Hidden Brooklyn Gems - Part I



Description:

Scratching the surface of Brooklyn's hidden gems: from Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.

Photo: Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. By Sarah.

user rating

Author: Sarah


Day 1 - New York, Brooklyn


You’ll need a home base to explore Brooklyn, and Park Slope’s Bed and Breakfast on the Park is a charming, homey option in an elegant brownstone on the edge of Prospect Park. (For a larger hotel, and a location closer to Manhattan, try the Brooklyn Marriott.) Amble through the park out to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a tranquil walk: highlights include the rose garden in summer, spring’s cherry trees in bloom, and the Japanese garden. If you’ve got the energy and the inclination, the Brooklyn Museum is just past the entrance to the Botanic Garden. After a full day of exploring the area, have an early dinner at the small but renowned Italian trattoria Al di La. Later on, take a stroll along Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue for a taste of Brooklyn’s nightlife; the Gate is a great spot for an outdoor drink.


3

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

user rating

Location:

900 Washington Ave
At Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
New York, NY 11238

Contact:

tel: +1 718 623 7200


4

Brooklyn Museum of Art

user rating

expert pick

Location:

200 Eastern Pkwy
(at Washington Avenue)
New York, NY 11238

Contact:

tel: +1 718 638 5000
fax: +1 718 501 6136


5

Al di Là Trattoria

user rating

expert pick

Location:

248 5th Avenue (Carroll Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1201

Contact:

tel: 1 718 783 4565 / 1 718 636 8888


6

Gate (The)

user rating

Location:

321 Fifth Avenue
Between 3rd Street and 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-2808

Contact:

tel: 718 768 4329


Day 2 - New York, Brooklyn


On your second day, explore a new area of Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo. Wander around the historic Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and end up at the Promenade, where you can walk northwards along the East River and enjoy picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline. Once you reach the Brooklyn Bridge, you enter Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, a great place to stop for a picnic or an ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. For dinner, try the nearby Superfine, or take a trek out to Carroll Gardens/Red Hook (F train to Carroll Street) and sample some great Mexican food at Alma. The real draw here is the rooftop dining area, where you can sip margaritas or mojitos while taking in another, even more stunning angle of that famous skyline at sunset.


1

Empire - Fulton Ferry State Park

Location:

26 New Dock Street
New York, NY 11201

Contact:

tel: +1 718 858 4708


3

Alma

Location:

187 Columbia Street
at Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Contact:

tel: 718 643 5400


Day 3 - Brooklyn


For a leisurely final day, have Sunday brunch at Applewood (dinners here are also sensational) and spend the afternoon lazing around Prospect Park.


1

Applewood

Location:

501 11th Street
at Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact:

tel: 718.788.1810


2

Prospect Park

Location:

Eastern Parkway to Parkside Avenue
At Grand Army Plaza, bounded by Prospect Park West, Parkside Ave., and Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Contact:

tel: +1 718 965 8951


© 2014 NileGuide.com   ·   Blog   ·   Facebook   ·   Contact Us   ·   About Us   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms & Conditions