattan enshrouded in fog Capture this while walking on the board walk in Brooklyn looking back a Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.
#NewYork, #BrooklynBridge, #glennwaddell, #fineart, #photography, #landsscape Buttermilk fried chicken and a red velvet waffle. Delicious. The Mac and cheese is amazing! They have great service and the most delicious food. #socobk #foodie #foodporn #nyc #bk #delicious Williamsburg has tons and tons of street art. I was in heaven walking around this area of Brooklyn, New York in search of graffiti. There is alot going on in this scene with the beauty of the art against all the trash.... Prospect Park The Brooklyn skyline is absolutely stunning. Iconic and mesmerising. The park is a small lovely alternate park to Central Park with a much more rewarding view. The day was clear and the waters was equally blue. Perfectly reflecting the new one world trade tower. #blue Stone steps in prospect park French bakery serving french breakfast in Brooklyn. It lives up to its name. Well Done! #lifeatexpedia Downtown seeing from Brooklyn New York, New York #StatueOfLiberty #ManhattanSkyline #NYC #USA Cute mural on the building end #newyork #nyc #usa #dumbo #brooklyn #manhattan #InStone #travel #longexposure #sunset #sony #sonya7ii #Red #TroveOnTuesday #Reflections Street festival, Williamsburg Bike path on the Bridge.
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Get an overview of this hotelAdults-only Brooklyn bed & breakfast in Bedford-Stuyvesant, near Brooklyn Museum

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Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property


Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Prospect Park and Brooklyn Academy of Music are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Property Features

Along with a spa tub, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has dry cleaning and limo/town car service. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and in-room massages. Ceiling fans and showers are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.

Languages Spoken

Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as a complimentary manager's reception (may not be available daily). Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Brooklyn bed & breakfast also offers a spa tub, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden.

Sankofa Aban Bed and Breakfast is a smoke-free property.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free reception 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom with sink in room 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast. The bed & breakfast offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a spa tub.

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 21 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 21 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Minimum guest age is 21
Caters to adults only

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Sankofa Aban
  • Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast
  • Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast Brooklyn
  • Sankofa Aban Brooklyn
  • Sankofa Bed & Breakfast

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Guests under 21 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

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