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Guidebook for Brooklyn

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Guidebook for Brooklyn

Food Scene
My favorite coffee shop in the neighborhood. Also a great spot to buy some locally-made Brooklyn treats to bring home.
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Brooklyn Victory Garden
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My favorite coffee shop in the neighborhood. Also a great spot to buy some locally-made Brooklyn treats to bring home.
If you love chocolate you *must* find your way to this Chocolate cafe! Great deserts, coffee, wine bar, and outdoor patio
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Chocolateria
228 7th Avenue
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If you love chocolate you *must* find your way to this Chocolate cafe! Great deserts, coffee, wine bar, and outdoor patio
This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in the world
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Gen
659 Washington Avenue
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This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in the world
Solid Ethiopian fare around the corner from Littlefield. If you are going out for live music, make a night of it
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Ghenet
348 Douglass Street
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Solid Ethiopian fare around the corner from Littlefield. If you are going out for live music, make a night of it
You can wait in line for 2 hours at the city locations, or walk right into one of NYC's best fast-food burger joints. If you *really* like hamburgers and shakes, this is probably worth a visit
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Shake Shack
409 Fulton Street
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You can wait in line for 2 hours at the city locations, or walk right into one of NYC's best fast-food burger joints. If you *really* like hamburgers and shakes, this is probably worth a visit
Fresh made pastas and desserts out of this world at very affordable prices. The atmosphere is wonderful and you can sit on the sidewalk
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Locanda Vini & Olii
129 Gates Avenue
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Fresh made pastas and desserts out of this world at very affordable prices. The atmosphere is wonderful and you can sit on the sidewalk
Can't live without Starbucks? The coffee in the neighborhood is much better, but if you are committed, well, so be it. 15 min walk away on the way to the Atlantic subway terminal.
Starbucks
139 Flatbush Avenue
Can't live without Starbucks? The coffee in the neighborhood is much better, but if you are committed, well, so be it. 15 min walk away on the way to the Atlantic subway terminal.
Delicious sandwiches, quiches, and french styled pastries. Worth the visit for a take-out bite. Don't miss it. Beny's is special!
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Beny's Delice
903 Fulton Street
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Delicious sandwiches, quiches, and french styled pastries. Worth the visit for a take-out bite. Don't miss it. Beny's is special!
The Hill is across the street next to the laundry mat. It's specializes in local organic cuisine and special cocktail infusions. The outside patio is beautiful at night. Affordable and delicious.
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Hill Cafe
17 Putnam Avenue
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The Hill is across the street next to the laundry mat. It's specializes in local organic cuisine and special cocktail infusions. The outside patio is beautiful at night. Affordable and delicious.
Great cafe with cushy chairs, wifi, and nice outdoor patio...Very hip. Check it out!
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Outpost
1014 Fulton St
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Great cafe with cushy chairs, wifi, and nice outdoor patio...Very hip. Check it out!
Delicious affordable fixed course meals- Brooklyn Style.
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606 R&D
606 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Delicious affordable fixed course meals- Brooklyn Style.
Specializing in mouth watering breakfast treats!
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Hungry Ghost
253 Flatbush Avenue
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Specializing in mouth watering breakfast treats!
This is got to be one of the most incredible restaurant/cafes ever. Try the 'melted thyme chocolate and brie with walnuts on whole grain bread sandwich'. It's out of this world.
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Urban Vintage
294 Grand Avenue
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This is got to be one of the most incredible restaurant/cafes ever. Try the 'melted thyme chocolate and brie with walnuts on whole grain bread sandwich'. It's out of this world.
Delicious Tapas restaurant in the West Village
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Alta
64 West 10th Street
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Delicious Tapas restaurant in the West Village
Best falafal in NYC -no question. Located in the west village. Great cheap eats and don't forget to try the pomegranate ice tea. Yum!
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Taïm
222 Waverly Place
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Best falafal in NYC -no question. Located in the west village. Great cheap eats and don't forget to try the pomegranate ice tea. Yum!
