Brooklyn is a Gastronomic Giant: From old-school pizza to cutting edge regional American cuisine, and fusion cuisine. The one and only Museum of Food and Drink opened in October. At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge is the pioneering River Cafe that debuted in the 1970s when the site was an abandoned dock but now has incomparable views of Manhattan and New York Harbor.
First-time travelers to New York City may still be under the impression that Manhattan is New York City. This one-time outer borough is now a global powerhouse on many levels from dining to design to real estate to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. The Brooklyn dining scene is off the charts: from a one-year old veggie-focused newcomer that grabbed a Michelin star almost immediately to a gourmet pizzeria that sprouted in an abandoned portion of Bushwick and has since spawned an upscale dining destination in its own backyard, tasting menus are having their moment, and fusion cuisine has never been fresher.
Brooklyn is a world unknown even to most native New Yorkers. The Brooklyn Bridge is a gateway to a plethora of neighborhoods from: Crown Heights to Greenpoint or Little Poland, Brighton Beach or Little Russia and Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and the unstoppable force that is Williamsburg for the most up-to-date action.
There's a world outside Manhattan, and it's just a short bus, cab or subway ride away.
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