Over the last few years, Brooklyn, New York, has been coined the cool capital of culture in countless business and travel journals, but we’ve always known that fact – right! During my regular Neighborhood Swoons, I aim to capture the interesting, artistic and core spaces of BK that I dig visiting. You might’ve seen some of these hot spots on my Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook feed if we follow one another, or perhaps, from other friends and associates who dwell in the borough. Whatever the case may be, if you haven’t gone to any of the places below, you should put it on your to-do list today! So grab your favorite pair of sneakers and take a stroll to Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Bedstuy to see why these spots are so special for yourself. I’m happy to be one of the messengers to remind you about the goods in the hood! +MC
BRIC House/Fort Greene: The Stoop, Art Gallery, Ballroom, Artist Studio, Media Center & Cafe. Brooklyn’s newest spot to hang and take it all in. This is a fresh place to work + chill! Located: 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
Parlor Coffee/Williamsburg: Pop-Up Shop At Person of Interest Barbershop and Coffee Bar. I thought it was a super-fresh concept. I’m a faithful tea drinker and would recommend this spot because the coffee beans smelled so darn good! Located: 84 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cafe Rue Dix/Crown Heights: I’ve only been to this Francais-Senegalais Cafe/Restaurant/Bar once, but I continue to hear amazing reviews on this corner spot everyday. My friends and I enjoyed the drinks, food, ambiance, and music. Take a look at the delicious menu here www.caferuedix.com. Located: 1451 Bedford Avenue @ Park Place Brooklyn, NY 11216
Dekalb Restaurant/Bedstuy: This little beauty just opened up three blocks away from my house. Dekalb Restaurant has a variety of American dishes (vegetarian & vegan friendly), which makes me a happy camper. BYOB is allowed in this establishment. Located: 564 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
Cool Fact: Today, Brooklyn is one of the fastest growing cities with a population of about 2.5 million, making it the most populous borough in New York and independently one of the largest cities in the US.