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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
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“It is one of the most visited food market in the neighborhood for locals and tourists from Spring to Fall. It is open every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park on Kent Avenue and North 7th Street. Hours are from 11am - 6pm, from April through November. Great city views, many different outdoor food vendors, famous Red Hook Lobster rolls, table and benches to eat, sit, relax and enjoy the views. It is about a 15 minute walk from my location. ”
  • 445 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Best Pastrami in he world. Establishment is over 100 years old one of the oldest Jewish Delis still standing and world famous”
  • 413 locals recommend
Park
“one of my favorite bagel spots. get french toast and walnut cream cheese or the everything bagel, bacon, egg, with bacon scallion creamcheese”
  • 309 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“East River State Park is an 11-acre state park located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The park stretches along the East River near North 7th, 8th, and 9th Streets, and offers unobstructed views of the Williamsburg Bridge and Midtown Manhattan.”
  • 266 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best blueberry pancakes - hands down! Watch out for their daily specials; all of them are extremely delicious. Enjoy this great brunch place. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“There's a reason why Cafe Mogador has been a neighborhood favorite for so long. The food, service, and ambiance are the best of the East Village. It's reasonably-priced too. It's great for both brunch/ lunch/ dinner. Be sure to get there on the earlier side for brunch: wait times after 12 can be a bit long. ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Concerts, storytelling and other great live events take place here year round. Checkout their website for details.”
  • 137 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Make sure you put your bid in 2-3 hours before you get in. Classic New York speakeasy bar that is worth the try.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“David Chang's Asian-accented American fare comes with an open kitchen, spare decor & dinner crowds.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Hipsters pack this 2-level bar/music venue to hear live indie acts or dance to DJ sets upstairs.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“This place is awesome for smoked salmon, cream cheese, and bagels. You have to take a ticket when you get in and there are about 10 ppl behind the counter taking your orders. A New York must. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Great for Girl Groups & Birthday Parties . Food is fun and family style and scene is trendy. Can get a bit crowded on the weekends, but weekdays you should be fine ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Ukrainian Restaurant
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“SINCE 1954, VESELKA HAS BEEN SERVING UP UKRAINIAN FOOD FROM THE SAME LOCATION IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE”
  • 156 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“The cocktails are so original and the staff is super knowledgeable. It's a tiny place! But they do not crowd the bar so at times there is a wait. Super cool atmosphere. We love this spot.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Cutting-edge cocktails are served in a no-frills setting at this laid-back barroom.”
  • 131 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Very hip lunch/dinner/brunch scene. Farm to table socially conscious, organic, fresh hipster food - I sat elbow to elbow during lunch with Ryan Gosling here once.”
  • 137 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Deli / Bodega
“Best Pastrami in he world. Establishment is over 100 years old one of the oldest Jewish Delis still standing and world famous”
  • 413 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best blueberry pancakes - hands down! Watch out for their daily specials; all of them are extremely delicious. Enjoy this great brunch place. ”
  • 248 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
“There's a reason why Cafe Mogador has been a neighborhood favorite for so long. The food, service, and ambiance are the best of the East Village. It's reasonably-priced too. It's great for both brunch/ lunch/ dinner. Be sure to get there on the earlier side for brunch: wait times after 12 can be a bit long. ”
  • 244 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Make sure you put your bid in 2-3 hours before you get in. Classic New York speakeasy bar that is worth the try.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“David Chang's Asian-accented American fare comes with an open kitchen, spare decor & dinner crowds.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“This place is awesome for smoked salmon, cream cheese, and bagels. You have to take a ticket when you get in and there are about 10 ppl behind the counter taking your orders. A New York must. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Great for Girl Groups & Birthday Parties . Food is fun and family style and scene is trendy. Can get a bit crowded on the weekends, but weekdays you should be fine ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Ukrainian Restaurant
“SINCE 1954, VESELKA HAS BEEN SERVING UP UKRAINIAN FOOD FROM THE SAME LOCATION IN THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGE”
  • 156 locals recommend

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