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Things to do in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cemetery
“For history buffs, come visit historical Greenwood Cemetery, home to monuments commemorating the “Battle of Brooklyn” and many other historical sites, Bird Watching and one of the highest vantage points to view NYC and the Statue of Liberty ”
  • 172 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local music venue and bar, all genres of music from all over the world. Two shows per night. Intimate setting. www.barbesbrooklyn.com”
  • 130 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Pretzel and Chive Dumplings. Korean Fried Chicken. Buy the cookbook when you are there!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“5th Avenue. Need I say more. Just start at Flatbush Avenue and work your way down. You will find a melting pot of food options. From Greek, to Italian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Latin, and the list goes on. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fonda is perhaps better known by its Chelsea and East Village outposts, but the original Park Slope location still holds its own — and is still reliably busy. The chicken enchiladas suizas are the thing to get here, though the mole enchiladas are a safe way to switch it up. Pair them with the signature rosalita margarita or any of the other versions (the spicy chipotle-infused blood-orange margarita doesn’t come to play). It’s also a great date spot: lively, not too fussy, and thoroughly dependable.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gastropub with loads of beer options, ciders, and a developing wine list. If you eat meat and see the short rib poutine on the chalkboard, order it!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Pub
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“Don't come for the food (which is not bad!) - come for the comedy acts, music acts an general merriment. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“ Outdoor Beer Garden with Shuffleboard and other games. Great for groups and right around the corner”
  • 55 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Huge trendy complex with numerous fantastic restaurants, including Japan Village, a Japanese market with multiple Japanese food stalls, clothing boutiques, and tons of activities for kids and adults alike, including roller skating, ice skating, music performances, dance parties and outdoor film screenings. Check out their website for current options: www.industrycity.com”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Elegant cocktails or just to have a few beers. Full menu as well and a very nice brunch service. Great out on the tiny garden in back.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Welcoming marine-themed haunt features hearty pub grub, craft cocktails & a garden with a koi pond”
  • 35 locals recommend
Library
“This link is for the library, but its the park itself located between 5th and 7th Avenues and 44th and 41st streets that we recommend visiting for its amazing views of the city (which are especially beautiful on summer evenings, when the park is packed with locals!). Its the best place to drink in Sunset Park's unique multi-cultural mix.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Chill coffee shop with breakfast, sandwiches. They have a sweet small backyard.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A fantastic selection of wine, and small plates for appetizers or a light dinner.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“The main attraction at this Eastern European restaurant in South Slope is the deep fried original burger: a juicy patty plus funky Allgauer Emmentaller cheese, mustard, and a seasonal pickled veggie gets swaddled in dough. The whole thing is dunked in the fryer, accompanied by steak-cut fries or salad. (Dip into sweet beet ketchup, too.) The burger is certainly a filling solo act, but for a gut-busting experience, add on a half order of Halusky, hand-cut potato noodles with Bryndza cheese and bacon morsels. The whole menu goes heavy on meat and potato variations, like Hungarian beef goulash, apple-raisin latkes, and turnip and squash-stuffed pierogis. It also offers an extensive range of ciders and beers.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best spot to grab your morning coffee and a pastry in our neighborhood!”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Asian Restaurant
“Pretzel and Chive Dumplings. Korean Fried Chicken. Buy the cookbook when you are there!”
  • 92 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fonda is perhaps better known by its Chelsea and East Village outposts, but the original Park Slope location still holds its own — and is still reliably busy. The chicken enchiladas suizas are the thing to get here, though the mole enchiladas are a safe way to switch it up. Pair them with the signature rosalita margarita or any of the other versions (the spicy chipotle-infused blood-orange margarita doesn’t come to play). It’s also a great date spot: lively, not too fussy, and thoroughly dependable.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastropub with loads of beer options, ciders, and a developing wine list. If you eat meat and see the short rib poutine on the chalkboard, order it!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“ Outdoor Beer Garden with Shuffleboard and other games. Great for groups and right around the corner”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Elegant cocktails or just to have a few beers. Full menu as well and a very nice brunch service. Great out on the tiny garden in back.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Welcoming marine-themed haunt features hearty pub grub, craft cocktails & a garden with a koi pond”
  • 35 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“The main attraction at this Eastern European restaurant in South Slope is the deep fried original burger: a juicy patty plus funky Allgauer Emmentaller cheese, mustard, and a seasonal pickled veggie gets swaddled in dough. The whole thing is dunked in the fryer, accompanied by steak-cut fries or salad. (Dip into sweet beet ketchup, too.) The burger is certainly a filling solo act, but for a gut-busting experience, add on a half order of Halusky, hand-cut potato noodles with Bryndza cheese and bacon morsels. The whole menu goes heavy on meat and potato variations, like Hungarian beef goulash, apple-raisin latkes, and turnip and squash-stuffed pierogis. It also offers an extensive range of ciders and beers.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A bit off of the beaten track, but worth the hike, ride or walk to try one of the best - if not THE BEST - breakfast sandwich in Brooklyn and Counter Culture espresso coffees so expertly pulled that they don't require sweetener. About a mile away from your morning ride, walk or jog in Prospect Park - or a shorter walk from the R train Prospect Av Station.”
  • 30 locals recommend

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