Brooklyn, NYC • A Secret Skyline Spot

New York City has a million-dollar skyline and for that reason, most places you can go to enjoy said skyline cost you almost a million dollars per drink. Well, not quite, but you get the picture, they’re expensive! Head to any rooftop bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn and you’re easily looking at $20 USD for…

Brooklyn • Unique Cocktails

Most nights out in New York are based around seeing something new. In Brooklyn though there are plenty of places to visit and explore, a must see is Grand Army Bar. The bar is the vision of a group of restauranteurs and other creatives in the food industry including the talented and renowned food photographer…

Brooklyn – Homemade Like the Homeland

In the 1950’s and 60’s Park Slope was dominated by Italian families and their influence still thrives today in neighborhood institutions like Russo’s Mozzarella & Pasta. At Russo’s you can grab any picnic supplies your heart desires, or have their Sandwich Artisans do the work for you. The store celebrates the best of Italian food…

Brooklyn – Treasured Troves of Green Space

There’s one park in New York City that gets all the attention. But here’s a tip for you, you’ll find the best one in Brooklyn! In fact, its designers used Central Park as a first draft and claimed Prospect Park fully realized their original vision. With almost 600 acres, there is no shortage of sights, spaces…

Brooklyn – Italian Sweet Treats

“L’Albero dei Gelati puts its heart and soul into what it creates and nature does the rest.” For the best gelato, navigate through the bustling, hip, young families of Park Slope to L’Albero dei Gelati.  In 2013 they brought the family business to Brooklyn from Lombardy, Italy. They make all of their gelato by hand…

Brooklyn – Pizza Under the Bridge

There is absolutely no shortage of pizza in New York City. In the early 1900’s the Italians came over to America and brought the culinary heat with them. And thank goodness those ambitious paesans did! You could say there’s a lot of competition in the pie game. But if you find yourself in DUMBO (which…

Brooklyn – Not So Secret Garden

Brooklyn is definitely the borough to take refuge in from the looming, surrounding cityscapes of New York City. The overwhelmingly serene Brooklyn Botanic Garden occupies more than 50 acres right next to Prospect Park. This hideaway was established in 1910 and is home to flora and fauna from every climate and ecosystem. Visitors can wander through the…

Brooklyn – History by Train

On the edge of Brooklyn Heights, not far from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, stands The New York Transit Museum. For fans of trains, history or transportation, this is definitely a worthy stop for all ages. It is the largest museum in the United States focused on public transportation and is even located in a former subway station….

Brooklyn – The ‘It’ Museum

Just outside of Prospect Park, you’ll find New York City’s third largest museum: The Brooklyn Museum. This massive art collection is comprised of over 1.5 million pieces ranging from Egyptian antiquities to the works of Americans like Norman Rockwell. Why schlep all the way into Manhattan when there’s a colossal stockpile in our backyard? With…

New York City – Affordable Transport by Boat

A lot of people assume that traveling by boat will be expensive. In many cities, ferries tend to be much more expensive than subways or trains. Luckily this isn’t the case in the Big Apple! New York Waterway’s East River Ferry runs seven days a week from lower Manhattan to points in Brooklyn and Queens,…

Brooklyn – An Extraordinary Cinema Experience

Brooklyn has no shortage of theaters; but for a variety of new blockbusters, indie flicks, and old-school throwbacks, plus an impressive menu, the locals flock to Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. Long gone are the days of rushing through a meal in order to catch a movie. If you arrive before the movie starts, a server…

Brooklyn – Skee-Ball and Cheap Beer

Ever find yourself yearning for a game of Skee-Ball, but you wouldn’t be caught dead in some dingy arcade surrounded by a bunch of haughty pre-teens? If so, you’ll fit right in at Full Circle Bar in Brooklyn’s Williamburg neighborhood. With a semi-competitive league they’ve created called “Brewskee-Ball”, you know these guys aren’t messing around. They…