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Do, Eat, Drink: Brooklyn

Do, Eat, Drink: Brooklyn

 I’m not a “New Yorker” by any means, but I’ve lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink in Brooklyn: I’ll update it whenever I find something new and noteworthy! 

Brooklyn Promenade in New York

 

// DO

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

A lovely walk along the water with stunning views of Manhattan.

Fulton Street in Fort Greene

There’s a corner in Fort Greene that is just overwhelming with its colorful goodness: a solid sunny afternoon plan involves grabbing a burrito (although they’re so healthy, we nicknamed them “Cuban paninis”) and a frozen pina colada in Cafe Habana‘s delightful courtyard, ogling at the awesomely vibrant Biggie mural, wandering the (air-conditioned) stacks at Greenlight Bookstore and grabbing a sidewalk pint at Der Schwarze Kölner.

Brownstones in Brooklyn Heights

Cobblestone streets, window flower pots, towering trees: this neighborhood always makes me feel like I’m ages away from Manhattan. I like to head down here without any real agenda other than to wander, and perhaps rest my aching feet in the window seat at River Deli (with a glass of red wine, of course).

See the skyline from the Greenwood Cemetery

I adore the serenity of a cemetery: quiet and well-kept, I always enjoy a nice reflective walk through the tombs. The Greenwood Cemetery is particularly lovely to visit because it’s also the home of the highest point in Brooklyn–and a very cool view of the Manhattan skyline.

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset

It can get crowded, but it’s still such a romantic experience!

Relax at Brooklyn Bridge Park

One of my favorite places to take off my shoes and read a book.

One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, New York

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One Girl Cookies

The One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill is the sweetest for a tea and cookie break!

Buttermilk Channel

The short rib hash is to die for, and the mimosas aren’t too shabby either. It’s definitely a “Brooklyn brunch” scene–lots of kidlets around!–but Buttermilk Channel is on my short list of breakfast favorites.

Black and Gold Coffee in Carroll Gardens, New York

// DRINK

Black Gold Records

No lattes here, but a killer record and antique shop that does a mean pour-over coffee and spicy hot chocolate. The perfect pick-me-up!

  • plus all the places along flatbush and along 5th ave 🙂 – park slope!

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    I love a good cemetery as well. Okay, that might sound a bit strange. I’ll definitely be checking out Greenwood. I’ve always wanted to try a brunch place in Brooklyn so thanks for the recommendation! Have you eaten at Sea Thai? Their restaurant in Brooklyn is gorgeous and you can get a pretty affordable and delicious thai lunch.

  • camorose

    I know! So much more of Brooklyn to explore!

  • camorose

    No! Adding it to my list 🙂

  • I need to go visit the bro in the fall and get my nyc / brooklyn fix while i am at it.

  • sincerelykateb

    had i known our productive saturday was going to be a blog post i would have worn my leopard shoes and pink lipstick… oh wait! i did! 🙂 we should do another borough adventure day soon! how about harlem?

  • camorose

    Yes yes yes! Leopard print + lipstick shall be a requirement for all future productive Saturdays!

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