A Day Out in Brooklyn
Take the No. 2 or 3 subway train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum, for the world-class
. The museum is part of a civic complex that includes the stately Grand Army Plaza, the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
, with its well-known Japanese garden, and neighboring Prospect Park.
Along the western edge of Prospect Park is the beautiful Park Slope Historic District.
Stop for coffee at Ozzie’s, 57 7th Avenue, before taking in the area’s
historic residences. Browse the hip line-up of small shops along 7th
Avenue, and stop for lunch at one of the many cafés here.
Return by train to Borough Hall and head for the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Walk along Pierrepont, Willow, and Cranberry streets to see some 19th century houses; Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the basement of No. 70 Willow, and Arthur Miller once owned the property at No. 155.
A short walk east brings you to
Look in on the spice shops here, and stop for refreshments at the
Waterfront Ale House, 155 Atlantic Avenue. Head back to the Brooklyn
Bridge, stopping at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for dramatic vistas
of Lower Manhattan’s towers. End the day with dinner at the romantic
The permanent collection has objects from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art .
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Subway (2, 3) Eastern Pkwy
Open 10am–5pm Wed–Fri, 11am–6pm Sat & Sun; 11am–11pm first Sat of month
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Thirteen galleries and a serene Japanese sculpture garden.
9–101 33rd Rd at Vernon Blvd, Queens
Bus 103 to Vernon Blvd
Open 10am–5pm Wed–Fri, 11am–6pm Sat & Sun
Museum of the Moving Image
Artifacts and screenings show the history and techniques of film and TV.
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Hall of Science
A science and technology museum with hands-on exhibits and outdoor play area.
Hall of Science
Queens Museum of Art
The New York Panorama scale model has 800,000 buildings.
New York City Building, Queens
Subway 111th St
Open Sep–Jun: 10am–5pm Wed–Fri, noon–5pm Sat & Sun; Jul–Aug: noon–6pm Wed–Sun
P.S. 1 MoMA
Since 1976 this center has displayed contemporary art and provided studio space for artists.
22–25 Jackson Ave at 46th Av, Queens
Subway (E, V) 23rd St-Ely Ave
Open noon–6pm Thu–Mon
Van Cortlandt House Museum
This restored 1748 Georgian house is the Bronx’s oldest building.
Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway and West 246th St, Bronx
Subway (1) 242nd St
Open 10am–3pm Tue–Fri, 11am–4pm Sat & Sun; last tickets 30 mins before closing
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
A collection of Tibetan art in a Himalayan-style building with a garden.
The museum housed in the County Clerk’s office, built in 1848, is just one of the 27 buildings in the museum village.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Chinese garden, performance spaces, art center, children’s museum, and a maritime collection.