If you consider all of the historical sites and landmarks in Brooklyn, it should really come as no surprise that it’s the most populated borough. Since its founding in 1634, Brooklyn has played an important role in the history of New York City, namely during the Revolutionary War. So, if you’d like to learn a little more about this fascinating borough, check out these four Brooklyn landmarks.
Occasionally, what’s on tap at bars and nightclubs isn’t going to cut it for some hardcore beer lovers. At times like these, you should go straight to the source by visiting authentic New York breweries. Here are a few of our favorites that are putting our area on the map of the American beer scene.
As New York City’s second largest borough after Queens, Brooklyn is as rich in cultural and ethnic diversity as just about anywhere else in America. As a result, new tastes, flavors and textures are being introduced to the borough at a rapid rate. It seems like every day there’s a new and exciting restaurant opening its doors. Here are a few of our favorite Brooklyn restaurants that are sure to leave you satisfied.
On Saturday, October 7, the Barclays Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn, will host the New York Islanders’ first home game of the season. Check out these top match-ups on the Islanders schedule if you’re looking to catch elite hockey in a fun, modern arena!
Since New York Harbor provides seamless access to the Atlantic Ocean, East River and the historic Hudson River, there are several scenic cruise line options for New Yorkers looking to explore the area. Riders on these NYC cruises will take in picturesque views while also enjoying delicious meals, drinks and fun with family and friends.
Historic franchises and can’t-miss sporting events are a dime a dozen in New York City. You won’t find a better atmosphere for a big game than at venues like the world-famous Madison Square Garden and the newer Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Check out this NYC sports guide to find out about upcoming games.
Going into its 7th year, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is hosting its annual block party-style gathering that celebrates the authentic flavor of North Brooklyn’s up-and-coming food scene. This outdoor party showcases the very best in local favorites with participation from over forty neighborhood bars and restaurants. Even a few of the area’s best wineries and breweries are contributing to this 21+ event. It takes place in East River State Park in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 18th, from 1 to 5 PM.
Over the past few years, Brooklyn has become the unofficial culture capital of New York City. People are relocating and visiting the area at record rates. In order to accommodate a wide range of customers with niche interests, new, adventurous restaurants and bars are sprouting up all over the place. As a way to stand out in a crowded nightlife scene where every watering hole seems to differ only in name, a few Brooklyn bars have adopted uncommon themes and ideas that set them apart.
Something big is happening in the heart of Brooklyn and its changing New York City’s food scene. It’s called Smorgasburg and it can be enjoyed Saturdays at East River State Park in Williamsburg. On Sundays, it takes place in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill. Each location runs from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn Smorgasburg showcases over 100 food vendors from around the area, attracting over 10,000 visitors a day. It was even described by The New York Times as “The Woodstock of Eating.” Whether you’ve experienced it or not, Brooklyn Smorgasburg will leave you satisfied after every visit!