Ride the train, bus or even ferry to this Brooklyn neighborhood with sweeping views of New York Harbor, the occasional cobblestone street and an industrial vibe (a holdover from when it was one of the country’s busiest shipping centers). It’s the big city infused with a touch of New England, and its residents include artisans, musicians, gardeners and a host of other creative and entrepreneurial types. Make a day of it in the spring or summer.
Brooklyn's rugged waterfront neighborhood offers a refreshing salt spray of NYC's seafaring past, along with delectable shopping.
This rugged waterfront neighborhood offers a salt spray of NYC's seafaring past, along with quirky shops and some killer lobster rolls.
Here’s where to spend your ducats on Crosby Street in Lower Manhattan.
The New York Harbor is a vital waterway for commuters, commerce and recreation—and this museum serves to promote historic preservation and protect the maritime heritage of one of the City’s most distinctive areas.
The "dudes" at Sixpoint Craft Ales keep Mother Nature in mind throughout the entire brewing process, from selecting pure and local ingredients to giving back to the environment (and the community) by donating some of their by-products to a Red Hook farm to be composted.
Though most day-trippers are drawn to this Red Hook park by its panoramic vistas—including views of the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, New York Harbor, Staten Island and the Manhattan skyline—there’s New York City history to be beheld here as well.