How to Spend a Weekend in Brooklyn NYC
Brooklyn is one of the most talked-about places in America. A borough of New York City, this cultural mecca has undergone rapid and radical changes that have transformed certain areas from quiet residential communities to popular tourist destinations. Read on for a weekend-long itinerary in Brooklyn. We’re using Williamsburg as a launching point, as that’s where the most hotels are located.
The Best Eats Near Kings Theatre
Kings Theatre is a Brooklyn treasure. This event venue, located in the Flatbush neighborhood, was built in the 1920s and modeled after the palace at Versailles. Here’s a list of where to eat before or after the big show!
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion Opens July 20 at Brooklyn Museum
Fashion phenom Pierre Cardin will be honored in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum this summer. On July 20, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the exhibition will open to celebrate the French designer who embodied the Space Race and futuristic concepts in his designs
10 Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer
This summer, do Brooklyn right. The borough will be filled with outdoor concerts, mermaid costumes, beachgoers, movies, and fantastic food and drink all season long. Here are 10 ideas to kickstart your Brooklyn summer.
Tag This: 'Beyond the Streets' Celebrates Graffiti and Street Art
The new exhibition Beyond the Streets, opening June 21st in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrates the artwork of more than 150 graffiti and street artists from around the world. The past to present lineup includes LADY PINK, TATS CRU, SJK 171, Shepard Fairey (who is celebrating his 30th anniversary with Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent), extensive ephemera from the Beastie Boys, and much more.
Eat, Shop, and Play at Industry City, Brooklyn's Innovation Ecosytem
Industry City is a self-described “innovation ecosystem” in South Brooklyn, inviting tourists and locals alike to shop, eat, and explore its 35 acres of converted industrial space. The facilities consist of 16 gigantic buildings on the Brooklyn coastline in the neighborhood of Sunset Park.
The Best Italian Eateries in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Craving some savory spinach gnocchi or crisp, wood-fired pizza? Head to Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn’s take on Little Italy. This neighborhood of lush gardens, churches, and peaceful rows of brownstones has been home to a strong Italian-American population and, as a result, plenty of authentic cuisine from Italy and its neighbor Sicily. Read on for the best pasta, pizza, and cannolis in Carroll Gardens!
Outdoor Concerts Return This Summer to Brooklyn's Industry City
Created by the team behind Brooklyn venues The Bell House and Union Hall, City Farm Presents announces its return to Industry City for a second summer of outdoor concerts and fun dance parties, featuring Slothrust, Frankie Cosmos, Marco Benevento, and more. Slothrust, Frankie Cosmos, Marco Benevento and more.
The Best Trivia Nights in Brooklyn
If you’re gearing up for your appearance on Jeopardy! or just want to feel smart in front of strangers, you need a round of trivia. These nine Brooklyn bars offer up trivia for anyone with a head full of obscure history factoids and Homer Simpson quotes. Team up with your friends, and you might score free drinks, gift cards, or other prizes—that is, if you can rattle Steve Guttenberg’s birthday off the top of your head.
The World's First Museum for Kids: Brooklyn Children's Museum in NYC
Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first museum for children, founded in 1899, and is New York City’s largest cultural institution for families. This popular attraction in Crown Heights invites children to explore the world with hands-on exhibits and diverse perspectives.
Visiting Brooklyn on a Budget
Brooklyn operates on a lower gear than Manhattan, but it’s still New York. It’s fast, it’s loud, and it can certainly be expensive. If you’re planning a trip to Brooklyn and sticking to a budget, we have some tips to get your itinerary in working order.
Tickets on Sale for Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at Brooklyn Museum
Opening February 8, 2019, Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will present the art and artifacts of the renowned Mexican painter at the Brooklyn Museum. Tickets are on sale now.
What to Do on the Upper West Side
New York comes home to the Upper West Side. This storied neighborhood has made its name with peaceful residences, great schools, and utter livability in the midst of a frantic city. Visitors enjoy the area's opera, dance, music, and film at Lincoln Center and relish natural wonders at the American Museum of Natural History. Walk West 81st a few blocks, and you'll feel like a local in no time.
