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Parks
Prospect Park is an urban park in Brooklyn, New York City. The park is situated between the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, and Windsor Terrace, and is adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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Prospect Park
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Prospect Park is an urban park in Brooklyn, New York City. The park is situated between the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, and Windsor Terrace, and is adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
334 Furman St
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Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River in New York City.
Museum
The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
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The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
The New York Transit Museum is a museum that displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region.
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New York Transit Museum
99 Boerum Place
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The New York Transit Museum is a museum that displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region.
Activities For Kids
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a children's museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1899, it is the first children's museum in the United States – and according to some, the first one worldwide. It is unusual in its location in what is predominantly a residential area.
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Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
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The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a children's museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1899, it is the first children's museum in the United States – and according to some, the first one worldwide. It is unusual in its location in what is predominantly a residential area.
The Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. As of 2016, the zoo houses 864 animals representing about 176 species, and as of 2007, it averages 300,000 visitors annually.
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Zoo de Prospect Park
450 Flatbush Avenue
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The Prospect Park Zoo is a 12-acre zoo located off Flatbush Avenue on the eastern side of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. As of 2016, the zoo houses 864 animals representing about 176 species, and as of 2007, it averages 300,000 visitors annually.
Sightseeing
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. It was founded in 1910 and is located in Mount Prospect Park in central Brooklyn, adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The 52-acre garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year.
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Jardin botanique de Brooklyn
990 Washington Avenue
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. It was founded in 1910 and is located in Mount Prospect Park in central Brooklyn, adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The 52-acre garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year.
Grand Army Plaza hosts a year-round Saturday morning greenmarket selling everything from fresh-cut, dried lavender to a fierce beet horseradish that you won’t know what to do with, but will want to buy in bulk anyway. Pick up fresh goat and aged cow’s cheeses, Ulster County breads, and hard apple cider for a picnic in adjacent Prospect Park.
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Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Avenue
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Grand Army Plaza hosts a year-round Saturday morning greenmarket selling everything from fresh-cut, dried lavender to a fierce beet horseradish that you won’t know what to do with, but will want to buy in bulk anyway. Pick up fresh goat and aged cow’s cheeses, Ulster County breads, and hard apple cider for a picnic in adjacent Prospect Park.
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Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue
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The Brooklyn Public Library is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States.
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Brooklyn Public Library - Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza
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The Brooklyn Public Library is the public library system of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. It is the fifth largest public library system in the United States.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, also called the Esplanade, is a 1,826-foot-long platform and pedestrian walkway cantilevered over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, United States.
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, also called the Esplanade, is a 1,826-foot-long platform and pedestrian walkway cantilevered over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, United States.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing across the East River.
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Pont de Brooklyn
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The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing across the East River.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant-garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant-garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.
Food Scene
Breukelen Coffee House has an unreasonably friendly staff and a Nutella mocha that’ll change your mind about your typical black coffee order. When the shop expanded with a spacious back room (and electrical outlets!) it solidified its reputation as a Crown Heights hangout.
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Breukelen Coffee House
764 Franklin Avenue
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Breukelen Coffee House has an unreasonably friendly staff and a Nutella mocha that’ll change your mind about your typical black coffee order. When the shop expanded with a spacious back room (and electrical outlets!) it solidified its reputation as a Crown Heights hangout.
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Little Zelda
728 Franklin Ave
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791 Washington Ave., nr. Lincoln Pl.; 347-627-8298 In a neighborhood known for its wealth of Caribbean restaurants and bounty of bars, a tasting-menu restaurant stands out. Especially one with food as inventively conceived and meticulously crafted as Oxalis, named for an edible plant in the wood sorrel family. It’s the brainchild of Nico Russell, a Daniel alum who gained a following through pop-up dinners before settling down in a permanent space of his own. That space is segmented into an open-kitchened dining room up front and a glass-walled barroom in back; the former is the setting for the tasting menu, a relative steal at $60 for four-to-six courses. Russell’s cooking exhibits the influence of Paris’s low-frills, high-technique neo-bistros with a whiff of New Nordic, and a fondness for ingredients like spruce and whey and nori wafers. Though the menu changes often, roasted duck has become something of a signature, and the bar upholds the culinary standards with plates like creamy farro with charred brassicas and snails, which practically requires an order of house-made brioche to sop it up. The service and the drinks are neighborhood standouts, too.
