Heading to New York next month from Boston to see the Yankees for the first time in years. We've been there a few times but my wife would like to do something different like a visit to Brooklyn and maybe a stop in Harlem on the way to the game. Any points of interest in Brooklyn would be greatly appreciated. Staying at the Knickabocker Hotel in Manhattan. From what I remember Yankee stadium is easy enough to get to but not a glue about Brooklyn.
Roberta's in Bushwick is one of the best pizza places in the city. Look at the events calendar for BAM and the show schedule for Brooklyn Bowl and see if anything appeals to you. Can't remember the neighborhoods but they're in brooklyn. DUMBO is fun to walk around - great views of Brooklyn bridge of course. Grimaldi's is there - another great pizza place but so famous that the wait can be insanely long. If your wife likes chocolate there's a place called Jacques Torres chocolate that's amazing. And the neighborhood has a lot of art galleries. As do Williamsburgh and Bushwick these days.
Need reservations but can sit at the bar and then walk to several fine nearby restaurants. No credit cards...a barge in the east river under the brooklyn Bridge.
One of the greatest places on the planet. I had large businesses in Brooklyn and know Manhattan and Brooklyn like the back of my hand....nothing compares. And if you just walk in the park there or down the promonade from there...it's worthwhile.
The statue, the lower skyline, the bridges like diamond braclets, (Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, The Chrysler, Empire and Freedom tower. But the star is the oldest suspension bridge in the world...Built with primitive techniques while the Indian wars were still raging. Gothic arches, cables strung like strings in a harp, workers coming up with the bends and no one knew what it was.
You can thank me afterwards...and if you go there, you'll want to.
Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo/Brooklyn Bridge park
or 2/3 and get off at Borough Hall
A/C and F also gets off more north near Dumbo. Check the map.
I'd hang in Williamsburg. Cool shops, wacky shows, great food and more hipsters/sq. mile than anywhere else on the planet.
I did a walking tour a year ago and it was just ok. But that's the kind of thing you could do on your own. I'm sure there are on line resources. However, even as a resident I took one of the bus tours recently and really liked it. They have uptown tours that cover the less well traveled part of the city.
a weekly food "festival" in Williamsburg on Saturdays and Prospect Park on Sundays.
A very brooklyn thing to do SMorgasburg
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