Guidebook for Brooklyn

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Guidebook for Brooklyn

Food Scene

Yayo's a Dominican restaurant located near the Barclay Center is a staple restaurant in the community for decades. Its Delicious, savory and decadent dishes will definitely make you want return. You can order out or dine in.
Yayo’s
36 5th Avenue
Yayo's a Dominican restaurant located near the Barclay Center is a staple restaurant in the community for decades. Its Delicious, savory and decadent dishes will definitely make you want return. You can order out or dine in.
This is an Spanish/Asian restaurant that will make it worth your time and $. It is budget friendly and delicious mix of food and drinks. You can order out or dine in.
New Apolo
508 Grand St
This is an Spanish/Asian restaurant that will make it worth your time and $. It is budget friendly and delicious mix of food and drinks. You can order out or dine in.
At any time day and night, this diner is open 24/7. It is located near Prospect Park Brooklyn's staple which is another place worth going to see during your stay. The food is so delicious there. You can order take out or dine in.
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7th Ave Donuts & Diner
324 7th Avenue
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At any time day and night, this diner is open 24/7. It is located near Prospect Park Brooklyn's staple which is another place worth going to see during your stay. The food is so delicious there. You can order take out or dine in.
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. If I want to enjoy a late night out on the town, this is where I go. The food is scrumptious and the drinks are amazing (not many place have good drinks). As a person who has severe allergies and a pescaterian this place definitely delivers
Caliente Cab Co.
61 7th Ave S
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. If I want to enjoy a late night out on the town, this is where I go. The food is scrumptious and the drinks are amazing (not many place have good drinks). As a person who has severe allergies and a pescaterian this place definitely delivers
This restaurant delivers great soul food. There is another location on Union street in Brooklyn but this location is the original. Great prices and great southern style ambiance. Some days they have a live band which makes the whole experience worthwhile.
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem Classic
700 West 125th Street
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This restaurant delivers great soul food. There is another location on Union street in Brooklyn but this location is the original. Great prices and great southern style ambiance. Some days they have a live band which makes the whole experience worthwhile.

Drinks & Nightlife

The famous Coney Island, Home of Nathan's Hot Dogs and the Wonder Wheel where you can find and do an array of activities and have great experiences. In the warmer months there are activities for every age group and easily accessible by the Metro system (F) (D) (N) (Q) trains. From drinks, to nightlife, to sightseeing adventures, to shopping, to entertainment and family outings you'll find it all with access to Coney Island Beach.
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Luna Park in Coney Island
1000 Surf Avenue
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The famous Coney Island, Home of Nathan's Hot Dogs and the Wonder Wheel where you can find and do an array of activities and have great experiences. In the warmer months there are activities for every age group and easily accessible by the Metro system (F) (D) (N) (Q) trains. From drinks, to nightlife, to sightseeing adventures, to shopping, to entertainment and family outings you'll find it all with access to Coney Island Beach.

Sightseeing

The epicenter of New York; 42 street cover the borough of Manhattan from the east side to west side like move streets do in. From Broadway plays to class acts to street performers and illuminating billboards, Empire State building, Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island and Governors' Island as well as stores to shop tour buses, their is an influx of things to do do in the big Apple. All day and all night. is very busy and so please be careful and belongings are kept somewhere safe. It is very busy so please be careful and make sure belongings are kept somewhere safe.
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West 42nd Street
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The epicenter of New York; 42 street cover the borough of Manhattan from the east side to west side like move streets do in. From Broadway plays to class acts to street performers and illuminating billboards, Empire State building, Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Staten Island and Governors' Island as well as stores to shop tour buses, their is an influx of things to do do in the big Apple. All day and all night. is very busy and so please be careful and belongings are kept somewhere safe. It is very busy so please be careful and make sure belongings are kept somewhere safe.
Here you'll find shopping malls, food vendors, ferry boat rides, tons of little shops and great views of the city. Wall street is also nearby.
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South Street Seaport
89 South Street
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Here you'll find shopping malls, food vendors, ferry boat rides, tons of little shops and great views of the city. Wall street is also nearby.
The famous Lady Liberty also know as the statue of Liberty, although geographically located in New Jersey another state, it is part of New York territory. Many ferry rides go to and from during the day.
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Statua Wolności
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The famous Lady Liberty also know as the statue of Liberty, although geographically located in New Jersey another state, it is part of New York territory. Many ferry rides go to and from during the day.
Wall Street, where you'll find the famous Charging Bull. I suggest if you want to go there go early or expect to be waiting in a long line to take pictures. Wall street is very busy and so please be careful and belongings are kept somewhere safe.
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Wall Street
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Wall Street, where you'll find the famous Charging Bull. I suggest if you want to go there go early or expect to be waiting in a long line to take pictures. Wall street is very busy and so please be careful and belongings are kept somewhere safe.
Ahhh the Brooklyn bridge, a place that I go to often myself. The entrance for pedestrians and bikers are located at both ends, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The view breathtaking and worth the long walk (if you're up for it)!
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Most Brookliński
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Ahhh the Brooklyn bridge, a place that I go to often myself. The entrance for pedestrians and bikers are located at both ends, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The view breathtaking and worth the long walk (if you're up for it)!
The site of the Twin Towers prior to 9/11. The surrounding area is still under construction. I suggest this tour as your first stop. The Oculus is nearby which is a great to see. Please be careful going down the escalators and elevators.
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World Trade Center
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The site of the Twin Towers prior to 9/11. The surrounding area is still under construction. I suggest this tour as your first stop. The Oculus is nearby which is a great to see. Please be careful going down the escalators and elevators.
Located on another major street in Manhattan, the Empire State building is a staple for the city. Name after the state, you can find the name on all license plates.
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Empire State Building
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Located on another major street in Manhattan, the Empire State building is a staple for the city. Name after the state, you can find the name on all license plates.
This is a free Ferry which you can ride to Staten Island, another island in New York. If you do not want to physically go to the Statue of Liberty, you can get a good view of the Lady Liberty on this ferry ride. There is also a small shop on the main deck for snacks on the go.
Staten Island Ferry
This is a free Ferry which you can ride to Staten Island, another island in New York. If you do not want to physically go to the Statue of Liberty, you can get a good view of the Lady Liberty on this ferry ride. There is also a small shop on the main deck for snacks on the go.
This is a small gem in the city. Please ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway. You'll get a view of the city like no other.
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Roosevelt Island
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This is a small gem in the city. Please ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway. You'll get a view of the city like no other.

