FREE | DUMBO & Brooklyn Heights in an Afternoon
In this FREE guide, I'll be sharing my top picks in two Brooklyn neighborhoods that are easily accessible from Manhattan and full of hidden gems ( and the most famous photo in New York City.) Your time may be limited, so there's plenty of options for any kind of traveler. Highlights: โœ… Major Touris... Read More
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How You Get Here:

Subway ๐ŸšŠ : Take the A or C train Downtown to High Street Station (From Manhattan).

Ferry ๐Ÿ›ฅ: Start from Pier 11/Wall Street Station in Manhattan and take the Ferry to DUMBO (Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn). The ride is less than 5 minutes. Tickets are $4, and can be purchased from a machine or using the NYC Ferry App on your phone (**recommended**).

**My Personal Pick**: Take the ferry one way to Brooklyn and walk back to Manhattan. There's an argument that you should walk the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Side to Manhattan, as you'll be facing the Skyline instead of turning to see it. This can easily be reversed as well. If you're not a big walker, you can alternatively walk a little of the bridge for photos and just ferry/subway both ways.

DUMBO:

This is where you will find the most tourists, as it is close to the Brooklyn Bridge and the waterfront park. I consider this area a MUST Visit for any First Timer. It can be completed in 1-2 hours.

FIRST/LAST Stop:

go
go
DUMBO Ferry Station
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Things To DO:

do
do
Brooklyn Bridge
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do
do
Jane's Carousel
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shop
shop
Jacques Torres Chocolate - Dumbo
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do
do
Famous DUMBO Photo Spot- Washington Street & Water Street
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do
do
CAM Adams Street Walls
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Eat:

eat
eat
Juliana's
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eat
eat
Ignazio's
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eat
eat
Time Out Market New York
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eat
eat
Shake Shack Dumbo
If you go to California all you hear about is In-N-Out Burger. When you come to New York Shake Shack is all the hype. The original opened in Madison Square Park in 2001, and has spread worldwide. A single shack burger is $6.69. This is a premium price for a premium product. This is a very New York choice for lunch if you're a fan of great burgers.
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Brooklyn Heights:

If your time is limited, you may not be able to fit in the major points of Brooklyn Heights. Technically, most of BK Bridge Park is in Brooklyn Heights, but my picks are away from there. I encourage you to try, as it's truly one of New York's most beautiful areas and will give you a completely different vibe than Manhattan (with way less tourists around than DUMBO).

Things To Do:

do
do
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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do
do
New York Transit Museum
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do
do
Love Lane
Details
do
do
Truman Capote's House
Located next to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Just walking here will put you in the direction of some the most beautiful brownstones and homes in Brooklyn! Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's in the basement of this home.
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do
do
The Brooklyn Cat Cafe
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Eat:

eat
eat
Yemen Cafรฉ
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eat
eat
Lantern
Recommended to me by many foodie friends. For a Thai sit down experience in Brooklyn Heights. I'd consider them for the lunch special (see link below for menu) at $13.00 which comes with an appetizer and entree.
Details
eat
eat
Dellarocco's Brick Oven Pizza
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Consider purchasing our First-Timers Survival Guide! This is our best-seller as it bundles 5 Guides together for a fraction of the cost. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

$39.99
BEST Value Bundle: NYC First-Timers Survival Guide! (Top Seller)
Enjoy these 5 guides together, for the Ultimate NYC VIP! Iโ€™ll continue to add more guides for first timers here, and youโ€™ll get them complementary as well. Boards Included- 1) The Perfect 3 Days in New York for a First-Timer Itinerary 2) Ultimate Times Square/Midtown Things To Do & Places To Eat Guide 3) Cheap & Free Ways to See Famous NYC Landmarks! 4) Chinatown Ultimate Food CRAWL! 5) Must TRY NYC Food for First-Timers (And Where To Eat Them!) Full Price for the 5 is a $99 value. Bundle Price Discounted to $39.99 Lock-In The Lowest Pricing weโ€™ll ever have for this bundle!
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FREE | DUMBO & Brooklyn Heights in an Afternoon
In this FREE guide, I'll be sharing my top picks in two Brooklyn neighborhoods that are easily accessible from Manhattan and full of hidden gems ( and the most famous photo in New York City.) Your time may be limited, so there's plenty of options for any kind of traveler. Highlights: โœ… Major Touris... Read More
18 Places โ€ข 161 Saves โ€ข ago
Free

How You Get Here:

Subway ๐ŸšŠ : Take the A or C train Downtown to High Street Station (From Manhattan).