Oxalis
791 Washington Ave
791 Washington Ave., nr. Lincoln Pl.; 347-627-8298 In a neighborhood known for its wealth of Caribbean restaurants and bounty of bars, a tasting-menu restaurant stands out. Especially one with food as inventively conceived and meticulously crafted as Oxalis, named for an edible plant in the wood sorrel family. It’s the brainchild of Nico Russell, a Daniel alum who gained a following through pop-up dinners before settling down in a permanent space of his own. That space is segmented into an open-kitchened dining room up front and a glass-walled barroom in back; the former is the setting for the tasting menu, a relative steal at $60 for four-to-six courses. Russell’s cooking exhibits the influence of Paris’s low-frills, high-technique neo-bistros with a whiff of New Nordic, and a fondness for ingredients like spruce and whey and nori wafers. Though the menu changes often, roasted duck has become something of a signature, and the bar upholds the culinary standards with plates like creamy farro with charred brassicas and snails, which practically requires an order of house-made brioche to sop it up. The service and the drinks are neighborhood standouts, too.
671 Washington Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave.; 718-398-3575 The Islands has been serving the best Caribbean food in the neighborhood since 2001, but with the old bi-level space and sloped upstairs dining room, you would have been hard-pressed to find a reason to eat in there. At its new Washington Avenue home, the Islands owner Marilyn Reid has found a space where you’ll want to linger over your tender jerk chicken and perfectly braised oxtail. The Calypso shrimp is another crowd favorite, but no matter what you get, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t add on an order of the formidable macaroni and cheese. We acknowledge all of the typical knocks against the Islands — glacial service, running out of dishes — but when you’ve got a plate of food this impeccable in front of you, none of that really matters.
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The Islands
671 Washington Ave
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671 Washington Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave.; 718-398-3575 The Islands has been serving the best Caribbean food in the neighborhood since 2001, but with the old bi-level space and sloped upstairs dining room, you would have been hard-pressed to find a reason to eat in there. At its new Washington Avenue home, the Islands owner Marilyn Reid has found a space where you’ll want to linger over your tender jerk chicken and perfectly braised oxtail. The Calypso shrimp is another crowd favorite, but no matter what you get, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t add on an order of the formidable macaroni and cheese. We acknowledge all of the typical knocks against the Islands — glacial service, running out of dishes — but when you’ve got a plate of food this impeccable in front of you, none of that really matters.
747 Franklin Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 516-418-2063 When we wandered into the old husk of the BKW space during Hunky Dory’s “super duper soft opening,” the place was packed, and with good reason: Even in its nascent, alcohol-free form this all-day café was firing on all cylinders. The scrambled-egg sandwich dripping with Vermont cheddar and caramelized onions is a standout version of that old classic, and the “green egg & ham,” with its off-putting Seussian name, is as delicious as it is inventive, taking its color from the chile broth the soft-poached egg and ham are served in. Now that the restaurant has its liquor license in hand and is serving drinks by San Francisco bartender Claire Sprouse, you’ll want to go for dinner service or late-night snacks (the kitchen serves food until 1 a.m.). If you’re with friends, order multiple servings of the cod “tots,” which will make you believe in a higher power.
Hunky Dory
747 Franklin Ave
747 Franklin Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 516-418-2063 When we wandered into the old husk of the BKW space during Hunky Dory’s “super duper soft opening,” the place was packed, and with good reason: Even in its nascent, alcohol-free form this all-day café was firing on all cylinders. The scrambled-egg sandwich dripping with Vermont cheddar and caramelized onions is a standout version of that old classic, and the “green egg & ham,” with its off-putting Seussian name, is as delicious as it is inventive, taking its color from the chile broth the soft-poached egg and ham are served in. Now that the restaurant has its liquor license in hand and is serving drinks by San Francisco bartender Claire Sprouse, you’ll want to go for dinner service or late-night snacks (the kitchen serves food until 1 a.m.). If you’re with friends, order multiple servings of the cod “tots,” which will make you believe in a higher power.
