Kaitlyn's Guidebook for Brooklyn + NYC

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn's Guidebook for Brooklyn + NYC

Food Scene
Popular Bushwick destination known for its wood-fired pizzas, with a separate takeout area. Brooklyn's BEST Pizza. Worth the wait and the higher-than-normal price tag.
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Roberta's
261 Moore St
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Popular Bushwick destination known for its wood-fired pizzas, with a separate takeout area. Brooklyn's BEST Pizza. Worth the wait and the higher-than-normal price tag.
One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. DELICIOUS food. Hearty New American dishes & some Mexican & Italian eats in a cozy spot with local art on the walls.
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983 Flushing Avenue
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One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. DELICIOUS food. Hearty New American dishes & some Mexican & Italian eats in a cozy spot with local art on the walls.
Great Happy Hour! Also New American & Asian-fusion cuisine.
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Koda
985 Flushing Avenue
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Great Happy Hour! Also New American & Asian-fusion cuisine.
My FAVORITE sushi in Brooklyn. Cash-only Japanese venue serving small plates, sushi & many vegetarian options at communal tables.
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Momo Sushi Shack
43 Bogart Street
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My FAVORITE sushi in Brooklyn. Cash-only Japanese venue serving small plates, sushi & many vegetarian options at communal tables.
Chill, hip, local spot--its a cafe serving brunch during the day, and a bar at night.
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SKYTOWN
921 Broadway
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Chill, hip, local spot--its a cafe serving brunch during the day, and a bar at night.
Popular locale featuring thin-crust pies with area-sourced ingredients & cocktails in a cool space.
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Evil Olive Pizza Bar
198 Union Avenue
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Popular locale featuring thin-crust pies with area-sourced ingredients & cocktails in a cool space.
Inventive craft cocktails, including milk punches, plus eclectic fare in an indoor-outdoor setting.
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Forrest Point
970 Flushing Avenue
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Inventive craft cocktails, including milk punches, plus eclectic fare in an indoor-outdoor setting.
Bohemian coffeehouse with local art serving espresso & lattes alongside baked goods & vegan options.
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Burly Coffee
356 Throop Avenue
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Bohemian coffeehouse with local art serving espresso & lattes alongside baked goods & vegan options.
Super cute, hip, bohemian atmosphere filled with plants, organic groceries, books and serving yummy baked goods.
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Bake Shop
995 Flushing Ave
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Super cute, hip, bohemian atmosphere filled with plants, organic groceries, books and serving yummy baked goods.
Dim lighting & subway tiled-walls create a cool vibe at this eatery known for its burgers & big bar.
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Sweet Science
135 Graham Avenue
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Dim lighting & subway tiled-walls create a cool vibe at this eatery known for its burgers & big bar.
Hands down the best brunch in Brooklyn. Cute atmosphere with French inspired cuisine--delicious cocktails, oysters, pomme frites and more.
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Le Barricou
533 Grand Street
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Hands down the best brunch in Brooklyn. Cute atmosphere with French inspired cuisine--delicious cocktails, oysters, pomme frites and more.
Hip waterfront gastropub -- on a barge-- featuring American plates & cocktails, plus AMAZING city views.
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The Brooklyn Barge
3 MILTON ST
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Hip waterfront gastropub -- on a barge-- featuring American plates & cocktails, plus AMAZING city views.
My favorite place in China Town. Super cheap, huge portions of fresh, authentic hand-pulled noodles and noodle soups.
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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
1 Doyers Street
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My favorite place in China Town. Super cheap, huge portions of fresh, authentic hand-pulled noodles and noodle soups.
Juices, shakes & gourmet sandwiches offered in a chill, industrial-chic space with free WiFi.
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BKLYN Blend
194 Tompkins Ave
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Juices, shakes & gourmet sandwiches offered in a chill, industrial-chic space with free WiFi.
DIVINE Ethiopian food in an eclectic setting. They even have gluten-free options and African wine!
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Bunna Cafe
1084 Flushing Ave
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DIVINE Ethiopian food in an eclectic setting. They even have gluten-free options and African wine!
My favorite nearby coffeeshop.
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Marcy & Myrtle
574 Marcy Avenue
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My favorite nearby coffeeshop.
