Downtown, Brooklyn Places

Part of our Brooklyn travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Downtown, including New York Transit Museum, Bien Cuit and Micro Museum.
  • The best place in Downtown Brooklyn: New York Transit Museum

    New York Transit Museum

    Boerum Pl and Schermerhorn St
    Tu–F 10AM-4PM, Sa-Su Noon-5PM, closed Mondays and major holidays. $5 adults, $3 children (3–17) and seniors (62+). Seniors free on Wednesdays. A self supporting arm of the MTA, it is housed in the Subway's former Court Street Station, on a spur line from the current A and C lines. Closed to passengers in 1946, it was reopened in 1976 as the New York Transit Exhibit and was popular enough to be made permanent. The museum is made up of two underground levels: the Mezzanine, which hosts exhibits on the construction of the subway, surface transportation in New York, fare collection and rotating exhibits on various transit-related subjects; and the station platform, which houses about 20 retired subway cars dating as far back as 1903 and a working signal tower. The museum sponsors events throughout the year, including simple art projects, walking tours on the subway, and rides on the museums' fleet of retired trains. There is also an annex of the museum in Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Bien Cuit

    Bien Cuit

    120 Smith Street
    Sun-Thur 7am-8pm Fri & Sat 7am-9pm. Bien Cuit offers a variety of house-baked breads and pastries served in a central Smith Street location with wifi and Crop to Cup coffee and espresso drinks.
    Boerum Hill
  • Micro Museum

    123 Smith Street
    Su-F 9AM-9PM, Sa Noon-7PM. $2. A fascinating and always entertaining museum that extends far back into its tiny Brooklyn storefront. Over the years, Micro Museum has become a favorite with artists, adventurous locals and kids alike with its hilariously fun, and often interactive art.
    Boerum Hill restaurants nearby
  • Brooklyn Historical Society

    128 Pierrepont Street
    W-F Noon-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. $6 adults, $4 seniors/students/teachers, free for children under 12. A museum and library dedicated to the history of Brooklyn.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Junior's


    386 Flatbush Ave Ext
    Su-Th 6:30AM-Midnight, F-Sa 6:30AM-2AM. Sure, you can eat their famous cheesecake in Grand Central, but why not try the original? With an ad announcing loud and clear that this is it, it's one of the first places you'll see coming off the Manhattan bridge. Home to what is known as "the most fabulous cheesecake," and also featuring New York deli items like tongue sandwiches, this restaurant has been a Brooklyn favorite for decades. The gracious waiters, dressed immaculately in suits and ties, are part of the atmosphere.
    Fort Green
  • Siggy's Good Food

    Siggy's Good Food

    76 Henry St
    All Organic, Homemade Delicious Food Gluten Free, Vegan, Local Meat, Wild Fish
  • Queen


    84 Court St
    Queen Marie Italian Restaurant was founded by the late Chef Anthony Vitiello, Pasquino and Vincent’s father, and opened her doors in September 1958. From a young age the Vitiello brothers found themselves immersed in the culinary world. Often school vacations were spent in the restaurant kitchen, under their father’s supervision, learning their craft. Today, with a legacy of excellence for over fifty years, the tradition and enthusiasm for “La Cucina Italiana” lives on.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall

    Brooklyn Borough Hall

    209 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn Borough Hall was designed in 1835 by architects Calvin Pollard and Gamaliel King, and constructed of Tuckahoe marble under the supervision of superintendent Stephen Haynes. It was completed in 1849 to be used as the City Hall of the former City of Brooklyn. In January 1898 the independent City of Brooklyn merged with the City of New York, and Kings County became the Borough of Brooklyn.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Sahadi's


    187 Atlantic Ave
    The most famous purveyor of Middle Eastern foodstuffs in New York City. Across the street, there is another store which is open later. If you like Arab food, don't miss a trip to Atlantic Avenue.
    Boerum Hill
  • Wi-Pie Pizza & Salad

    Wi-Pie Pizza & Salad

    155 Remsen St
    Welcome to Wi-Pie, the best New York style pizzeria in Brooklyn. Wi- Pie combines the highest quality ingredients with age old recipes to create a masterpiece. "Like" Wi-Pie and learn more about Wi-Pie pizza and special deals.
  • Luciano's


    15 Metrotech Ctr
    Luciano's has been bringing quality service and delicious food to New York for over 10 years
  • Noodle Pudding

    Noodle Pudding

    38 Henry St
  • Café Metro

    Café Metro

    15 Metrotech Ctr
    Cafe Metro is Manhattan's premier eat-in, takeout and delivery quick service restaurant. 12 convenient locations and an online ordering site make it easy to have breakfast, lunch or a catered business meal delivered straight to your office door.
  • Iron Chef House

    Iron Chef House

    92 Clark St
  • My Little Pizzeria

    My Little Pizzeria

    114 Court St
  • Palmer's


    343 Gold St
    "Where Brooklyn Dining Begins..."
    Fort Green
  • Junior's Restaurant

    Junior's Restaurant

    386 Flatbush Ave Ext
    The World's Most Fabulous Cheesecakes have been created by Junior's Cheesecake and Desserts since 1950. Order their award winning cheesecakes and desserts online.
    Fort Green
  • Jack the Horse Tavern

    Jack the Horse Tavern

    66 Hicks St
    66 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. Step right in
  • Cuzin's Duzin

    Cuzin's Duzin

    1 Dekalb Ave
  • Ki Sushi

    Ki Sushi

    122 Smith St
  • Fascati Pizzeria Corp

    Fascati Pizzeria Corp

    80 Henry St
  • Chef's Table

    Chef's Table

    Brooklyn Fare212 Schermerhorn St
    Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare is a restaurant in New York City with three Michelin stars. It is the first New York City restaurant outside Manhattan to receive 3 Michelin stars.
    Boerum Hill
  • New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

    333 Adams St
  • District 13

    District 13

    29 Ct St
  • NU Hotel

    NU Hotel

    85 Smith St
  • Brooklyn Heights Cinema

    Brooklyn Heights Cinema

    70 Henry St
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