Top 10 Ways to Show Off Brooklyn

From the Brooklyn Brewery to the Century 21 Dept Store, impress out-of-town guests with a truly local experience in Brooklyn.

Updated: September 10, 2004

More Spots to Impress


Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225


Galapagos Ag

70 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


The Top 10


St Ann's Warehouse

38 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Puppet festivals, jazz suites and multimedia productions distinguish this eclectic performing-arts venue.


Madiba Restaurant

195 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

The only South African eatery in town testifies to Brooklyn's multiculturalism with flavor and occasionally, live entertainment.


Century 21 Dept Store

472 86TH St, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Go to Bayridge for inner-city savings on clothes and household items and avoid battling the crowds of lower Manhattan.


Brooklyn Brewery

79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The best place to get a taste of local brews. On Saturdays, you can even see how they're made.


Urban Glass

647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Peruse, purchase or create beads, vases and mosaics at America's first and largest public studio for glassblowing and kiln casting.


Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage

Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Why simply cross the famous bridge when you can go inside? This performance space hosts significant arty attractions.


Micro Museum

123 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The displayed work--part installation, part multimedia, mostly weird--isn't easily classifiable, but the experience is definitely innovative.


D'amico Foods

309 Ct St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Step back in time and have a great cup of cappuccino at this historic coffeehouse and salumeria.