The most populous of New York’s five boroughs, Brooklyn has a neighborhood for everyone. Rising prices and limited availability in Manhattan, have led families, professionals, and cool young people to Brooklyn. Prospect Park offers green space some argue trumps Central Park while Coney Island provides traditional boardwalk rides and amusements in addition to hosting the yearly Mermaid Parade and Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. The new Barclays stadium allows Brooklyn to play host to large sporting and musical events, though small concert venues can be found all over the borough promoting smaller performances. Restaurants from new and trendy to longtime neighborhood favorites give Brooklyn residents endless cuisine options. Brooklyn offers all types of housing from spacious lofts to nearly suburban housing, old buildings and new construction. Numerous subway lines, the East River Ferry, and plentiful bike lanes make commuting from and within Brooklyn a breeze.