A visit to North Brooklyn’s neighborhoods while visiting New York is highly encouraged. Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick showcase the epitome of positive transformation, all former industrial neighborhoods revolutionized to some of the most hipster and popular destinations for dining, art, attractions, and entertainment. We promise that there is so much more to Northern Brooklyn than Birkenstocks with socks and barista jams. Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick have more to offer every week. Here is our guide to direct you to some of the best facets of these three amazing neighborhoods. Read more
Although a bit further than Downtown Brooklyn, both Park Slope and Gowanus are worth the extra adventure into this notable borough. You will be far away from the tourist attractions and introduced to authentic and interesting areas throughout these two neighborhoods. From the art scenes to the dining and drink scenes, Park Slope and Gowanus provides more than enough options for an enjoyable visit. Read more
Just across the Brooklyn Bridge brings you to Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Together, the three neighborhoods create an environment welcoming to families, young millennials and the aging generation all the same; yet, each neighborhood has its own path of transformation and shining character that distinguishes it from the rest. From the small yet rapidly developing Downtown Brooklyn with bustling crowds of office workers and students, to the affluent residential neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights with tree-lined brownstones and a promenade for excellent views of the city, to the industrial waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, home to the brand new Domino Park as well as the local’s favorite Brooklyn Bridge Park & Jane’s Carousel. Here is our guide to direct you to some of the best facets of these three amazing neighborhoods. Read more
Lets take it back to 1919, the kick off of one of the largest social experiments in America. The Volstead act was passed by Congress, otherwise recognized as the National Prohibition Act. This law forbade all production, buying, selling and transportation of any form of alcohol with few exceptions (religious purposes and medical aid) for the next 13 years in America. This lead to the creation of Speakeasies, hidden establishments used to illegally buy and sell alcohol- hush-hush bars. A password was needed upon entry, and often times you entered an underground establishment or a typical store. After five years, it was estimated that there was up to 100,000 speakeasies in New York. The effect of the Prohibition created a new culture among New York City that still lives on today. Check out our top (secret) Speakeasy bars throughout New York City, where you will travel back in time with a creative bespoke cocktail.
The Bronx is the northern-most borough of the five in New York City and the only one actually located on the mainland. With 14 colleges and universities, the infamous Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Grand Concourse, and one of the oldest natural forests in the New York Botanical Gardens, the Bronx is known for far more than its hip-hop and street art roots. Although this borough is often overlooked, a trip north of Manhattan is a unique experience well worth your time. With a distinctive art and cultural scene, authentic restaurants, genuine bars and great shopping destinations, the “Boogie Down Bronx” is sure to pleasantly surprise you. Read more