Brooklyn

Brooklyn Travel Guide

This tiny bakery is locals’ go-to spot to for sweet and savory baked goods on the weekends. A buzzing group of bakers in blue work jumpsuits hum along to the likes of Fleetwood Mac while churning out flaky almond croissants and crusty baguettes, that can sell out by 10:30 a.m.

Located discreetly behind red metal gates in what at first glance appears to be a furniture shop, this beer bar has one of the neighborhood’s most extensive lists of craft beer on tap, in bottles and in a few casks that rotate out regularly.

Young parents from the playground across the street come to ogle Czech glassware and mod ceramic vases like kids at a candy store.

Looking for the ultimate ice cream sandwich? Look no further. This modest-size Polish bakery, in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, will slice a donut of your choice in half and stuff it with a generous scoop of ice cream.

With a mission to bridge the artistic heritage of world cultures, this 560,000-square-foot museum built in grand Beaux-Arts style houses a large, diverse collection of 1.5 million works that encompasses the world and stretches from antiquity to today, with special attention to ancient Egypt.

When you enter the Banquet you're likely to find the owners--dressmaker Miranda Bennett and accessories designer Pamela Johnston--hard at work. The duo, who met at Parsons, make almost everything you see, from the flirty silk dresses to the Frida Kahlo-style hairpieces.

A stroll along this span is an only-in-New York experience that provides an up-close sense of the city's true grandeur. It's hardly the world-record-setting suspension bridge it was when finished in 1883, but it has retained an iconic status.

Cozy bar, serious cocktails

Last season’s clothes are about half-price.

Opened in 2003, this furniture/home goods/design store/gallery serves mostly loft-dwelling New Yorkers and curious visitors.

Claiming the longest happy hour in Brooklyn (12–7 p.m.), this former 1930’s ice cream parlor just north of Prospect Park fills its cherry-red bar and leather stools with beer lovers, who come for the wide draught selection of craft beers like Sixpoint, Pinnacle, and Coney Island Lager.

Owner Linda Downey’s interior-design and clothing boutique is tactile heaven: Mongolian-lamb rugs, silk coverlets, hand-loomed striped blankets, and mohair throws.

In a borough littered with beautiful old buildings, these architectural-salvage specialists sell an impressive range of hard-to-find fixtures and hardware.

Husband-and-wife team Eva and Gentry Dayton added some motorcycle chic to this minimalist, gallery-like boutique.