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Classic Brooklyn


Brooklyn is a unique place. It's a mashup of old school joints and new trendy spots. This guide is a great way to experience the breadth of the borough. Enjoy a great mix of old school classic staples like Fortunato Brothers and new classics like the Clover Club, and can't skip Prospect Park.

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Michael is a Brooklyn based musician. He enjoys catching shows by innovative and experimental local musicians, watching great films and enjoying bites around the city.

Fortunato BrothersCoffee
Venerable, family-run pastry shop & cafe turning out Italian & American sweets as well as gelato.
(718) 387-2281website
289 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Fortunato Brothers has been in the neighborhood since 1976. It's a staple. Started by three brothers from Italy with the goal of making authentic Italian pastires. Today, it's still one of the top Italian bakeries in the city serving up delicious cannoli and pastries. There is also the occasional sighting of Rocco, the orange-haired cat that hangs around.

Prospect ParkParks
Sprawling city park featuring basketball & handball courts, a playground & a historic home.
(718) 965-8951website
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Prospect Park is a sprawling expanse of green space right in the heart of Brooklyn. Locals enjoy the fact that it's a more natural and less touristy alternative to Central Park. There are a number of greens, playgrounds, a bike path, a zoo and botanical gardens. The park is open daily form 5AM to 1AM.

Clover ClubBars & Lounges
A long roster of classic concoctions as well as some modern twists accompany a small plates menu.
(718) 855-7939website
210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Clover Club is the premiere cocktail bar in Brooklyn. Exquisite cocktails, real food and an atmosphere of true hospitality all in a low-key neighborhood vibe you can only find in Brooklyn. There's live jazz from time to time and a cozy back room with a fireplace. They also serve weekend brunch.

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