Ferry ๐Ÿ›ฅ: Start from Pier 11/Wall Street Station in Manhattan and take the Ferry to DUMBO (Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn). The ride is less than 5 minutes. Tickets are $4, and can be purchased from a machine or using the NYC Ferry App on your phone (**recommended**).

**My Personal Pick**: Take the ferry one way to Brooklyn and walk back to Manhattan. There's an argument that you should walk the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Side to Manhattan, as you'll be facing the Skyline instead of turning to see it. This can easily be reversed as well. If you're not a big walker, you can alternatively walk a little of the bridge for photos and just ferry/subway both ways.

DUMBO:

This is where you will find the most tourists, as it is close to the Brooklyn Bridge and the waterfront park. I consider this area a MUST Visit for any First Timer. It can be completed in 1-2 hours.

FIRST/LAST Stop:

go
go
DUMBO Ferry Station
Details

Things To DO:

do
do
Brooklyn Bridge
Details
do
do
Jane's Carousel
Details
shop
shop
Jacques Torres Chocolate - Dumbo
Details
do
do
Famous DUMBO Photo Spot- Washington Street & Water Street
Details
do
do
CAM Adams Street Walls
Details

Eat:

eat
eat
Juliana's
Details
eat
eat
Ignazio's
Details
eat
eat
Time Out Market New York
Details
eat
eat
Shake Shack Dumbo
If you go to California all you hear about is In-N-Out Burger. When you come to New York Shake Shack is all the hype. The original opened in Madison Square Park in 2001, and has spread worldwide. A single shack burger is $6.69. This is a premium price for a premium product. This is a very New York choice for lunch if you're a fan of great burgers.
Details

Brooklyn Heights:

If your time is limited, you may not be able to fit in the major points of Brooklyn Heights. Technically, most of BK Bridge Park is in Brooklyn Heights, but my picks are away from there. I encourage you to try, as it's truly one of New York's most beautiful areas and will give you a completely different vibe than Manhattan (with way less tourists around than DUMBO).

Things To Do:

do
do
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Details
do
do
New York Transit Museum
Details
do
do
Love Lane
Details
do
do
Truman Capote's House
Located next to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Just walking here will put you in the direction of some the most beautiful brownstones and homes in Brooklyn! Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's in the basement of this home.
Details
do
do
The Brooklyn Cat Cafe
Details

Eat:

eat
eat
Yemen Cafรฉ
Details
eat
eat
Lantern
Recommended to me by many foodie friends. For a Thai sit down experience in Brooklyn Heights. I'd consider them for the lunch special (see link below for menu) at $13.00 which comes with an appetizer and entree.
Details
eat
eat
Dellarocco's Brick Oven Pizza
Details

Consider purchasing our First-Timers Survival Guide! This is our best-seller as it bundles 5 Guides together for a fraction of the cost. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

$39.99
BEST Value Bundle: NYC First-Timers Survival Guide! (Top Seller)
Enjoy these 5 guides together, for the Ultimate NYC VIP! Iโ€™ll continue to add more guides for first timers here, and youโ€™ll get them complementary as well. Boards Included- 1) The Perfect 3 Days in New York for a First-Timer Itinerary 2) Ultimate Times Square/Midtown Things To Do & Places To Eat Guide 3) Cheap & Free Ways to See Famous NYC Landmarks! 4) Chinatown Ultimate Food CRAWL! 5) Must TRY NYC Food for First-Timers (And Where To Eat Them!) Full Price for the 5 is a $99 value. Bundle Price Discounted to $39.99 Lock-In The Lowest Pricing weโ€™ll ever have for this bundle!
Curated by Jon Barr
47 Saves โ€ข ago
Details