Away from all that glitters and rises into the sky is a more serene part of New York.
Welcome to Brooklyn.
Here, at the western part of Long Island, you'll find peace and quiet and plenty to see and do, all just a 10-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan. I like taking day trips to Brooklyn to try the restaurants and visit the parks on the less-crowded side of the East River. No squeezing through the masses on crammed sidewalks around Times Square or dodging bikers and bladers in Central Park.
If you want a quick getaway during your visit to New York City, try a side trip to Brooklyn, where you can stroll brownstone-lined streets and casually mix in with residents going about their days walking pooches, pushing strollers and getting in a jog.
Try these five unique and under-visited secret locations to visit when you're in Brooklyn.
The Mosaic House of artist Susan Gardner is located in a normal neighborhood. The home, at 108 Wyckoff Street, stands out from all the rest, though. Just after 9/11, Gardner began decorating the exterior of her Boerum Hill home with a fantastic array of mosaics.
âLove Lane, a tiny mews in Brooklyn Heights, owns a fairly rich history. The one-block street that had been part of an Indian trail that led to the East River became a popular stretch for romantic strolls by the Dutch settlers. Today, you can take a walk with your sweetheart on the charming little alley that runs between Hicks Street and Henry Street.
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