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