Perfect Day in Park Slope

I wanted to do something fun and different over President’s Day weekend, but unfortunately lack of funds left me stranded in NYC. But not to fear – Heather and I hopped on the F train for a fun day of food, shopping and exploration in one of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods, Park Slope. I’m ashamed to say I’d never been there before, though it’s about a 20 minute ride from my apartment. After this experience, I’ll definitely come back when I need to escape the concrete skyline of the Financial District.

Here are a few highlights from the Perfect Day in Park Slope:

  1. Brunch: Check out Alchemy (56 Fifth), a cozy dive bar with friendly service and good eats. Don’t miss the jalapeno grits: YUM.
  2. Shopping: There are a few quirky shops along 5th avenue that are worth stopping in, including Beacon’s Closet (92 Fifth) for thrift clothes and Scaredy Kat Cards & Gifts (229 Fifth) for stationary and miscellaneous laughs. That being said, there’s not enough to keep your attention for a full day of shopping here.
  3. Coffee and sweets: Enter into a hipster’s delight at Gorilla Coffee (97 Fifth) or fix up that sweet tooth at Chocolate Room (86 Fifth).
  4. Prospect  Park: An green oasis similar to Central Park (it was designed by the same architect), Prospect Park boasts almost 600 acres of trees, meadows and ponds.  Check out for a list of outdoor concerts and activities in the warmer months. It’s also nice to stroll the tree-lined side streets surrounding the park and admire the beautiful town homes. 

Hop on the F, G trains to 9th street to start on Fifth Ave, or take the 2,3 to Grand Army Plaza to visit the park.  Both are within walking distance from one another. Enjoy!

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One Response to Perfect Day in Park Slope

  1. Hey your in my neck of the woods! Sounds like a fun day. Prospect park is really the best. Stop by and say hi 🙂

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