1075 Bergen St., nr. Nostrand Ave.; 718-513-0724 The real draw of this intimate sushiya off Nostrand from two Sushi of Gari vets is the expert yet affordable omakase, which is available at the eight-seat bar. For $70, you’ll receive three appetizers, ten pieces of nigiri, and a hand roll. The fish is aged in-house and can go toe-to-toe with the more lauded omakase restaurants across the East River; some highlights include the fatty Spanish tuna and the mackerel from Nagasaki Prefecture, topped with sesame salt and thinly sliced shallots. The service in the slender space is unparalleled, and the sushi chefs don’t rush as they explain the origin of the fish and often take into account your individual preferences (and occasionally will throw in an extra piece). If you don’t have the time or budget for the full omakase experience, you can order à la carte in the main dining room. The only real downside here is that Uotora still doesn’t have a liquor license, and a meal this good calls for sake.
Uotora
1075 Bergen St
1075 Bergen St., nr. Nostrand Ave.; 718-513-0724 The real draw of this intimate sushiya off Nostrand from two Sushi of Gari vets is the expert yet affordable omakase, which is available at the eight-seat bar. For $70, you’ll receive three appetizers, ten pieces of nigiri, and a hand roll. The fish is aged in-house and can go toe-to-toe with the more lauded omakase restaurants across the East River; some highlights include the fatty Spanish tuna and the mackerel from Nagasaki Prefecture, topped with sesame salt and thinly sliced shallots. The service in the slender space is unparalleled, and the sushi chefs don’t rush as they explain the origin of the fish and often take into account your individual preferences (and occasionally will throw in an extra piece). If you don’t have the time or budget for the full omakase experience, you can order à la carte in the main dining room. The only real downside here is that Uotora still doesn’t have a liquor license, and a meal this good calls for sake.
355 Rogers Ave., at Sullivan Pl., Crown Heights; 718-484-7555 Rawlston Williams’s counter-service spot on the south edge of Crown Heights restaurant is rightfully lauded for some of the best Caribbean in the neighborhood. The massive island bowls are as filling as they are delicious, and you can’t go wrong with the succulent jerk chicken and oxtail that falls off the bone. But with limited communal seating, this location is best for takeout, especially if you’d rather wash your dish down with a beer than the (rather excellent) mauby on offer.
The Food Sermon
355 Rogers Ave., at Sullivan Pl., Crown Heights; 718-484-7555 Rawlston Williams’s counter-service spot on the south edge of Crown Heights restaurant is rightfully lauded for some of the best Caribbean in the neighborhood. The massive island bowls are as filling as they are delicious, and you can’t go wrong with the succulent jerk chicken and oxtail that falls off the bone. But with limited communal seating, this location is best for takeout, especially if you’d rather wash your dish down with a beer than the (rather excellent) mauby on offer.
788 Franklin Ave., at Lincoln Pl.; 718-622-0249 No sit-down restaurant along Franklin will serve you satisfying food faster than this lively technicolor spot, where the food zips out of the kitchen almost as soon as you order it. But, based on the strength of the cocktails from beverage director Shannon Mustipher, a rum whisperer who literally wrote the book on tropical drinks, there are few places you’ll want to spend more time lingering in. An ideal meal for two is the curried goat, an order of jerk pork, bok choy, and the savory festival, a Caribbean dumpling akin to a hush puppy. Pair these with the potent Painkillers from the bar and you’re in business.
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Glady's
788 Franklin Avenue
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788 Franklin Ave., at Lincoln Pl.; 718-622-0249 No sit-down restaurant along Franklin will serve you satisfying food faster than this lively technicolor spot, where the food zips out of the kitchen almost as soon as you order it. But, based on the strength of the cocktails from beverage director Shannon Mustipher, a rum whisperer who literally wrote the book on tropical drinks, there are few places you’ll want to spend more time lingering in. An ideal meal for two is the curried goat, an order of jerk pork, bok choy, and the savory festival, a Caribbean dumpling akin to a hush puppy. Pair these with the potent Painkillers from the bar and you’re in business.
