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Brooklyn Revival


I get a pretty steady stream of New Zealand visitors, and love to show off the reasons I chose to call New York home. Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dumbo is a beautiful place to start the day and cruise around. Afterward, head down to Gowanus and enjoy a stop at a local boutique bathhouse as well as a THE best cuban sandwich. Of course drop by Dirty Precious, enjoy a cocktail and say hello.

Katipai Richardson-WilsonKatipai Richardson-Wilson

Katipai Richardson-Wilson is the owner/operator of Dirty Precious. Originally from New Zealand, she has been living in New York (mostly Brooklyn) for 20 years. She knows and loves Gowanus!!

Brooklyn Bridge Park & Jane’s CarouselParks
$2 Carousel Rides | Free public park
Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you're walking to the park from the subway, Washington or Main Street will run directly into Brooklyn Bridge Park. The majority of the park is going to be to your left, including the carousel, tons of walking paths and some greenery. The park is also host to different outdoor events throughout the year such as outdoor Opera and it’s often a site for movie shoots and wedding photography.

cityWell BrooklynYoga & Wellness
Spa & Bathhouse
(347) 294-0100website
496 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

cityWell is a small, intimate gem, tucked away in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible place where a broad range of urban residents can come to feel better and live better. I gush about this spot to anyone who will listen and always take visiting friends here. It’s a boutique bathhouse and a hydrotherapy dream.

© photos courtesy of cityWell Brooklyn
My Cuban SpotRestaurants & Cafes
This buzzy, rustic nook with window service & sidewalk seats doles out unfussy Cuban eats & coffee.
488 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

BEST CUBAN SANDWICH I’VE EVER HAD!! (and I’ve had a few!!). My Cuban Spot is a small but mighty cafe. With plenty of accolades and a strong neighborhood following, it's a must visit spot!

© photos courtesy of My Cuban Spot
Dirty PreciousBars & Lounges
Clever cocktails, local draft beers & bar bites offered in a laid-back, modern space with skylights.
(646) 685-4481website
317 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Dirty Precious is a craft cocktail bar in the heart of Gowanus. We are women owned and community focused.

What other locals are saying . . ."Looooovely sunlit, loft-ceiling space. Excellent cocktails, and a female-founder who supports different causes through a rotating selection of speciality drinks. Plus you ca enjoy little nibbles and rent the back space for an open-mic, event etc. "

© photos courtesy of Dirty Precious

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