Wel­come to the Neigh­bour­hood: a lo­cal’s favourite spots in Boerum Hill, New York

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New York lo­cal Mikki Bram­mer in­tro­duces us to Boerum Hill: a friendly and his­toric Brook­lyn neigh­bour­hood filled with top - notch restau­rants, mod­ern art and bars you won’t want to leave @ mikki­bram­mer

COCK­TAIL HOUR For stel­lar cock­tails, head straight to Elsa. The in­te­ri­ors are light and fresh, com­bin­ing Art Deco styling with neon signs, cur ved bur­gundy booths, mar­ble ta­bles and chan­de­liers above the bar. Try a Death of a Ladies’ Man, made with r ye, maple, lemon, scotch and to­bacco bit­ters. elsabarnyc.com PARIS IN JUNE June is a nat­u­ral wine bar with a moody, Parisian feel. It has booths, low ta­bles and a mar­ble -topped bar; and a long list of bio­dy­namic wines, with staff favourites flagged daily. If I come to eat, I pick the mush­room tem­pura, and wal­nut olive oil cake. I love that they use sea­sonal pro­duce, straight from or­ganic farms. junebk.com SUN­SET BOULE­VARD If you want a great view at dusk, head to Pier 6 at Brook­lyn Bridge Park and stroll along Brook­lyn Heights prom­e­nade. The gor­geous view of Man­hat­tan as the sun goes down is one of the best. HOT PLATES My favourite restau­rant is a Thai place called Ugly Baby. It’s usu­ally dif­fi­cult to find good Thai food out­side of Queens, so this place is re­ally some­thing. The staff will warn you about the spici­ness, and they’re right – the food is ver y hot! My high­lights are the stingray curr y, fried turmeric sea bream, and mush­room pineap­ple curr y. It’s a re­ally sim­ple space, but the food is un­be­liev­ably good. ugly­babynyc.com

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