657 Washington Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave.; 718-636-2900 Located at the outer edge of Crown Heights, MeMe’s reimagines a classic diner, replete with patty melts and deviled-egg dips, with a uniquely queer sensibility, resulting in a restaurant that both comforts and delights. Here, the retro diner aesthetic is updated in a sleekly modern teal-and-tan color palette that highlights this melding. The patty melt, served on marbled rye, is delicious, and a staple of both the brunch and dinner menus. If the babkas are on the brunch menu, don’t miss them. While the food is all unfailingly excellent, MeMe’s does suffer from kitchen miscues like running out of a dish early in the evening or erratic coursing. But the phenomenal baked goods make up for any deficits, which shouldn’t be a surprise given that owners Bill Clark and Libby Willis met while working at Greenpoint bakery Ovenly. Usually two seasonal pies or cakes are on offer.
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MeMe's Diner
657 Washington Ave
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657 Washington Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave.; 718-636-2900 Located at the outer edge of Crown Heights, MeMe’s reimagines a classic diner, replete with patty melts and deviled-egg dips, with a uniquely queer sensibility, resulting in a restaurant that both comforts and delights. Here, the retro diner aesthetic is updated in a sleekly modern teal-and-tan color palette that highlights this melding. The patty melt, served on marbled rye, is delicious, and a staple of both the brunch and dinner menus. If the babkas are on the brunch menu, don’t miss them. While the food is all unfailingly excellent, MeMe’s does suffer from kitchen miscues like running out of a dish early in the evening or erratic coursing. But the phenomenal baked goods make up for any deficits, which shouldn’t be a surprise given that owners Bill Clark and Libby Willis met while working at Greenpoint bakery Ovenly. Usually two seasonal pies or cakes are on offer.
1524 Bergen St., nr. Schenectady St.; 347-406-7710 The brainchild of a Malian and Korean chef, who met working at a Thai restaurant, this all-day cafe off the Utica stop blends a number of culinary traditions, with results that are consummately satisfying. The coconut oxtail stew and Japanese chicken curry are packed with flavor, but the unheralded gems on the menu are the avocado toast, delightfully reimagined on fried-plantain tostones and doused with coconut beet sauce, and the fried rice with lomo sauce stirred in, giving it an incredible savory flavor. There are also a number of medicinal teas and juices on offer, including the compelling tumeric lemonade. On a recent visit, we were the only ones at this brightly lit space, which is a shame because this is a restaurant that punches far above its weight and deserves some love.
Tamra Teahouse
1524 Bergen St
1524 Bergen St., nr. Schenectady St.; 347-406-7710 The brainchild of a Malian and Korean chef, who met working at a Thai restaurant, this all-day cafe off the Utica stop blends a number of culinary traditions, with results that are consummately satisfying. The coconut oxtail stew and Japanese chicken curry are packed with flavor, but the unheralded gems on the menu are the avocado toast, delightfully reimagined on fried-plantain tostones and doused with coconut beet sauce, and the fried rice with lomo sauce stirred in, giving it an incredible savory flavor. There are also a number of medicinal teas and juices on offer, including the compelling tumeric lemonade. On a recent visit, we were the only ones at this brightly lit space, which is a shame because this is a restaurant that punches far above its weight and deserves some love.
764 Nostrand Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 718-773-3476 Since 1974, Gloria’s has been serving some of the finest Trinidadian food you’ll find in New York — and to our mind, the best roti around, especially the pumpkin and bhagee variation.
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Gloria's Caribbean Cuisine
764 Nostrand Avenue
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764 Nostrand Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 718-773-3476 Since 1974, Gloria’s has been serving some of the finest Trinidadian food you’ll find in New York — and to our mind, the best roti around, especially the pumpkin and bhagee variation.