One of the best restaurants in Bed Stuy. They serve Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven served in a gorgeous, rustic setting that includes a coffee bar.
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Saraghina
435 Halsey Street
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One of the best restaurants in Bed Stuy. They serve Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven served in a gorgeous, rustic setting that includes a coffee bar.
My favorite brunch in Bed Stuy. Small space, delicious food. I love their ceramic mugs too!
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Golda
504 Franklin Ave
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My favorite brunch in Bed Stuy. Small space, delicious food. I love their ceramic mugs too!
Elevated pub fare & craft cocktails offered in cool, brick-lined digs with a late-night menu. Great happy hour during the week with $2 oysters!
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Moloko
705 Myrtle Avenue
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Elevated pub fare & craft cocktails offered in cool, brick-lined digs with a late-night menu. Great happy hour during the week with $2 oysters!
AMAZING family-style, hip Chinese food in Bushwick.
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Mission Chinese Food
599 Johnson Ave
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AMAZING family-style, hip Chinese food in Bushwick.
One of the best restaurants in my neighborhood: Taiwanese-American. Sooooo good.
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win son
159 Graham Ave
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One of the best restaurants in my neighborhood: Taiwanese-American. Sooooo good.
Great pizza walking distance from my apartment. Try the grandma slice, the tartufo, or the bianca!
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Williamsburg Pizza
265 Union Avenue
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Great pizza walking distance from my apartment. Try the grandma slice, the tartufo, or the bianca!
I'm so happy this new place opened just down the block! Amazing cocktails, friendly service, and delicious Asian-Caribbean food.
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Sally’s
151 Tompkins Avenue
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I'm so happy this new place opened just down the block! Amazing cocktails, friendly service, and delicious Asian-Caribbean food.
Vegan comfort food served in a retro diner setting.
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Champs Diner
197 Meserole Street
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Vegan comfort food served in a retro diner setting.
European-Japanese comfort fare offered in a candlelit space with an art deco vibe.
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750 Myrtle Diner
750 Myrtle Ave
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European-Japanese comfort fare offered in a candlelit space with an art deco vibe.
Retro hangout serving American comfort eats & signature cocktails in a cheery space.
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Fancy Nancy
1038 Bedford Ave
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Retro hangout serving American comfort eats & signature cocktails in a cheery space.
Vibrant, modern spot with sidewalk seats for Cuban-style sandwiches & mains, plus draft beer & wine.
Pilar Cuban Bakery
397 Greene Ave
Vibrant, modern spot with sidewalk seats for Cuban-style sandwiches & mains, plus draft beer & wine.
Don't miss Winona's! Just a block away from the apartment, it is my ABSOLUTE FAVE. Beautiful decor, delicious coffee, natural wine, and dinner.
Winona's
676 Flushing Avenue
Don't miss Winona's! Just a block away from the apartment, it is my ABSOLUTE FAVE. Beautiful decor, delicious coffee, natural wine, and dinner.
Amazing coffee & food, friendly service!
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Bushwick Grind
63 Whipple St
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Amazing coffee & food, friendly service!
Drinks & Nightlife
Great local bar with laid back atmosphere, nice space, good music and a pool table.
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Lone Wolf
1089 Broadway
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Great local bar with laid back atmosphere, nice space, good music and a pool table.
Art deco cocktail bar with muted lighting, craft beer & a late-night menu of upscale eats.
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The Narrows
1037 Flushing Avenue
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Art deco cocktail bar with muted lighting, craft beer & a late-night menu of upscale eats.
Industrial-chic local bar with signature cocktails, craft beers & shots, weekend DJs & late closing.
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duckduck
161 Montrose Avenue
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Industrial-chic local bar with signature cocktails, craft beers & shots, weekend DJs & late closing.
Hip bar with a DIY, tropical shantytown decor.
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Happyfun Hideaway
1211 Myrtle Avenue
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Hip bar with a DIY, tropical shantytown decor.
Dark, trendy nightspot with a tropical accent pouring craft cocktails to fuel the DJ dance party.
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Bossa Nova Civic Club
1271 Myrtle Avenue
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Dark, trendy nightspot with a tropical accent pouring craft cocktails to fuel the DJ dance party.
Perfect if you want to dance. Retro haunt with Latin-inspired small plates & creative cocktails, plus a vibrant dance floor & happy hours.
