A visit to Brooklyn deserves more than a day trip - Day Six
Jan. 19, 2019 | Updated Jan. 23, 2019
The Ides Rooftop & Blue Roof. The Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn is visible from this bar located on the roof of the Wythe Hotel.
Today it’s time to head to the most infamous neighborhood in Brooklyn. It is time to go to Williamsburg, America's most famous story of gentrification.
Saturday - Day Six: Williamsburg, Domino Park, Greenpoint, McCarren Park, Peter Luger's
Start off the day’s visit to W’burg with a stroll on the waterfront in Domino Park. Domino Park opened in the summer of 2018 and is often described as Brooklyn's version of The Highline
in Manhattan. The park is located on the former grounds of the Domino Sugar Refinery, which is the inspiration for the park's name. The Domino refinery was built in the late 1800s, and still stands just across the street from the park. At Domino Park, there are great views of the east side of Manhattan that are perfect to capture for your Instagram feed. If you are hungry, Tacocina
is a walk-up restaurant that is located in the park.
Next, head up to McCarren Park
for a picnic and some lounging and people watching. McCarren Park is located between the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. As one of the most popular public spaces in this part of Brooklyn, this park is certain to be bustling in good weather. If it happens to be raining or chilly, try one of the bars around the park instead for a beer or three. After McCarren Park, take the short walk over to A/D/O
to check out the open workspace for artists and freelancers. There are always plenty of laptop warriors busy working in the atrium.
As an artists space, A/D/O often has interesting exhibits in the atrium. Be sure to check the schedule on their website in advance to know what is happening the day you visit. You can also grab a coffee/tea, beer/wine, and/or a quick bite at Norman
For dinner, head to the Peter Luger Steakhouse
, Brooklyn's most famous steakhouse, located next to the Williamsburg Bridge. As rumor has it, during New York’s organized crime era, many of the mob bosses discussed business over steak dinners at the restaurant. Today, it is a destination for a more law-abiding crowd, and is a must do for any steak enthusiast visitor to Brooklyn.
After dinner, check the Knitting Factory
for a comedy show or concert (check the schedule!). The comedian Hannibal Buress used to perform a weekly show here. If shows are not your thing, wander into one of the many interesting dive bars in south Williamsburg. If you’re into pinball games then Jackbar
is a great place to have a couple of drinks and stir up some pinball nostalgia.
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Stephon Owens is the Founder and CEO of Vezpuchi.