If you are exploring Harlem- don't miss Red Rooster! Delicious southern inspired gourmet cuisine and creative drinks. The people watching is incredible. Sit outside in warm weather
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Red Rooster
310 Lenox Avenue
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If you are exploring Harlem- don't miss Red Rooster! Delicious southern inspired gourmet cuisine and creative drinks. The people watching is incredible. Sit outside in warm weather
REALLY yummy hip restaurant in DUMBO. I suggest enjoying the waterfront park and shopping and then finishing the eve off here. Unique and delicious!
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Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Avenue
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REALLY yummy hip restaurant in DUMBO. I suggest enjoying the waterfront park and shopping and then finishing the eve off here. Unique and delicious!
Best italian restaurant if you go for a day trip to Katonah. Really quant and memorable, not to mention- delicious!
Blue Dolphin
175 Katonah Avenue
Best italian restaurant if you go for a day trip to Katonah. Really quant and memorable, not to mention- delicious!
Drinks & Nightlife
Anyone 'in the know,' knows about Barbes. One of Brooklyn's best kept secrets and a favorite with locals. Check out their website for the weekly live music calendar.
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Barbès
376 9th Street
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Anyone 'in the know,' knows about Barbes. One of Brooklyn's best kept secrets and a favorite with locals. Check out their website for the weekly live music calendar.
A relatively new live music venue. About a 30 minute walk from the studio.
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Littlefield
635 Sackett St
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A relatively new live music venue. About a 30 minute walk from the studio.
Really fun German Styled Beer Hall with Live Music on weekends and eves. Worth the trip to Williamsburg. Take the G train or better, a car service
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Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 North 3rd Street
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Really fun German Styled Beer Hall with Live Music on weekends and eves. Worth the trip to Williamsburg. Take the G train or better, a car service
Fort Greene German Beer Garden. 18 brews on tap and more in the bottle. Some small plates to eat.
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Die Stammkneipe/ Der Schwarze Koelner
710 Fulton Street
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Fort Greene German Beer Garden. 18 brews on tap and more in the bottle. Some small plates to eat.
Coverted auto shop turned beer garden / outdoor cafe. Outdoor smoking and dogs allowed.
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Mission Dolores
249 4th Avenue
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Coverted auto shop turned beer garden / outdoor cafe. Outdoor smoking and dogs allowed.
Great venue if you are just north of Union Square for food and drinks. Very unique NYC spot. Check it out.
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The NoMad Library
1170 Broadway
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Great venue if you are just north of Union Square for food and drinks. Very unique NYC spot. Check it out.
Ginny's is located inside and downstairs at Red Rooster. If you are in Harlem, you MUST check this place out. It's a speakeasy revival. Be ready for great music on Sunday afternoons and evenings.
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Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue
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Ginny's is located inside and downstairs at Red Rooster. If you are in Harlem, you MUST check this place out. It's a speakeasy revival. Be ready for great music on Sunday afternoons and evenings.
Very close live music venue. Check out their website for listings or stop in!
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Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue
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Very close live music venue. Check out their website for listings or stop in!
Sightseeing
Fort Greene is our nearest public park. Check out the Farmers Market on Saturdays
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Fort Greene Park
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Fort Greene is our nearest public park. Check out the Farmers Market on Saturdays
No trip to Brooklyn in complete without a walk in Prospect Park
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Prospect Park
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No trip to Brooklyn in complete without a walk in Prospect Park
Don't miss one of NYC's most beautiful and NEW parks. Great views of Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn bridge, and tons of delicious cafes, etc. Great place for kids too.
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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
334 Furman Street
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Don't miss one of NYC's most beautiful and NEW parks. Great views of Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn bridge, and tons of delicious cafes, etc. Great place for kids too.
Nature anyone? Rent a car and visit the Pound Ridge Reservation. A 4,000 acre nature preserve set along the beautiful NYC reservoir system. About 1 hour and 15 minutes from Brooklyn.
Reservation Road
Nature anyone? Rent a car and visit the Pound Ridge Reservation. A 4,000 acre nature preserve set along the beautiful NYC reservoir system. About 1 hour and 15 minutes from Brooklyn.
Day drive out of the city? Take a one hour drive to Katonah for lunch. This picturesque town has some great local shops and is near the Pound Ridge Reservation if you are into hiking too.
