Brooklynites are tired of people from that other borough telling us what's the best in the city... and inevitably leaving top spots in our beloved borough off the list. With a staff of over 1500 people working in 60 locations across Brooklyn from Bed-Stuy to Brighton Beach and everywhere in between, we think our collective knowledge of the Borough of Kings trumps everyone else's.
So we're doing our own list of the best of the best in Brooklyn, called Neighborhood Know-It-All. And we need your help. Twice a month, we'll post our staff's favorites in the week's topic, and then, we want you to give us your thoughts. Argue with us. Agree with us. Offer other suggestions. However you want to respond is up to you, just be sure to respond, so we have the best of the best listed. We'd also love it if you can offer up topics for our staff to vote on in future surveys.
To kick off the column, this week's survey was on best views. We asked and our staff answered. Here are our top picks for places where you can get the best views in Brooklyn – and why these are our favorites:
1. Brooklyn Heights Promenade: “Funny thing is that the Manhattan night time skyline looks the best from Brooklyn.” (Right on!)
2a. Red Hook waterfront (tied for second): “Sitting on the back porch [of Fairway] you can look out at the harbor and Statue of Liberty.”
2b. Brooklyn Bridge Park (tied for second): “At sunset, you are surrounded by the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn & Manhattan bridges and DUMBO – one of the last reminders of Brooklyn’s industrial history. Beautiful.”
Agree? Disagree? Then tell us about it!