Today is National Tourism Appreciation Day so we’d like to send some love their way! There are so many things to do in New York it can be hard to decide what to spend time on. For all those tourists looking to experience the real Brooklyn, check out what us locals love to do here!
Don’t be afraid, this cemetery has much more to offer than ghosts! Greenwood cemetery is rich with history, lush grounds, and if you’re lucky you might spot some of the exotic monk parakeets that were accidentally released into this urban jungle.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
You haven’t experienced springtime in the city if you haven’t been to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! With annual events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Chile Pepper Festival, there’s much more to this garden than just taking a stroll around the grounds.
PowerHouse Books is our go-to stop for anything book related. They have a huge selection ranging from NYT best sellers to newly published works. PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO is just one of their locations throughout the city, and it’s probably our fave.
The Brooklyn Kitchen
Brush up on your culinary skills with classes at Brooklyn Kitchen!
Korea-town came to Brooklyn! Grab some great Korean BBQ and when you’ve had enough drinks, try some karoke!
Di Fara Pizza
Opened by Domenico De Marco in 1964 after emigrating from Italy, Di Fara Pizza boasts some of the best pizza in the city! There’s usually a long line of both locals and tourists.
Henry Public is an Old Time Brooklyn Saloon and their bar is known for hand crafted cocktails & quality draught beers. They also serve a fine selection of New York State Wines.
Glasserie has some of the best craft cocktails (and at a good price too) in Greenpoint. They also have a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu.