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Directions: 4,5,6 to City Hall (Manhattan); A to High Street (Brooklyn)
even the ferris wheel is scary
If its history and Amusement parks your looking for, this is the most impressing merge. Coney Island,s heyday is long past, but with the economic growth of the area its making a grand comeback. I cherish all visits I have mad e to this Atlantic waterfront. All different occasions have planted me on these shores from beach rambles, to the Mermaid Parade to the most memorable, Bjork. A must see for all who visit NYC. Test out the rides as well, but definately get a good chiropractors number, and life insurance won't hurt either. These rides are old, but that's half the adventure.
Directions: W train to Stillwell Avenue
bridge and view
Starts in Brooklyn lands in Manhatten. Jumps the east river from the new hip to the past hip. A walk across will drop you into the lower east side from Willamsburg Brooklyn as so named. On the walk over, app. 40 minutes, you will be rewarded grand veiws of Manhatten, the river and the shorelines of both boros. There will be many aquantices doing the same whether its feet or tires below. The pedestrian path has sporadic acts of vandalism sometime reading comically. "Rush Limbaugh is a Fascict" reads one spraypainted political jab. Bike over if you want, but you better have robust calf muscles.
Address: L at Bedford; J, M, Z at Essex.
Directions: Delancy east in lower manhatten
Every spring in the Brooklyn Botanical garden theres a festival marking the blossoming of the Cherry trees. You can sit under the pink canopy drinking beers and snacking on crappy Japanese snacks. Performances of traditional Japanese dance and music lays down a soundtrack. It usually happens in late April to early May lasting throughout one week end. Get here early if your coming for the festival, the lines get real beefy by noon. In Japan as the Cherry Blossom wave sweeps across the islands everyone hits their favorite viewing spot and does much the same.
Address: 1000 Washington Avenue
Directions: 2/3 train to Eastern Parkway
On Fridays and Saturdays the Brewery opens its doors for free tours and you can drink in what is a huge open room with drunk people swarming around picnic tables. All their own beers on tap. Brooklyn Lager, gotta try it.
Directions: 79 N 11th street. Take L train to Bedford then walk west on N 7 until you get to Berry make right walk to N11 make a left. Is on your right.
Made to resemble Arc de Triomphe in Paris this is bootylicious. Prospect Parks Grand Entryway.
Address: Prospect Park, Park Slope
Directions: 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
Q Train to 7th Ave. Station (Flatbush Ave.)
B-41 or B-71 Bus along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza
B-69 Bus along Prospect Park West
This park I find to be more inviting than Central Park. Quite large ( 526 Acres) and not nearly as many people as CP. The landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux of Central Park fame made this one as well. Definately check out the boat house and chill in one of many open landscapes.
Address: Park Slope Brooklyn
Directions: · F train at 7th Ave. station, 15th St./Prospect Park station and Fort
Hamilton Parkway station.
· 2 or 3 train at Grand Army Plaza station.
· Q train at Parkside Ave. station and Prospect Park station.
· S train at Prospect Park station
The whole neighborhood is on the up and up and has followed that track throughout the late 90's. Galleries, restaurants and boutiques are popping up everywhere in the same fashion as your first case of chicken pox. Great place for seeing emerging street art and the most contemporary art can get. Perusing the streets will pass your soul in front of many shopping ops and eateries abound. A few stand out restaurants are, (I dabbled in them all) D.O.C. Wine Bar, on N7 and Wythe, also Aurora, rustic Italian fare, on Grand between Wythe and Kent, and finally the best bar is by far The Pencil Factory on the corner of Greenpoint Ave. and Franklin Street.(just a tad bit out of the way0
Address: L train to Bedford.
Directions: Take the L train from Manhattan Brooklyn bound to the first stop into Brooklyn
rendering w new facade
Every first Saturday of every month its free and opened late.
The energy levels are high pumped with performances, music, dancing, and gallavanting through the galleries for free. They serve wine and food for a small price. For peace and solitude dip into a gallery. Their egyptian art collection is large and notable as well as their asian art collection. There's large show space for travelling and special shows. Just opened is a new promenade that is beautifully adorned with fountains designed by the dude that made the fountains at the Bellagio in Vegas. Hit it up fo sure.
Address: Check the subway map. on Prospect Park east.
Directions: Take the train to Prospect park and walk to the east side of it.
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