In the Neighborhood
Like its beloved sister bar, the Brooklyn Inn, this cozy, windowed tavern boasts a long bar with high wooden stools, a large selection of local and domestic beers (16 on tap), wines and spirits, and snacks such as cheese and crackers, soft pretzels, hot dogs and the occasional meat pie.
Outdoors & Recreation
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
The newest addition to the Brooklyn Bridge Park greenway, this restored industrial pier boasts five acres encompassing basketball, handball and bocce courts along with picnic tables, swings and a full-size inline skating rink.
Fatoosh Middle Eastern Pitza & BBQ
The original Brooklyn Fatoosh (a second location opened up in Park Slope several years back) stands out among Downtown Brooklyn's multitude of Middle Eastern cuisine options—their pitas are baked fresh throughout the day, and their pita sandwiches, kebab platters and falafels are praised by the restaurant's dedicated local fan base for their massive size, as well as their high quality.
No Middle Eastern culinary repast—whether cooking homemade delicacies from scratch or partaking in delicious prepared foods—would be complete without a trip to this clean and stylish gourmet marketplace, which was founded in 1948 and is stocked to the rafters with everything you could ever need from the Far and Middle East.