Want To Spend A Weekend In Brooklyn? – Here Are Some Tips For You!
Brooklyn has more than just a famous bridge and bearded hipsters. Visit this New York borough, and you’ll find a neighborhood at its local museum that has a vibrant foodie scene, small retail boutiques, and plenty of entertainment. If you’re just in Brooklyn for a weekend, here’s how to do it like a native.
The Perfect Place To Stay In Brooklyn
The red-brick Wythe Hotel overlooks the East River like a chic sentinel, lit by a neon ‘hotel’ sign on 11th Street and Wythe Road. The height of the ceilings and the lofty square-paned windows, a theme that continues in the guest rooms, will hit you when you reach the lobby.
The suites might feel cold with floor-to-ceiling windows and concrete floors, but wooded ceilings create a comfortable atmosphere in this century-old former warehouse. Retro-style phones and radios, with walls accented in a Victorian-style print, have antique touches.
The professionally loaded minibar helps the amateur bartender to make his concoctions with a jigger, shaker, Fever-Tree tonic, and a range of quality spirits. Slip into a light blue denim cotton robe, built and made locally, after clambering out of the spacious tub, and drift off to sleep while staring at Manhattan’s glittering stars.
The Wythe is also the best choice for the chic tourist who wants to explore the city like a resident in the heart of trendy Williamsburg; it is surrounded by eye-catching graffiti posters, designer shops, antique shopping, and restaurants to suit all palates.
A six-minute stroll to the dream bookstore, McNally Jackson, after grabbing breakfast at the quaint European-style Bakeri café on Freeman Lane. The two-level shop is finished in humid, treacle-colored wood, with lots of tucked-away corners.
Rough Trade is fantastic. With industrial shipping containers arranged to create spaces, walkways, and a café, this spacious warehouse-style music store is laid out. The shop also stores books, compact tapes, CDs, record players, and even other music-related merchandise.
The Beaux-Arts-style Brooklyn Museum, adjoining lush Prospect Park, with its elegant pillars and ornate sculptures, wouldn’t look amiss on the streets of Paris. Opened in 1897 to the public, with permanent and revolving exhibits, it has five floors.
The classic Skyline Drive-In lies on Williamsburg’s frontier and hipster Greenpoint with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Viewers have to arrive about an hour or two before the movie but don’t worry about waiting. The helpful workers will also lead you to where to park. And then you are free to walk for a drink to one of the nearby wine bars-leave yourself time to take a shot of the striking views of the city over the river before going back to your car.
Best Dining Place – Le Crocodile
End the first day in Brooklyn with an exquisite Crocodile meal. With exposed brick ceilings, hanging industrial-chic lighting, and black-and-white tiled flooring, the greenery-filled restaurant is cozy and also welcoming. There is a comprehensive liquor menu at the restaurant. Try the divine cocktails.
Le Crocodile also has a lovely brunch, too. Before you tuck into one of the various pastries, drink a bellini—main courses, including eggs with Provolone Picante benedict or omelet.