Once considered a second-class "suburb" of the city, Brooklyn is booming as celebrated place for both families and singles to live and work, as well as a destination for visitors
It's become one of the city's most desirable places to live and to visit
Not too long ago in our city’s culinary history — say, 15 years back — “Italian restaurant” meant one thing: hearty red-sauce Italian-American.
How could anyone resist an exhibition titled Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe now at the Brooklyn Museum
Just ask any of Brooklyn's more than 2.5 million proud residents: New York's most populous borough has long since graduated from a residential afterthought to an essential visitor destination bursting with vitality. Named "Breuckelen" by Dutch farmers in the 1600s, this 82-square-mile chunk of land on the westernmost end of Long Island transformed into a commuter suburb with the arrival of the Fulton Ferry and the Brooklyn Bridge in the 19th century. And it's been booming ever since. Dynamic… museums, gorgeous parks, upscale boutiques, innovative performance spaces and Michelin-starred restaurants draw visitors from across the River and around the globe. In 2012, the borough got its first major sports team since the Dodgers and a state-of-the-art stadium that hosts international acts. While Brooklyn's cultural cred gives Manhattan's a run for its money, Brooklyn remains just a little bit more peaceful, more neighborhood-y and (slightly) more affordable than its neighbor across the river. Plus, it offers front-and-center views of the Manhattan skyline. Read More [+]
Not every diner wants to be part of the “see-and-be-seen” scene. For those who enjoy a little tranquility with their meal, there’s nothing like hiding out in NYC’s “secret” restaurant gardens — those quiet, al fresco patches tucked into courtyards,
New York City is the country’s culinary king — and this is particularly evident in its superb array of premiere seafood restaurants. Manhattan is an island, after all.
Elevated subway lines, once known as “the el,” dominated the streets of New York in the early days of subway ridership. Since then, most of our subway system has gone underground.
Who doesn’t love a good musical act while they’re waiting for the subway? It’s certainly better than the sounds ofscreeching cars or scratchy conductor announcements.
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