798 Franklin Ave., nr. Eastern Parkway; 917-966-2670 The calling card of this refined, comfortable sibling of Clinton Hill’s Aita is the formidable lasagna, which is as big as a bread box. All the pastas here are a marvel, in fact, especially the bucatini all’Amatriciana with its liberal chunks of pancetta, and the vegetarian-friendly spinach scialatielli with beautiful roasted vegetables in a basil pesto. As far as appetizers go, the octopus in a smoked-paprika vinaigrette is one of the best takes on the near-ubiquitous eight-legged starter that we’ve seen yet. Be forewarned that the portions are more than generous, so you’ll want to order judiciously to save room for the flourless chocolate cake. A small quibble is that the dining room often feels understaffed, so service can be on the slow side. We would recommend this as an ideal date spot, but judging by the conversations at adjacent tables on a recent visit, it seems like the neighborhood has already figured out this selling point.
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Aita Trattoria
798A Franklin Avenue
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798 Franklin Ave., nr. Eastern Parkway; 917-966-2670 The calling card of this refined, comfortable sibling of Clinton Hill’s Aita is the formidable lasagna, which is as big as a bread box. All the pastas here are a marvel, in fact, especially the bucatini all’Amatriciana with its liberal chunks of pancetta, and the vegetarian-friendly spinach scialatielli with beautiful roasted vegetables in a basil pesto. As far as appetizers go, the octopus in a smoked-paprika vinaigrette is one of the best takes on the near-ubiquitous eight-legged starter that we’ve seen yet. Be forewarned that the portions are more than generous, so you’ll want to order judiciously to save room for the flourless chocolate cake. A small quibble is that the dining room often feels understaffed, so service can be on the slow side. We would recommend this as an ideal date spot, but judging by the conversations at adjacent tables on a recent visit, it seems like the neighborhood has already figured out this selling point.
781 Franklin Ave., nr. St. Johns Pl.; 718-483-8834 Nothing about this wood-fired Neapolitan pizza restaurant breaks the mold, but the grand sum of its attendant service, great beverage direction, perfectly crafted pies, and warm atmosphere make it a neighborhood restaurant you’ll want to keep coming back to. The wine list has a good selection of natural wines, and though the cocktail list rotates often, you can’t go wrong with the rye-based Old Faithful. Start with the burrata and the kale caesar salad, which will win you over even if you’re not a kale person. Both come with standout strips of garlic bread that have been cooked in the wood-fired oven. After that, a single pie will be more than enough for two. The classic margherita is a sure bet for Neapolitan-pizza purists, but the soppressata piccante with hot honey and the cremini-and-sausage pies have never let us down.
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Barboncino Pizza
781 Franklin Avenue
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781 Franklin Ave., nr. St. Johns Pl.; 718-483-8834 Nothing about this wood-fired Neapolitan pizza restaurant breaks the mold, but the grand sum of its attendant service, great beverage direction, perfectly crafted pies, and warm atmosphere make it a neighborhood restaurant you’ll want to keep coming back to. The wine list has a good selection of natural wines, and though the cocktail list rotates often, you can’t go wrong with the rye-based Old Faithful. Start with the burrata and the kale caesar salad, which will win you over even if you’re not a kale person. Both come with standout strips of garlic bread that have been cooked in the wood-fired oven. After that, a single pie will be more than enough for two. The classic margherita is a sure bet for Neapolitan-pizza purists, but the soppressata piccante with hot honey and the cremini-and-sausage pies have never let us down.
1032 Union St., nr. Franklin Ave.; 347-405-9727 Michael Gordon’s small eatery off Franklin specializes in the very best of Ital cooking, a natural, largely vegetarian diet that eschews additives and comes to us from the Rastafarian tradition. Every dish on the menu here is loaded with flavor and, considering the high quality of the ingredients, remarkably affordable. The stews are the way to go for first-timers, particularly the Thai-fi Stew, that’s cooked in coconut milk and a flavorful Thai curry, and the broccoli-based stir fry, Stir It Up Nice. Note that Ital Kitchen is BYOB.
