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A Brooklynite's Guide to Brooklyn

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arts + culture,
design + architecture,

I live in Brooklyn and love dragging--er, showing--other people around my hometown. Brooklyn has it all over Manhattan: insanely-great shopping, great food, and a chillaxed atmosphere. This trip plan contains some of my all-time favorite spots in the Better Borough, but I'd also highly recommend walking tours of Smith Street and Court Street between Atlantic and Fourth, Fifth Avenue between Flatbush and 9th, and Atlantic Avenue between Bond and the waterfront. Come to Brooklyn!


Shop ABC Carpet & Home, New York City

Despite the fact that the average New Yorker's apartment could generously be compared to a shoebox, the residents of Gotham sure do love their homewares. And... more

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Brooklyn Bridge
See + Do Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

When it was completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was a marvel of civil engineering—the longest suspension bridge in the world. Over 150,000 people... more

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Nightlife Bembe, Brooklyn

A happy, multiculti crowd bucks the standard rocker-dive trend at this lounge in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. The interior, created almost entirely... more

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Shop Sahadi's, Brooklyn

This Middle Eastern supermarket is one of the few remnants of the ethnic enclave that once thrived on the Atlantic Avenue corridor. Homesick Arabs from around... more

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Shop Bird, Brooklyn

Bird brands itself as one of Brooklyn's first fashion destinations. That may be something of a stretch, but it certainly was a pioneer when it set up shop in... more

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See + Do Dumbo, Brooklyn

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass was a wasteland not long ago. You could practically see tumbleweed bowling down Front Street. Now it's all lofts and... more

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See + Do Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was reportedly more proud of this 585-acre idyll than anything else in his repertoire. He and partner Calvert Vaux... more

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Brooklyn Academy of Music
See + Do Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

BAM is one of the premier avant-garde venues in the country, showcasing music, theater, and modern dance. Curators take chances that couldn't be taken in... more

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Eating Ici, Brooklyn

Fort Greene's abundance of 19th century brownstones and French expats can lend it a decidedly European feel. This haute bistro certainly plays a role as well,... more

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Eating Franny's, Brooklyn

At first glance, this unassuming trattoria on the northern fringe of Park Slope might seem an unlikely candidate for what some glossies (most notably New York... more

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Eating Frankie's 457 Spuntino, Brooklyn

A spuntino, according to Frankie Falcinelli's nonna, is a snack and also a place that serves them—so what else could Falcinelli and Frankie Castronovo... more

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Eating Alma, Brooklyn

The secret may be out by now, but you'll still feel in the know as you sip your Patron Silver premium tequila on the rooftop terrace of this tri-level Nuevo... more

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Eating Al Di Là Trattoria, Brooklyn

The pioneer of the Fifth Avenue scene, this convivial Venetian place, with its wooden tables, rickety chairs, and understated yellow dining room, has held up... more

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