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.

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.

At this fairy tale of a store, you'll find mobiles hand-stitched from Liberty of London fabrics, bamboo model airplanes made in Vietnam, German Waldorf dolls, and embroidered Mexican bibs.

This wine and spirits shop in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is beloved for many reasons — the great lengths its staff goes to please its customers, (first-timers get a tour of the store), an eclectic inventory that includes Middle Eastern and African products, seasonal seminars on bour

Peruse this gigantic warehouse space and turn Williamsburg’s fashionable locals’ cast-offs into your vintage treasures for wallet-friendly prices.

A bright blue exterior with large windows displays what this gourmet market is most recognized for: a traditional butchery specializing in locally raised, grass-fed beef.

The association is an excellent resource for planning gallery tours.

The best beer in the city is made by two twentysomethings who met at the University of Wisconsin, won a bunch of home-brewing prizes, then relocated to Brooklyn and took over a small, disused brewery in Red Hook.

Taxidermied heads of South African Cape buffalo and other animals hang on the walls, before an intriguing array of antiques and found objects (Victorian birdcages and clock bodies; hand-knotted Persian mats).

Built in 2001 as part of the revitalization effort of Coney Island, this 7,500-seat stadium next to the ocean serves many purposes beyond hosting the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, including concerts, parades, festivals, boxing and wrestling matches, even weddings.

Furniture designer Sohrab Bakhshi packs this space with everything from aluminum World War II military cases to vintage clocks, plus Bakhshi's own creations (chandeliers made from water mains and motor-oil jars).