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Ital Kitchen
1032 Union Street
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1032 Union St., nr. Franklin Ave.; 347-405-9727 Michael Gordon’s small eatery off Franklin specializes in the very best of Ital cooking, a natural, largely vegetarian diet that eschews additives and comes to us from the Rastafarian tradition. Every dish on the menu here is loaded with flavor and, considering the high quality of the ingredients, remarkably affordable. The stews are the way to go for first-timers, particularly the Thai-fi Stew, that’s cooked in coconut milk and a flavorful Thai curry, and the broccoli-based stir fry, Stir It Up Nice. Note that Ital Kitchen is BYOB.
759 Nostrand Ave., nr. St. Johns Pl.; 718-552-2005 This sunny Latin American coffeehouse on Nostrand, from a veteran of the Momofuku empire, is your best bet for a salad in a neighborhood that isn’t particularly well-known for its lighter options. The kale and lentil is a favorite, and for brunch, you can’t go wrong with any of the sandwiches or the pork hash. We especially recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxed brunch location.
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Colina Cuervo
759 Nostrand Avenue
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759 Nostrand Ave., nr. St. Johns Pl.; 718-552-2005 This sunny Latin American coffeehouse on Nostrand, from a veteran of the Momofuku empire, is your best bet for a salad in a neighborhood that isn’t particularly well-known for its lighter options. The kale and lentil is a favorite, and for brunch, you can’t go wrong with any of the sandwiches or the pork hash. We especially recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxed brunch location.
736 Franklin Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 718-622-3100 We’ll grant that this is one of most polarizing restaurants in Crown Heights, with neighborhood stalwarts who will either think it’s ranked much too low and others who will be incensed that it was even included, but for what it is — a homey, moderately priced Mexican restaurant — Chavela’s excels. Some standouts on the menu include the huitlacoche quesadillas and fish tacos, available for both brunch and dinner, and you can’t go wrong with any of the mole-based dishes here, especially the Aurelia’s Mole, with chicken doused in a flavorful, chocolatey mole. For brunch, a pitcher of sangria is practically obligatory, along with the breakfast enchiladas.
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Chavela's
736 Franklin Avenue
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736 Franklin Ave., at Sterling Pl.; 718-622-3100 We’ll grant that this is one of most polarizing restaurants in Crown Heights, with neighborhood stalwarts who will either think it’s ranked much too low and others who will be incensed that it was even included, but for what it is — a homey, moderately priced Mexican restaurant — Chavela’s excels. Some standouts on the menu include the huitlacoche quesadillas and fish tacos, available for both brunch and dinner, and you can’t go wrong with any of the mole-based dishes here, especially the Aurelia’s Mole, with chicken doused in a flavorful, chocolatey mole. For brunch, a pitcher of sangria is practically obligatory, along with the breakfast enchiladas.
613 Franklin Ave., nr. Dean St.; 718-484-1507 Their lobster and crab rolls are very satisfying, but you’ll keep coming back for the savory crab-and-corn chowder and pan-fried corn bread, which together comprise the perfect meal, especially on a cold night. That said, we might suggest ordering it for takeout since this cramped space can get a little drafty in the winter. During the summer months, grab a bag of the spicy steamed shrimp to eat at the outside tables.
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The Crabby Shack
613 Franklin Avenue
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613 Franklin Ave., nr. Dean St.; 718-484-1507 Their lobster and crab rolls are very satisfying, but you’ll keep coming back for the savory crab-and-corn chowder and pan-fried corn bread, which together comprise the perfect meal, especially on a cold night. That said, we might suggest ordering it for takeout since this cramped space can get a little drafty in the winter. During the summer months, grab a bag of the spicy steamed shrimp to eat at the outside tables.
Smorgasburg is a weekly festival of over 100 food vendors, as well as a full outdoor bar. Located in beautiful Prospect Park, Smorgasburg appeals to kids and adults alike.
Smorgasburg Prospect Park
Smorgasburg is a weekly festival of over 100 food vendors, as well as a full outdoor bar. Located in beautiful Prospect Park, Smorgasburg appeals to kids and adults alike.