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Black Flamingo
168 Borinquen Pl
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Perfect if you want to dance. Retro haunt with Latin-inspired small plates & creative cocktails, plus a vibrant dance floor & happy hours.
Housed in a historic, refurbished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront, this trendy rooftop bar and French-inspired restaurant has incredible views of the East River and Manhattan's skyline. Delicious cocktails are worth the steep price tag.
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Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue
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Housed in a historic, refurbished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront, this trendy rooftop bar and French-inspired restaurant has incredible views of the East River and Manhattan's skyline. Delicious cocktails are worth the steep price tag.
A hip, new venue for new music + community programming. The adjacent Trans Am Cafe is cheap and delicious for breakfast or lunch.
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Trans-Pecos
915 Wyckoff Avenue
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A hip, new venue for new music + community programming. The adjacent Trans Am Cafe is cheap and delicious for breakfast or lunch.
The new trendy and queer-friendly bar in Bushwick. Super cool ambiance and astrology-themed drinks.
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Mood Ring
1260 Myrtle Ave
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The new trendy and queer-friendly bar in Bushwick. Super cool ambiance and astrology-themed drinks.
Cocktails & beer offered in a narrow, humble space with vintage furniture & backyard picnic tables.
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Project Parlor
742 Myrtle Avenue
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Cocktails & beer offered in a narrow, humble space with vintage furniture & backyard picnic tables.
Relaxed watering hole offering tropical drinks, plus live reggae music, dancing & a patio.
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Lovers Rock
419 Tompkins Avenue
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Relaxed watering hole offering tropical drinks, plus live reggae music, dancing & a patio.
This pub with reclaimed-wood decor serves rotating draft microbrews & hosts DJs most nights.
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Bed-Vyne Brew
370 Tompkins Avenue
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This pub with reclaimed-wood decor serves rotating draft microbrews & hosts DJs most nights.
Seasonal mixed drinks & microbrews served in a dark, narrow bar with a patio, DJs & live music.
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Bed-Vyne Cocktail
305 Halsey Street
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Seasonal mixed drinks & microbrews served in a dark, narrow bar with a patio, DJs & live music.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful green space to people watch, have a picnic, read a book, or run on the track. Just steps from restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, and thrift stores in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Local Tip: Get a to-go beer in a styrofoam cup at the Turkey's Nest and enjoy it in the park.
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McCarren Park
776 Lorimer Street
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Beautiful green space to people watch, have a picnic, read a book, or run on the track. Just steps from restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, and thrift stores in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Local Tip: Get a to-go beer in a styrofoam cup at the Turkey's Nest and enjoy it in the park.
Local Bushwick park.
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Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave
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Local Bushwick park.
STUNNING park designed by the same landscape architect who designed Central Park. He claimed Prospect Park was his masterpiece. Fun to relax and get lost in.
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Prospect Park
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STUNNING park designed by the same landscape architect who designed Central Park. He claimed Prospect Park was his masterpiece. Fun to relax and get lost in.
Gorgeous place to walk along the river with breathtaking views of Manhattan.
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East River State Park
90 Kent Avenue
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Gorgeous place to walk along the river with breathtaking views of Manhattan.
Authentic, New York experience-- chow down on on Nathan's hot dogs, stroll the boardwalk, ride the roller coasters, walk down the pier and sunbathe or swim at the beach. Fun, vibrant experience for everyone! Just a train ride away and great from day trips.
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Coney Island
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Authentic, New York experience-- chow down on on Nathan's hot dogs, stroll the boardwalk, ride the roller coasters, walk down the pier and sunbathe or swim at the beach. Fun, vibrant experience for everyone! Just a train ride away and great from day trips.
Hosts an annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a Japanese garden & more, spread across 52 acres.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
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Hosts an annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a Japanese garden & more, spread across 52 acres.
This park, one of Brooklyn's first, has a lively town square vibe, an amphitheatre & playgrounds.
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Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Avenue
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This park, one of Brooklyn's first, has a lively town square vibe, an amphitheatre & playgrounds.
Essentials
Pharmacy and convenience store.
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Walgreens
755 Broadway
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Pharmacy and convenience store.
Huge grocery store.