What to Do on the Upper East Side
As far back as the the 1800s, the stretch of Fifth Avenue along Central Park was known as Millionaire's Row. This nickname could easily be revived today, as The Upper East Side maintains a reputation as home to old money. But there's much more to the neighborhood than the gleam of Park Avenue high-rises and well-dressed doormen. The Upper East Side attracts millions of visitors each year with a long line of cultural institutions known as Museum Mile, which includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
What to Do in Tribeca
Named for the TRIangle BElow CAnal, Tribeca's cobblestone streets are lined with former industrial buildings that have been converted into large, luxurious lofts and apartments with outrageous price tags. Many contend that its biggest draw for out-of-towners is the food, though there are also several art galleries and shopping worth investigating.
What to Do in SoHo
As time goes on, all things must change. No other section of New York exemplifies this old bromide better than SoHo. Located directly south of Houston Street on the west side of Manhattan (bounded Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, Varick Street on the west), SoHo is a friendly, beautiful, and history-rich section of New York that is home to some of the best shopping, dining, and avant-garde art.
What to Do in Midtown West
When visitors think of New York City, they probably think of Midtown. That's where all the iconic sites are packed into a few square miles, from the Empire State Building to Times Square. Midtown West is the broad term for everything west of Fifth Avenue between 34th and 59th Streets. This article covers the southern half of Midtown West (34th to 42nd Streets), full of shopping, entertaining, and legendary sightseeing destinations.
What to Do in Midtown East
New York's city center is called Midtown, the site of the most famous skyscrapers in the world and a multitude of must-see destinations. Midtown East, which starts on Fifth Avenue and continues to the East River, extends from East 34th Street to 59th Street. Mix and mingle with the white-collar workers teeming through Grand Central at rush hour, drink in the Deco masterpiece of the Chrysler Building, and shop the stores on Fifth Avenue for an unforgettable New York experience.
What to Do in Times Square, Theatre District & Rockefeller Center
Times Square is the crossroads of commerce and the performing arts, exhilarating and overwhelming at once. The huge video-billboards and neon advertisements can distract even the most hardened New Yorker, while awestruck visitors marvel at the splashy supersigns, the "zipper" flashing the latest news, the dense displays of head- and taillights, and the constant flow of 1.5 million pedestrians.
What to Do in Chinatown NYC
Everyone thinks of Chinatown when the confetti-filled Chinese Lunar New Year parade rolls down Mott Street every year, but outside dim sum, firecrackers, and dragon dances, Chinatown remains a mystery to most New Yorkers.
What to Do in Harlem
The poet Langston Hughes asked, "What happens to a dream deferred?" This line begins a poem entitled "Harlem," written in 1951. Since the Great Migration of the early 20th century, during which black Americans relocated from the South to major urban areas in the North, Harlem had grown into the cultural epicenter of black life. The Harlem Renaissance lasted throughout the 1920s and produced talents like Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Duke Ellington, and Zora Neale Hurston. Since then, Harlem has raised other cultural titans like James Baldwin and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Today Harlem remains a vital destination for all who love live music, a rich blend of cultures, and food that sticks to your ribs.
What to Do in Greenwich Village
It's often said that New York's Greenwich Village resembles Paris, with its cobblestone streets, row houses, bistros, restaurants, and bars. The splendid Washington Square Park is also crowned by an arch recalling the Arc de Triomphe. And, like Paris, Greenwich Village has produced a robust list of artistic talents, including Bob Dylan.
What to Do in the Financial District
The Financial District in lower Manhattan encapsulates the full range of American history, from its nascent stages to its imminent future. The area around the former World Trade Center commemorates the 9/11 attacks at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, while just south of the Battery stands the patron saint of the city: the Statue of Liberty.
What to Do on The Lower East Side
For decades, New York City's Lower East Side was synonymous with immigrants housed in cramped tenements, suffering terrible conditions in hope of a better life. Today, this cultural mecca is home to emerging artists, young professionals, and innovative shopkeepers with dreams of their own.
What to Do in Chelsea
Chelsea, the area west of Fifth Avenue and north of 14th Street to about 30th Street, has long been known for its tree-lined residential streets and the storied artists haven that was the Chelsea Hotel. In recent years, however, it has become a sought-after New York neighborhood with an abundance of art galleries, bars, and restaurants—and the New York offices of a little business called Google.