Parks & Nature

If you ever get a chance to spend a day out biking, climbing, rocks, enjoying ice cream, a small plays or a small picnic or concert or a small bite to eat from food vendors. This the place to be. Anyone and anything is possible in this serene scene outside but inside the big apple!
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Central Park
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If you ever get a chance to spend a day out biking, climbing, rocks, enjoying ice cream, a small plays or a small picnic or concert or a small bite to eat from food vendors. This the place to be. Anyone and anything is possible in this serene scene outside but inside the big apple!
This is another park which you can enjoy in Brooklyn. I go there very often and relax or just to take a jog. There are tons of summer festivals and concerts or just street performers who give you music to sing and dance. People have their family barbecues. In the summer you can enjoy the water park, go boating and in the winter you can go ice skating.
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Prospect Park
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This is another park which you can enjoy in Brooklyn. I go there very often and relax or just to take a jog. There are tons of summer festivals and concerts or just street performers who give you music to sing and dance. People have their family barbecues. In the summer you can enjoy the water park, go boating and in the winter you can go ice skating.

Arts & Culture

Hmmm...where to start. The history behind Harlem shaped a lot of aspect of New York City. There are places like the Schomburg Center. There is a pulsating musical scene in Harlem where Jazz, Blues and Funk as well as mainstream music is combined with a plethora of people.
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Harlem
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Hmmm...where to start. The history behind Harlem shaped a lot of aspect of New York City. There are places like the Schomburg Center. There is a pulsating musical scene in Harlem where Jazz, Blues and Funk as well as mainstream music is combined with a plethora of people.
Some of the world's renowned artists of the century have performed here, artists such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. Today, its thriving program of music, dance, master classes and special events continues to draw crowds and applause. Highly recommended
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Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
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Some of the world's renowned artists of the century have performed here, artists such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. Today, its thriving program of music, dance, master classes and special events continues to draw crowds and applause. Highly recommended
Cloisters Museum is a curious architectural jigsaw, its many parts made up of various European monasteries and other historic buildings. The garden is a serene oasis away from the city with spectacular views.
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The Met Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
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Cloisters Museum is a curious architectural jigsaw, its many parts made up of various European monasteries and other historic buildings. The garden is a serene oasis away from the city with spectacular views.
MoMA PS1 is one of the largest art institutions in NYC dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is located in the Long Island City neighborhood in the borough of Queens. Children have school trips there all the time but its great for adults too. Easily accessible by the metro system.
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MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
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MoMA PS1 is one of the largest art institutions in NYC dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is located in the Long Island City neighborhood in the borough of Queens. Children have school trips there all the time but its great for adults too. Easily accessible by the metro system.
There's tons to see, I don't know where to start! Go see for yourself.
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Amerykańskie Muzeum Historii Naturalnej
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There's tons to see, I don't know where to start! Go see for yourself.
Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic site in the NYC Weeksville is one of America's first free black communities during the 19th century. Within this community, the residents established schools, churches and benevolent associations and were active in the abolitionist movement. Great piece of history!
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Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue
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Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic site in the NYC Weeksville is one of America's first free black communities during the 19th century. Within this community, the residents established schools, churches and benevolent associations and were active in the abolitionist movement. Great piece of history!
The vast periodic exhibitions from prominent artists. The historical artifacts of the many periods, to the first Saturday of each month where people from all colors creed and backgrounds join the floor of live music, dancing and sometimes drinking all in an art filled space. The feeling is ethereal. Definitely a must see!
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
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The vast periodic exhibitions from prominent artists. The historical artifacts of the many periods, to the first Saturday of each month where people from all colors creed and backgrounds join the floor of live music, dancing and sometimes drinking all in an art filled space. The feeling is ethereal. Definitely a must see!

Getting Around

For those who want to economize on your trip to this expensive city. There are options to take the train from your Terminal to my apartment. With a metro system that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (although after 11 and before 6am, they are slowed because of repairs)
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Port lotniczy Nowy Jork-John F. Kennedy
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For those who want to economize on your trip to this expensive city. There are options to take the train from your Terminal to my apartment. With a metro system that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (although after 11 and before 6am, they are slowed because of repairs)
This is a great car rental place near me, although the train commute is suggested for speed.
Zipcar
1360 Fulton St
This is a great car rental place near me, although the train commute is suggested for speed.
This terminal is a port for travelers but definitely worth seeing on your stay.
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Grand Central Terminal
89 East 42nd Street
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This terminal is a port for travelers but definitely worth seeing on your stay.

Essentials

For any items such as food to cook, detergent for laundry or other smalls necessities. You can easily take a 3 minute walk.
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America's Food Basket
2220 Atlantic Ave
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For any items such as food to cook, detergent for laundry or other smalls necessities. You can easily take a 3 minute walk.
This is a great laundry place to do your laundry. I suggest buying the detergent from another establishment such as America's food Basket prior to going there.
Clean Rite Center
1760 Eastern Parkway
This is a great laundry place to do your laundry. I suggest buying the detergent from another establishment such as America's food Basket prior to going there.