Your Ultimate Guide to Brooklyn (Video Included)
Here is your ultimate guide to Brooklyn from a local perspective!
After living in Brooklyn, we’re ready to dish out our favorite neighborhoods and spots. If you are visiting NYC, you must come to Brooklyn to experience some of the best things that NYC has to offer. BONUS – Brooklyn also has the best views of Manhattan!
Here’s a shortlist of our favorite spots featured in the video highlighting 4 of Brooklyn’s best neighborhoods to visit while you’re in NYC.
Visit For: That quintessential Brooklyn charm. Tree lined residential streets and brown stones for miles. There are no hipsters here just classic Brooklyn at it’s best.
Best Views: Brooklyn Bridge Park for unbeatable views of lower Manhattan & Hotel 1 Rooftop for unbeatable views of the Brooklyn Bridge
Visit For: Warehouses that have been transformed into cool shops and waterfront restaurants.
Best Views: On the corner of Washington & Water street for “THE VIEW” of the Manhattan bridge. *Warning this is selfie central.
Visit For: Brooklyn charm with a preserved artist & industrial vibe. Less crowded and affordable than Williamsburg.
Best Views: Head on over to the Barge Bar near WNYC Transmitter Park for views of the midtown from across the river.
Best Eats: Bakeri for homemade pastries, bread, and coffee. Glasserie for what we think is the BEST BRUNCH in Brooklyn. A must go if you want to try something different from the traditional eggs and pancakes.
Visit For: Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhood filled with rooftop bars & graffiti street art.
Best Eats: If you’re an ice cream lover head on over to Van Leeuwen’s; this company originated in Brooklyn and has a whole menu of vegan flavors that would satisfy all!
Should you stay in Brooklyn or in Manhattan?
It really depends on what you are looking for. Whether you stay in Manhattan or Brooklyn going to both is easy by metro, bike or private car.
If you stay in Brooklyn, we highly suggest staying in the Brooklyn Downtown or Brooklyn Heights area for the simple reason that the trains in that area are connecting really well the rest of the city. If you stay by Williamsburg you will have limited options for trains available to reach the city. We also really enjoyed the vibes of those areas – staying around is a calm and enjoyable experience with the best views in town just a stroll away.
There are quite a lot of options available in terms of hotels in that area – note that it is not cheap here – but if you have the budget it’s a must! Take a look at prices here for Brooklyn.
What to do in Brooklyn?
As mentioned above go discover all those neighborhoods! There are also a lot of activities like kayaking, sailing, rollerblading, biking, soccer or tennis you can enjoy during your time in Brooklyn.
Another great thing to do in Brooklyn, or New York in general, is to book a photographer in NYC to capture your memories while you are around – might sound cheesy but for a few hours you can forget about the selfies and let a pro photographer capture the real You! KYMA has photographers in NYC (it’s like booking.com but for photographers) as you can read real verified reviews of the photographers – Pierre used to work with it.
We will add more things to do in Brooklyn as time goes by – this was just a quick list.
ps: we included a link to booking .com as we LOVE using it and it helps support the blog too – so if you need a hotel go ahead and book via our link 🙂 Thank you!