Things to do in Brooklyn
Places to See
A guide to all the neighborhoods in Brooklyn, has maps and lists shops, restaurants, and bars
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Offering spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the New York Harbor, Pier 1, Pier 6, the Main Street Lot, and the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of the park have attracted thousands of visitors. These park sections offer green space for picnics, playground fun, an afternoon siesta, and sports of all kinds. Pier 6 has a great playground, Bark Hot Dogs with wine and beer, a view of Manhattan, and a water park for kids.
Every visitor must walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at least once. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
East River Ferry
The best $4 way to see the Manhattan and Brooklyn. The ferry goes across to South Street Seaport and goes up and stops in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Long Island City.
Open on weekends in the summer, this former 172 acre island military base is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. Eat, rent a bike, or just relax. A free ferry is available from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park or take the East River Ferry.
A 1922 restored carousel located in the Empire-Futon Ferry Section of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. $2 a ride.
A ten minute walk from the Marriott, this outdoor market made from recycled shipping containers has plenty of food vendors and a beer garden. Stores and vendors sell Etsy like products, vintage wear, and jewelry.
A food market filled with tons of different food and drink booths in Williamsburg on the water. Take the East River Ferry for a great trip.
Serious Eats Guide to Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens
A good guide on where to eat and drink in the neighborhoods in walking distance from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
127 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11201
Great place for dinner or brunch with locally sourced ingredients
84 Court St # A Brooklyn, NY11201
Oooold school Italian
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
New American, fabulous pork chop, good brunch
Pok Pok NYC
127 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Thai food by James Beard award winning chef Andy Ricker.
Great burgers, hot dogs, and shakes steps away from the Marriott
97a Hoyt Street
Delicious meat sandwiches
smoked meat · poutine · montreal style · cheese curds ·matzo ball soup
298 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Wood oven pizza with a lovely backyard
131 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bar with inside Boce court
329 Henry Street, Brooklyn
Cocktail bar with a few food items including an incredible turkey leg sandwich. A little Portlandiaish (men in groomed mustaches and suspenders who take a bit too long making that drink). Go visit their brother bar Brooklyn Social further down the road for a more down to earth experience
68 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY
Good basic bar in DUMBO with cheap drinks
126 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
Another decent DUMBO bar
210 Smith Street, New York, NY
Great cocktail bar with fabulous drinks
The Brooklyn Inn
148 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
A beautiful old school bar
61 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Local beer and wine on tap along with tasty snacks
Gothamist's list of their 9 favorite outdoor places to drink in the city
Brooklyn Based list of their favorite places to drink outdoors
What's going on during your stay
Brooklyn Based Tip Sheet
Brooklyn Vegan Music Events
Brokelyn Event Guide
L Magazine Event Guide