Whats Near In Brooklyn?
If you haven't heard whats going on in Brooklyn then you are MISSING out on the best of NYC!
Brooklyn began as a group of villages and farmland in the old days. The wealthy mainly European merchants had their mansions and stone houses here and commuted to manhattan by horse carriages along Atlantic Avenue to the Brooklyn waterfront and over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan to sell and buy goods.
Today much of Brooklyn is being "Re-discovered" as one of the great travel destinations, a site within the site of NYC! Beautiful beaches, sailing, Coney Island, Artsy Williamsburg & the waterfront. Much of Brooklyn is historically preserved, and more like a artsy, multicultural village with many pockets of interesting areas, and mixed culturally diverse neighborhoods-only moments from all that Manhattan has to offer. Escape 10 minutes from the giant mega-city of Manhattan to an old village in Brooklyn, NYC!
The Fort Greene/Clinton Hill areas of Brooklyn are centrally located in the heart of North Brooklyn ONLY 8-10 minute ride ( 4 stops) to Lower Manhattan on local subway trains. With historical buildings and treelined streets-it has a different feel. A short walk, bus or train ride to amazing places like The Brooklyn Waterfront Parks & Bridges, Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Gardens, and many historical buildings, & neighborhoods. Bike rentals, great cafes, bars and boutiques, shops are all within a couple blocks. A few minutes from the house you can find grocery stores, bakeries, coffee shops, Italian food, southern food, churches, banks, subways, bus, taxi, antiques, fish market, fruit markets, movie theaters, sailing, kayak rentals, post offices, banks/atm, & pharmacies.
Escape 10 minutes from the giant mega-city of Manhattan to an old village in Brooklyn, NYC!
Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Amazing unique shopping, local artists, Tshirts, and Vintage.
Not exactly in Brooklyn, but on the river between, absolutely amazing!
The Slice of Brooklyn PIZZA Tour!!!
Dead Apple Tours!
Horseback Riding, Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Beautiful Prospect Park horseback riding!
Governors Island, NYC
Outside Movies at Waterfront, Brooklyn
Outside movies in the park all summer long, and MANY other park evens on the calendar. http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/
Citi Bike Rental $10/day!
Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.
What's Local In Brooklyn?
The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum of Art-15 minute walk from the guest house.
200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn, NY 11238
at Washington Avenue.
The new home of the Brooklyn NETS basketball team is a 15 minute walk from the guesthouse. Bands and events from around the world also perform year round.
The Saturday Brooklyn Flea Market
The Brooklyn Flea, GREAT food carts and great items! 10 minute walk from house. 176 Lafayette ave ( between Clermont & Vanderbilt ave) http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/
Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Sunday Gospel Church, Brooklyn
Sunday GOSPEL Church Service: A 15 minute walk from house. The BEST ever and the REAL thing: 11am
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church: 228 Decatur street Brooklyn, 11233 (corner of Lewis ave)http://www.mymlbc.org
Smorgasburg Food Tour, Brooklyn
SMORGASBURG, the open-air market held every Saturday in an empty lot on the Williamsburg waterfront, is like a summer rock festival for food: exciting, overwhelming, sweaty, hot. You’ll hit your limit, and then you’ll want more.
NYC Graffiti Tour, Queens
TAKE A GRAFFITI TOUR OF 5Pointz in Long Island City, Queens.
5Pointz has 200,000 square feet of graffiti art, making it one of the largest collections of street art in the world. 5Pointz gets its name for uniting the five boroughs of New York City, though it attracts graffiti artists from everywhere between Brazil to Japan. Take a guided tour by curator & artist Meres One and see a live painting demonstration. 45-46 Davis St at Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens (sidetour.com). Every two weeks, Sun 2–3:30pm; $35.
The Brooklyn Brewery Tours
Once the butt of many a Manhattanite’s jokes and the kingdom of gangsters, the borough of Brooklyn has enjoyed a phenomonal revitalization as of late. We’re proud to have been in the center of the cultural and gastronomical rennaisance in Brooklyn over the last 20 years. When travelling to New York be sure to visit the brewery and take in the vibrant and creative Northside neighborhoods that we straddle: Williamsburg and Greenpoint.