Nov 17, 2008 11:22 AM | 3
As the largest of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has tons of neighborhoods, enclaves, and nooks and crannies to explore. Each area has its own distinct flavor from the backgrounds of the people who live there to the geography/landscape to the celebrations/customs/food those people bring; each neighborhood is like a mini-country within this great borough. So not surprisingly, the best neighborhood to get lost in/explore was a hotly contested topic.
Here’s where our staff netted out:
1) Bay Ridge: “Great restaurants and bars, 86th street shopping and Century 21, walk along the Narrows and see the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano Bridge...”
2) Coney Island (tied for second): “There are a myriad of activities and characters along the boardwalk.”
2) Brooklyn Heights (tied for second): “The promenade and houses are gorgeous - and there is plenty of shopping and food on Montague street. A great place to wander.”
2) Red Hook (tied for second): “There are still signs of the ship building era, alongside quirky touches of local artists...”
The most diplomatic of staff said it best: “Any neighborhood you don't know is good for this.” What's your favorite neighborhood to wander? Are there any good/better ones we left off our list?