Katonah
Day drive out of the city? Take a one hour drive to Katonah for lunch. This picturesque town has some great local shops and is near the Pound Ridge Reservation if you are into hiking too.
Don't miss one of New York's most beautiful county parks for a day trip out of the city. An easy 1 hour drive
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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
6 Reservation Rd
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Don't miss one of New York's most beautiful county parks for a day trip out of the city. An easy 1 hour drive
Arts & Culture
Live world-class musical and dance performances, and a cinema - 20 minute walk
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BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
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Live world-class musical and dance performances, and a cinema - 20 minute walk
Sometimes overlooked, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is worth your afternoon. Free on Tuesdays from 8am -6pm
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
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Sometimes overlooked, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is worth your afternoon. Free on Tuesdays from 8am -6pm
Well known comedy club with free admission on Sunday nights at 9pm
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Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue
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Well known comedy club with free admission on Sunday nights at 9pm
Movie tickets are discounted to $7/each on Tuesday & Thursday nights
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Cobble Hill Cinemas
265 Court Street
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Movie tickets are discounted to $7/each on Tuesday & Thursday nights
Day trip? Visit Katonah for art and shopping. A truly quaint New England town
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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
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Day trip? Visit Katonah for art and shopping. A truly quaint New England town
Shopping
For your "Brooklyn-wear" head over to Brooklyn industries and grab some BK t-shirts and other hip clothing memorabilia
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Brooklyn Industries
206 5th Avenue
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For your "Brooklyn-wear" head over to Brooklyn industries and grab some BK t-shirts and other hip clothing memorabilia
Daffy's is a popular discount designer clothing chain in NYC. If you are into that sort of thing, check it out. 15 minute walk from the apt.
Daffy's
139 Flatbush Ave # 2
Daffy's is a popular discount designer clothing chain in NYC. If you are into that sort of thing, check it out. 15 minute walk from the apt.
Office emergency? Need something printed or copied quickly? Office Max is a 15 minute walk away
OfficeMax - CLOSED
625 Atlantic Avenue
Office emergency? Need something printed or copied quickly? Office Max is a 15 minute walk away
Forget your lingerie? Victoria's Secret is 15 minute walk away
Victoria's Secret & PINK
Forget your lingerie? Victoria's Secret is 15 minute walk away
One of a kind clothing items from around the world just a few stops on Hoyt Schermerhorn stop.
Maleeka LLC
327 Atlantic Avenue
One of a kind clothing items from around the world just a few stops on Hoyt Schermerhorn stop.
Unusual handcrafted items, vintage prints and rustic touches. Clothing, antiques, odds and ends.
Darr
369 Atlantic Avenue
Unusual handcrafted items, vintage prints and rustic touches. Clothing, antiques, odds and ends.
Everything Else
The Zen Center holds evening and Sunday morning zen meditation sessions
Brooklyn Zen Center
505 Carroll St
The Zen Center holds evening and Sunday morning zen meditation sessions
Visit Body by Brooklyn for sauna and spa treatments. Why not relax while you are here?
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Body By Brooklyn
275 Park Avenue
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Visit Body by Brooklyn for sauna and spa treatments. Why not relax while you are here?
Brooklyn Banya is a destination for those in the know. It can be very quiet during the day and sometimes at night they have live music parties. The food is very good and they serve alcohol.
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Brooklyn Banya
602 Coney Island Avenue
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Brooklyn Banya is a destination for those in the know. It can be very quiet during the day and sometimes at night they have live music parties. The food is very good and they serve alcohol.
Entertainment & Activities
My friends' kids love this place. Check it out
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Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
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My friends' kids love this place. Check it out
Did you know that Brooklyn even has a Zoo? Yup. It's in Prospect Park. If you love zoos, it's worth the trip up to the Bronx Zoo, but for an easy day with your kids, perhaps check out the local venue
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Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Avenue
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Did you know that Brooklyn even has a Zoo? Yup. It's in Prospect Park. If you love zoos, it's worth the trip up to the Bronx Zoo, but for an easy day with your kids, perhaps check out the local venue