Perhaps the most notable of the five boroughs of New York City, Brooklyn has recently undergone a revival and is emerging as a dynamic cultural capital with a world class creative art, food and drink scene.
The luminous rooms with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto stunning views of Manhattan are the real draw of this factory-turned-hotel on the Williamsburg waterfront. With stylish yet homely decor, custom made beds and locally produced bath products, the Wythe Hotel offers a true Brooklyn-style home away from home. Expect exposed brick, patterned tiled floors and marble tabletops, all the makings of a dreamy accommodation for your city stay.
Natural light spills into the large open spaces at The Freehold. A local hotspot like no other, The Freehold is a community space for Williamsburg's upwardly mobile space, and is full of unique quirks and charms. The reception desk is actually a coat check, while the hostess, who lends out Monopoly and Risk, goes by "concierge". Beneath 16-foot-high ceilings, the afternoon crowd enjoy multiple bars and relax on mid-century-modern couches. Come sundown, let loose with daily specials like $3 pints, outdoor Ping-Pong, and standup-comedy shows.
Describing The Brooklyn Flea as just a flea market does not begin to do it justice. This curated market is the largest of its kind in Brooklyn and showcases exceptional handcrafted and inimitable vintage finds, antiques, art and jewellery. And of course, food. Delicious fresh food served by local vendors is always available. Steps from the Williamsburg bridge, make the most out of your weekend with this absolute feast for the senses.