Night-Life
Franklin Park is Crown Heights’ best bar. It’s at once a beer garden, bar, restaurant, and -- most importantly -- game room. Thankfully, the bar can easily accommodate the crowds with its picnic table-filled, tree-shaded courtyard that’s perfect on balmy nights. In addition to Pop-a-Shot and Skee-Ball, the bar is also known for its special events, including a regular Monday reading series, screenings of The Walking Dead, and weekend DJ sets.
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Franklin Park
618 Saint Johns Place
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Franklin Park is Crown Heights’ best bar. It’s at once a beer garden, bar, restaurant, and -- most importantly -- game room. Thankfully, the bar can easily accommodate the crowds with its picnic table-filled, tree-shaded courtyard that’s perfect on balmy nights. In addition to Pop-a-Shot and Skee-Ball, the bar is also known for its special events, including a regular Monday reading series, screenings of The Walking Dead, and weekend DJ sets.
Massive beer hall Berg'n and may draw crowds
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BERG'N
899 Bergen Street
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Massive beer hall Berg'n and may draw crowds
You could make the case that Crown Heights is the new Williamsburg, and King Tai would make for some pretty solid evidence. It’s a tiny bar that feels like a soda fountain for adults, and it attracts the sort of people who look like they should live in Williamsburg but can no longer afford to (because no one can). It’s a nice place to get a drink. Weekends are fun and lively, and they somehow fit a DJ in the corner.
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King Tai
1095 Bergen Street
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You could make the case that Crown Heights is the new Williamsburg, and King Tai would make for some pretty solid evidence. It’s a tiny bar that feels like a soda fountain for adults, and it attracts the sort of people who look like they should live in Williamsburg but can no longer afford to (because no one can). It’s a nice place to get a drink. Weekends are fun and lively, and they somehow fit a DJ in the corner.
Bearded Lady is the best of both worlds. It’s nicer than your average bar, but they also have a pool table. They also make good cocktails (but also serve cheap domestic beer). So you can either sit at a table and have a nice cocktail while you talk about how the latest “Shouts and Murmurs” was really funny (but not, like, laugh-out-loud funny), or you can loiter around the pool table like you’re in some hipster remake of The Hustler. Do what you want here. It’s an ideal neighborhood hang.
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Bearded Lady
686 Washington Avenue
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Bearded Lady is the best of both worlds. It’s nicer than your average bar, but they also have a pool table. They also make good cocktails (but also serve cheap domestic beer). So you can either sit at a table and have a nice cocktail while you talk about how the latest “Shouts and Murmurs” was really funny (but not, like, laugh-out-loud funny), or you can loiter around the pool table like you’re in some hipster remake of The Hustler. Do what you want here. It’s an ideal neighborhood hang.
If Crown Heights has a neighborhood bar, it’s currently Crown Inn. This place is a pub, but not a sleepy one. Weekends are, in fact, very loud and pretty crowded. The crowd skews a little older than a place like Friends and Lovers or Franklin Park, however, and that means it doesn’t get as stupid. (No one’s going to ask you for a light while holding a lighter then trip into a wall.) It’s a good place to drink with friends, and you could even meet a Tinder date here. It’s dark enough for that.
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The Crown Inn
724 Franklin Avenue
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If Crown Heights has a neighborhood bar, it’s currently Crown Inn. This place is a pub, but not a sleepy one. Weekends are, in fact, very loud and pretty crowded. The crowd skews a little older than a place like Friends and Lovers or Franklin Park, however, and that means it doesn’t get as stupid. (No one’s going to ask you for a light while holding a lighter then trip into a wall.) It’s a good place to drink with friends, and you could even meet a Tinder date here. It’s dark enough for that.
Speaking of Friends and Lovers, it’s a mess. But sometimes you want that. All of these bars serve a different purpose, and the purpose of this place is to have a few too many drinks and dance. There are two rooms here and, on weekends, the back room turns into a dance party with a rotating DJ. Expect people fresh out of college as well as the types of people who still feel like they’re fresh out of college. Just know that it’s cash-only and they might charge a cover.
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Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue
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Speaking of Friends and Lovers, it’s a mess. But sometimes you want that. All of these bars serve a different purpose, and the purpose of this place is to have a few too many drinks and dance. There are two rooms here and, on weekends, the back room turns into a dance party with a rotating DJ. Expect people fresh out of college as well as the types of people who still feel like they’re fresh out of college. Just know that it’s cash-only and they might charge a cover.
