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The 5 Best Back Gardens in Brooklyn

Despite its rise to global prominence over the past decade, Brooklyn still exists on a smaller scale than Manhattan. This extends to its restaurants (with the exception of prime Williamsburg locations), which often inhabit the ground floor of century-old brownstones. At their best, the gardens of these buildings whisk visitors away from the city ...

Fort Greene’s Mettā: The Chef’s Counter Is Everything

On one of the more picturesque corners in Brooklyn, a new restaurant called Mettā opened this past March with a menu it describes as “sustainably sourced, vegetable forward.” As a vegetarian living amidst a Brooklyn restaurant scene that seems ever-more hostile toward vegetarians, I had some skin in the game of testing that description. On a ...

Home of the Brave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This pleasantly de-saturated home shop on Greenpoint’s Franklin Avenue has a lot going for it: beautiful inventory, an easy layout that encourages browsing, and a location in a stretch of Greenpoint that’s a treat to explore, with its happy mix of industrial activity and a palatable strain of hipster. It's an offshoot of clothing and accesso...

The Farm on Adderly in Ditmas Park: Brunch Ground Zero

While all of us were arguing about brunch—whether it was breakfast, whether it was lunch, whether it was just silly—brunch solidified into an institution. Sure, it’s fun to bicker over the semantics, but brunch just doesn’t care. The Farm on Adderly, in the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park, is brunch ground zero, especially at ...

Walter’s in Fort Greene, Brooklyn: An Early-Evening Recommendation

It was 5:45pm on a recent Tuesday evening in early spring, with the trees just starting to bud on the streets around Fort Greene Park. Inside the park’s corner entrance, a blooming cherry tree was busy single-handedly curing instances of seasonal affective disorder in passersby, while on the opposite corner, Walter’s' two walls of windows were ...