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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
“Founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Greenwood Heights, this site was inspired by the Pére Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Having vied with Niagara Falls as New York State’s greatest tourist attraction, it gained landmark status in 1966. Filled with Victorian mausoleums, cherubs and gargoyles, Green-Wood is the resting place of some half-million New Yorkers, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Boss Tweed. But there’s more to do here than grave-spot: Check out the massive Gothic arch at the main entrance or climb to the top of Battle Hill, a pivotal spot during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Bar
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“Barbés is a cozy bar with great cocktails and an incredible music lineup every night of the week!”
  • 134 locals recommend
Library
“Home to many cultures. Come around to Sunset Park to see the sunset and movie nights sometimes!”
  • 35 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
Beer Garden
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“Nice little hang out spot for beer, burgers, Bocce games , bean bag toss etc. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Pub
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“Quirky Brooklyn bar prized for divey vibes, eclectic decor & live performances in the back room”
  • 47 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.”
  • 34 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.”
  • 43 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Coffee Shop
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“Excellent local coffee spot just a 2 min walk away. Nice cozy place to read as well.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best spot to grab your morning coffee and a pastry in our neighborhood!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Welcoming marine-themed haunt features hearty pub grub, craft cocktails & a garden with a koi pond”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cafe with limited seating supplying espresso drinks, pastries & breakfast sandwiches”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Chill coffee shop with breakfast, sandwiches. They have a sweet small backyard.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Building
“Great place to shop and try food stalls. The weekends is when it is hopping, but you could check it out during the week and still get some good food.”
  • 30 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
American Restaurant
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“This South Slope restaurant is plenty charming for a date but low-key enough to be a casual weeknight dinner that doesn’t require a reservation. Don’t miss the namesake burger, where a thick, juicy Creekstone Farms patty with considerable funk is smothered in a thick layer of white cheddar and served with pickled onions and thin-sliced pickles. It’s accompanied by three hefty duck fat fries.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Same owners as Bar Tano, a little more scenic location. On the same block as Mayor DeBlasio's home. He and Chirlaine can be seen dining here regularly”
  • 25 locals recommend