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Hidden Brooklyn Gems - Part I

Destination(s): New York City

Scratching the surface of Brooklyn's hidden gems: from Park Slope to Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.

Photo: Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. By Sarah. read more about Hidden Brooklyn Gems - Part I

Empire - Fulton Ferry State Park

Empire - Fulton Ferry State Park

  • 26 New Dock Street
  • tel:+1 718 858 4708
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11201
Applewood

Applewood

  • 501 11th Street
  • at Seventh Ave
  • tel:718.788.1810
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11215

A constantly changing menu showcases organic and local ingredients in a cozy and warm dining space. Housed on the ground floor of a turn-of-the-century storefront, Applewood projects a relaxed, neighborhood feel with its dark wood bar, working fireplace, and comfortable seating, both indoors and out. It's perfect for both a casual neighborhood meal as well as a special event. read more about Applewood

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

  • Eastern Parkway to Parkside Avenue
  • At Grand Army Plaza, bounded by Prospect Park West, Parkside Ave., and Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
  • tel:+1 718 965 8951
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11225
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • 900 Washington Ave
  • At Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
  • tel:+1 718 623 7200
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11238
Alma

Alma

  • 187 Columbia Street
  • at Degraw Street
  • tel:718 643 5400
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11231
Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

  • 200 Eastern Pkwy
  • (at Washington Avenue)
  • tel:+1 718 638 5000
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11238

In a city bursting with culture, the Brooklyn Museum, opened in 1897, is one of the highlights. Located just past beautiful Prospect Park, and adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the museum is housed in a majestic building designed by the architect Stanford White. In addition to various special exhibitions--a particularly notorious one, featuring works from the collection of Charles Saatchi, was criticized by then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani and led to a court battle over public funding for controversial art--the museum's permanent collection contains a wide range of Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art, decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture.
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Al di Là Trattoria

Al di Là Trattoria

  • 248 5th Avenue (Carroll Street)
  • tel:1 718 783 4565 / 1 718 636 8888
  • Visit website
  • New York, 11215-1201
Gate (The)

Gate (The)

  • 321 Fifth Avenue
  • Between 3rd Street and 4th Street
  • tel:718 768 4329
  • Visit website
  • Brooklyn, 11215-2808