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Food Bazaar Supermarket
21 Manhattan Avenue
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Huge grocery store.
This place, and the Deli & Grocery next door, have cheap produce.
S.Y. Organic Farm inc
724 Broadway
This place, and the Deli & Grocery next door, have cheap produce.
Easy, authentic pizza near my apartment!
Milly's Pizzeria
834 Broadway
Easy, authentic pizza near my apartment!
Quick nearby sushi.
Mirakuya Japanese Cuisine
727 Flushing Ave
Quick nearby sushi.
Great place to grab a fast NYC bagel on your way to the subways!
WestWay Bagel
749 Flushing Ave
Great place to grab a fast NYC bagel on your way to the subways!
New grocery store in the neighborhood. Lots of options, great produce and health food, clean, and well-stocked.
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Lincoln Market
633 Marcy Avenue
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New grocery store in the neighborhood. Lots of options, great produce and health food, clean, and well-stocked.
Entertainment & Activities
My favorite movie theatre in NYC! Movies screened with global fare & craft cocktails served at patrons' seats. See an indie movie on a rainy day, or try their brunch!
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Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave
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My favorite movie theatre in NYC! Movies screened with global fare & craft cocktails served at patrons' seats. See an indie movie on a rainy day, or try their brunch!
This combination American restaurant, bar and movie theater in Bushwick serves burgers, sandwiches and crowd-pleasers like loaded tater tots, along with cocktails and seasonal beers. $3 tickets!
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Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen
40 Bogart St
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This combination American restaurant, bar and movie theater in Bushwick serves burgers, sandwiches and crowd-pleasers like loaded tater tots, along with cocktails and seasonal beers. $3 tickets!
Shuffleboard courts draw playful crowds to this big bar with food trucks & occasional live music.
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The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
514 Union Street
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Shuffleboard courts draw playful crowds to this big bar with food trucks & occasional live music.
Arts & Culture
Exhibitions will often include a musical counterpart, a performance or other elements that add to a more diverse appreciation of the arts for a diverse range of visitors.
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Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway
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Exhibitions will often include a musical counterpart, a performance or other elements that add to a more diverse appreciation of the arts for a diverse range of visitors.
The most densely-packed neighborhood of art galleries in the world! A great place to gallery hop during the afternoon or on Thursday evenings during the openings.
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Chelsea
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The most densely-packed neighborhood of art galleries in the world! A great place to gallery hop during the afternoon or on Thursday evenings during the openings.
A non-profit Center for Documentary Art.
UnionDocs
322 Union Ave
A non-profit Center for Documentary Art.
Beautiful encyclopedic art museum covering ancient art all the way up to contemporary work.
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
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Beautiful encyclopedic art museum covering ancient art all the way up to contemporary work.
A young, hip art institution in a former school building dedicated to contemporary art.
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MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
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A young, hip art institution in a former school building dedicated to contemporary art.
Sightseeing
Speaks for itself.
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Empire State Building
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Speaks for itself.
Great Farmer's Market, park and shopping.
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Union Square
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Great Farmer's Market, park and shopping.
A must-see.
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Central Park
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A must-see.
Folks flock to Chinatown for the delicious and cheap food, but the cultural spot is full of other interesting attractions from karaoke bars to parks to unique shops.
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Chinatown
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Folks flock to Chinatown for the delicious and cheap food, but the cultural spot is full of other interesting attractions from karaoke bars to parks to unique shops.
Gorgeous historic Manhattan neighborhood with great restaurants, parks and bars galore.
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East Village
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Gorgeous historic Manhattan neighborhood with great restaurants, parks and bars galore.
Once a notoriously overcrowded slum, the Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods.
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Lower East Side
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Once a notoriously overcrowded slum, the Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods.
My favorite free thing to do in NYC! Walk across the bridge at night for extra special views of Manhattan's twinkling lights.
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Brooklyn Bridge
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My favorite free thing to do in NYC! Walk across the bridge at night for extra special views of Manhattan's twinkling lights.
A unique way to experience the city is to walk amongst the skyscrapers on this repurposed, above-ground railroad track filled with beautiful local plants and art installations.
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The High Line
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A unique way to experience the city is to walk amongst the skyscrapers on this repurposed, above-ground railroad track filled with beautiful local plants and art installations.