When you want something between a quiet bar and a place where people are getting sweaty on each other, try Two Saints. On a slow night, you could bring a date and have a few drinks, but on weekends it’s a little too busy for conversation. The bar itself isn’t huge, but there are a decent number of tables and a nice sitting area in the back corner. They also have a DJ. Which makes us think that this neighborhood has a surplus of DJ’s. We aren’t complaining.
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Two Saints
753 Nostrand Avenue
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When you want something between a quiet bar and a place where people are getting sweaty on each other, try Two Saints. On a slow night, you could bring a date and have a few drinks, but on weekends it’s a little too busy for conversation. The bar itself isn’t huge, but there are a decent number of tables and a nice sitting area in the back corner. They also have a DJ. Which makes us think that this neighborhood has a surplus of DJ’s. We aren’t complaining.
Dear beer nerds, we give you Covenhoven. Get a craft beer on tap or pick an obscure bottle from their fridge. There’s a big selection, and they’ll even pour you a taste. Non-beer nerds should know, however, that this is actually a nice place to hang out. There are a bunch of tables inside, but the backyard is truly where it’s at. It’s a little fenced-in area with patio furniture, and if you dress warm on a cool night, you might get it all to yourself.
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Covenhoven
730 Classon Avenue
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Dear beer nerds, we give you Covenhoven. Get a craft beer on tap or pick an obscure bottle from their fridge. There’s a big selection, and they’ll even pour you a taste. Non-beer nerds should know, however, that this is actually a nice place to hang out. There are a bunch of tables inside, but the backyard is truly where it’s at. It’s a little fenced-in area with patio furniture, and if you dress warm on a cool night, you might get it all to yourself.
Ode to Babel looks like your living room if your living room had a bar. It’s a little hybrid shop/venue/lounge, and it’s a sleeper candidate for the best first-date spot in the neighborhood. There might be a DJ (naturally) playing some good music in the corner, but there won’t be a ton of people shouting at one another. There are also a few nice couches, a couple of tables, and they host live music some nights.
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Ode to Babel
772 Dean St
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Ode to Babel looks like your living room if your living room had a bar. It’s a little hybrid shop/venue/lounge, and it’s a sleeper candidate for the best first-date spot in the neighborhood. There might be a DJ (naturally) playing some good music in the corner, but there won’t be a ton of people shouting at one another. There are also a few nice couches, a couple of tables, and they host live music some nights.
You have to wonder if the name came before the concept. It’s a good name, and it gets right to the point. This place does in fact have butter and scotch - because it’s a bar that serves dessert. It’s where you go on your birthday or after dinner or after you fold your laundry and feel you deserve a piece of cake with a side of alcohol. It’s a fun place, especially for adults.
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Butter & Scotch
818 Franklin Avenue
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You have to wonder if the name came before the concept. It’s a good name, and it gets right to the point. This place does in fact have butter and scotch - because it’s a bar that serves dessert. It’s where you go on your birthday or after dinner or after you fold your laundry and feel you deserve a piece of cake with a side of alcohol. It’s a fun place, especially for adults.
Beer nerds, we’re back. And now we have Gold Star for you. They have 16 beers on tap at any given time, and they’re all of the relatively obscure craft variety. So go ahead and collect them all like they’re Pokemon. You can even take a growler to go, and nothing says I might probably live in Brooklyn like a growler. They also have bottles, cans, and snacks like meat and cheese.
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Gold Star Beer Counter
176 Underhill Avenue
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Beer nerds, we’re back. And now we have Gold Star for you. They have 16 beers on tap at any given time, and they’re all of the relatively obscure craft variety. So go ahead and collect them all like they’re Pokemon. You can even take a growler to go, and nothing says I might probably live in Brooklyn like a growler. They also have bottles, cans, and snacks like meat and cheese.
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Super Power
722 Nostrand Ave
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Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, and is also one of the home arenas for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
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Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Avenue
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Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association, and is also one of the home arenas for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.