IN this episode of Ask a NYC Tour Guide we talk about our favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn. I hope this inspires you to explore outside of Manhattan when you visit.
In DUMBO, a trendy neighborhood in Brooklyn, there’s a new place from where to see great views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges: The Rooftop Park of the Empire Stores building. In the 1850s, it was storage space and by the 1950s it was in ruins. It’s now a shopping center where the Brooklyn Historical Society recently opened a new gallery space. Take the lift/elevator to the fifth floor and you’ll see both bridges and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Access is free! Want to see the views from the rooftop park and explore this up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood? We… Read More
Had your fill of Asian cuisine? Want to have a conversation with a long time New Yorker over a beer or cocktail? Just looking for something a bit more familiar? Have no fear, there is an Irish or Dive bar in each of these Chinatowns. Manhattan fancier – Whiskey Tavern 79 Baxter Street Across from the jail, you will find plenty of lawyers and city employees here. Upscale, a little more expensive than the other Manhattan option. This was filled at 3 in the afternoon. They have a full menu and some basic beers as well as some micro brews.… Read More