Things to Do in Brooklyn

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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... Read More

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... Read More

In Prospect Heights, this cash-only neighborhood bar attracts guests with its cushioned deep couches, a long wooden communal table, and a small... Read More

This unerringly hip, Gallic-owned live-music club runs the gamut from washboard swing and Reinhardt-style guitar jazz to quwwali and klezmer. Read More

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

The sweet aroma in the air outside this Boerum Hill bakeshop comes from its impressive display of pastries, cakes, pies, tarts, and marzipan, as well as... Read More

...hop on the L subway line to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery and its vats of microbrews. Read More

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... Read More

The nation's first museum just for kids sports a new canary-yellow, Rafael Viñoly-designed upper level incorporating solar panels, and has... Read More

The Brooklyn Historical Society has informative neighborhood guides. Read More

Furniture designer Sohrab Bakhshi packs this space with everything from aluminum World War II military cases to vintage clocks, plus Bakhshi's own... Read More

Taxidermied heads of South African Cape buffalo and other animals hang on the walls, before an intriguing array of antiques and found objects (Victorian... Read More

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

Husband-and-wife team Eva and Gentry Dayton added some motorcycle chic to this minimalist, gallery-like boutique. Black and gray garments from Ann... Read More

The Chinese and American antiques are unexpectedly high-quality for such a low-fi setting: the gritty margins of Williamsburg. Owner Natalie Vichnevsky... Read More

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... Read More

Oak floors, lacquered brick walls, and a sound track of gypsy music set the scene for Santa Maria Novella toiletries (originally made by Italian monks)... Read More

Opened in July 2011 on Bedford Avenue right between the L train stop and McCarren Park, the newest location of this Brooklyn based company features... Read More

Graduating at the top of his class from French Culinary Institute, chef Tim Oltmans brings his skills to this upscale Brooklyn Heights restaurant... Read More

Established in 2000 in Brooklyn, Jacques Torres Chocolate makes bonbons, chocolate chip cookies, and hot chocolate. This real-life chocolate factory,... Read More

"Your home should be like a good dose of Zoloft" is a witticism that graces the walls of one of the irreverent potter-slash-designer's newest shops.... Read More

The atmosphere recalls an outsized Finnish sauna, with acres of glowing pine and a glass-enclosed deck. The crowd, most nights, is just as attractive. Read More

Like a closet out of The Arabian Nights, this boutique is stocked with hand-loomed, Indian-inspired textiles and antique jewelry. Read More

Looking for a circa-1970 handmade Mexican wedding gown or a lightly used Bottega Veneta clutch? Former model and fashion buyer Christina Kolbe sells... Read More

A bright blue exterior with large windows displays what this gourmet market is most recognized for: a traditional butchery specializing in locally... Read More

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... Read More

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

A retro dessert parlor with cookies named after the owner’s relatives, and whoopee pies made of cream cheese and pumpkin cake. Read More

Looking for the ultimate ice cream sandwich? Look no further. This modest-size Polish bakery, in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, will slice a... Read More

Funniest club in the borough?Definitely. This glitzy, schmaltzy, Russian-Georgian supper club hosts a nightly bacchanal replete with dinner, disco balls... Read More

13 vendors sell Honduran tacos, Mexican huaraches, Ecuadoran ceviche, and other delicious treats to spectators and players alike (a semi-pro league... Read More

A Brooklyn fixture since 1948, this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market has a wide selection of picnic-ready prepared foods, including luscious... Read More

In the northern Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, this boutique letterpress printing studio is operated by husband and wife team Matt Heindl and Breck... Read More

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... Read More

Opened by Patrick Watson and Michele Pravda as a companion to their renowned Skinky Bklyn cheese shop down the road, this wine shop in Carroll Gardens... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

However playful its tangerine walls and funky signs, this specialty cheese and meat shop in Carroll Gardens is serious about its search for unique... Read More

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Located directly under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, this former warehouse and popular site of wedding receptions offers... Read More

Named after the sycamore trees in Ditmas Park, this hybrid storefront houses several operations. Guests must first enter through the snug daytime flower... Read More

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,... Read More

Opened in 2003, this furniture/home goods/design store/gallery serves mostly loft-dwelling New Yorkers and curious visitors. At any time, the store ... Read More

This bowling alley on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint opened less than a decade ago, but it manages to transport bowlers to the Midwest in the... Read More

This Coney Island fruit shop carries the gamut of fruit-based creations, from platters and baskets to chocolate-dipped fruits. Daniel Spitz started the... Read More

DJs at the Rub play only the best old-school hip-hop and pop jams, and the mostly-local crowd comes expecting to boogie ‘til the wee hours of the... Read More

The association is an excellent resource for planning gallery tours. Read More

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