Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Brooklyn city guide. Here you'll find the best of Brooklyn. WTR's Brooklyn map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Brooklyn - including the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
You'll also find the best dining in Brooklyn, guided by WTR's Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Brooklyn includes Kings County Imperial and Frankies 457 .
Brooklyn & Queens
Welge Travel Report Notables for Brooklyn
Getting around in Brooklyn
Transportation in Brooklyn
Our Tony Transit says the best way to get around Brooklyn, NY and all of the boroughs is the Metro (mta.info/maps/submap.html)
People Watching in Brooklyn
WTR's Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Columbus Park, Grand Army Plaza, Pioneer Works and Brooklyn Flea - Williamsburg.
Dining in Brooklyn
Our Carlota Cuisine says the best breakfast in Brooklyn is at Reynard - B,L,D: Daily, Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, 718-460-8004
Start with the roasted olives, charcuterie or a Romaine salad with ramp dressing, radishes and egg. Find some bubbles on their wine list to enjoy with this.
For your main the whole black bass with charred onions and pan fried potatoes or the pork chop, shiitake mushrooms and broccoli rabe will make you smile. Dessert is their Budino Cake and your wine is the '14 Roc D'Anglade.
Shopping in Brooklyn
Do you want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?
Probably not, but George C. Parker sold the Brooklyn Bridge twice a week for 30 years. As you stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge you will get the most scenic views of Manhattan.
Grape Experience in Brooklyn
Our Winnie Winesnob says New York has hundreds of wineries that produce 200 million bottles of wine yearly. Close by are regions that include Long Island (liwines.com) and the Hudson Valley found on a more comprehensive website (newyorkwines.org). The Baco Noir wine from Grindstone Island is unusual and good.
Business Information for Brooklyn
Here is help for your business in Brooklyn: (1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/categories/business.page
Recognition for Brooklyn
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Brooklyn
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as: Brooklyn Historical Society
Now to July 13, 2018 see The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed into an urban oasis, and how the Park has sustained generations of Brooklynites throughout the borough’s many eras of change.