Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library)
Readers of all ages and interests frequent the majestic book archive known for impressive art deco architecture, a casual sandwich cafe, and sunny, street front public plaza.
Brooklyn is known for niche dining trends, and this is guilty pleasure gourmet at its best: celebrity chefs and home foodies alike clamor for artisanal sandwich whips like white truffle, and rosemary.
Headliners from Beyonce to Bette Middler to the Backstreet Boys keep the Brooklyn Nets’ home court busy between games, with on-site outposts of trendy eateries like Fatty 'Cue BBQ and The 40/40 club.
Ample Hills Creamery
The quirky astroturf-covered exterior is the only thing that’s not 100 percent natural here. Organic ingredients and hand-churned scoops keep ice cream lovers of all ages wrapped around the block.