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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Plaza
“One of the most iconic Brooklyn plazas, make sure to take a picture with the beautiful "Soldiers' and Sailors'" arch. From here, you can walk across the street to Prospect Park, or a few minutes to the Brooklyn Museum or the Botanical Garden.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Cash-only steak icon where old-school waiters serve aged beef in a German beer hall setting.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Theater
“Catch a movie at the histortic Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM offers art-house and procgressive selection in films from around the world. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of my favorite pizza places with fine cocktails and a great environment as well as jazz selections”
  • 315 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great rooftop in the middle of downtown JC. Crispy thin brick oven pizza paired with flirty cocktails. Good place to meet locals to mingle.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fancy bar with 20's vibes. Can be hard to get into, and drinks are expensive, but fun if you're open to splurging! ”
  • 331 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun, quirky spot, with a few different spaces where DJs play mostly vinyl records, live music, and an outdoor area with a food truck. Great place to dance, meet someone new, check out the local music scene, and get some affordable (for Brooklyn) drinks in your system. ”
  • 349 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of the best pizzas in town! They usually have live music during brunch too.”
  • 303 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“The best alternative night-spot. It can get crowded. They have burlesque, comedy, spiritual, music, dance, theater, events. Check out their website for details.”
  • 229 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Peaches Hot House is one of the few places in NYC that serves up Nashville-style hot chicken. Orders are served traditionally atop a a slice of white bread, a pile of pickles, and a choice of side, like macaroni and cheese, grilled broccoli, or grits (available crispy or creamy). Other options at this casual bar and restaurant include various Southern comfort dishes, but most people are here for the tear-inducing chicken.”
  • 296 locals recommend
Neighborhood
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“Vibrant Chinatown is a densely populated neighborhood that draws foodies and tourists to its many Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants for dumplings, pork buns and hand-pulled noodles. The busy sidewalks are packed with souvenir stores, bubble tea shops, and markets selling everything from fresh and dried fish to herbs and spices. Locals hang out in leafy Columbus Park for Tai Chi, chess and mahjong.”
  • 162 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Free, 1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM. Free, under age of 18. Pay as you wish, Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This area is beautiful guest solo or travelers would love to sit by the water and catch a nice view while watching boats and cruise ships past by. Dumbo is very popular for indoor and outdoor skating, swimming and many other activities.”
  • 188 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Popular dry-rub BBQ, beer & bourbon purveyor with an industrial, cafeteria-style decor & wall mural. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice Bar and Outdoor Area. Food is from DutchBoy burger. They are connected.”
  • 257 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Catch the NYC Ferry here from the docks at N 6th Street. A beautiful way to see the city while traveling into the city.”
  • 263 locals recommend