ACROSS THE BRIDGE

FIND THE BEST IN SUN­SET PARK, BROOK­LYN ONE BLOCK AT A TIME/ FARAH LOPEZ

Where New York - - Across The Bridge -

Ven­ture out to Sun­set Park: The har­bor-ad­ja­cent neighborhood em­bod­ies the ethos of NYC’s “melt­ing pot,” and it’s no truer than in the cui­sine you’ll find here.

Paci­f­i­cana 813 55th St., 718.871.2880 (low-key Chinese cui­sine with no­table dim sum and noo­dles)

Slimák 4110 Fourth Ave., 347.689.3332 (ca­sual break­fast spot with lo­cally roasted cof­fee and sand­wiches)

Ta­cos El Bronco 4324 Fourth Ave., 718.788.2229 (store­front of­fer­ing homestyle Mexican fare ) The enor­mous col­lec­tion of ware­houses that sits on the wa­ter’s edge was once an in­dus­trial cen­ter. These con­verted spaces pro­vide ar­chi­tec­tural eye candy to en­joy while shop­ping trends. In­dus­try City 274 36th St., 718.557.9432, ext. 200 (his­toric re­tail, food and com­mer­cial megaplex on the wa­ter­front) Es La Vida 5402- 04 Fifth Ave., 718.567.0918 (fam­i­ly­owned shoe bou­tique) Lib­erty View In­dus­trial Plaza 850 Third Ave., 718.369.8900 (large river­side shop­ping mall with Saks Off Fifth and more) From bot­tom] Brook­lyn Army Ter­mi­nal; tap­room at Five Bor­oughs Brew­ing Co.; Amer­i­can­crafted sake tap­room, Brook­lyn Kura, at In­dus­try City. This part of Brook­lyn may not get as much foot traf­fic as, say, Wil­liams­burg, but it holds its own with plenty of di­verse, cozy drink­ing spots. The Ir­ish Haven 5721 Fourth Ave., 718.439.9893 (tra­di­tional Ir­ish bar with af­ford­able pints) Five Bor­oughs Brew­ing Co. 215 47th St., 718.355.8575 (lo­cal craft brew­ery and tap­room with ro­tat­ing beer menu) The Grumpy Cat Bar 480 62nd St., 510.444.1233 (laid-back sports bar with el­e­vated bar bites) Sun­set Park is that quin­tes­sen­tial Brook­lyn neighborhood that is just a quick sub­way ride or a scenic ferry trip from Man­hat­tan. Take in the fas­ci­nat­ing cul­ture and bring a blan­ket for lolling in the park for fan­tas­tic, you guessed it, sun­sets. Sun­set Park btw. 41st St. and 44th St., Fifth and Sev­enth aves., 718.965.6533 (fa­mous for stun­ning views of the Man­hat­tan sky­line) Brook­lyn Army Ter­mi­nal 140 58th St., 347.903.8687 (daily tours of his­toric mil­i­tary sup­ply base for nearly 50 years) Tres­tle Gallery 850 Third Ave., Ste. 411, no phone (non­profit gallery fo­cused on art ed­u­ca­tion) For more things to do in Brook­lyn, go to where­trav­eler.com

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