Ryan says: Why isn't there real Mexican food in London! Every time I'm back in NYC I lament the lack of late night offerings and proper tacos back home - but even more so now having visited Leyenda. Incredible cocktails and amazing food - and a range of tequilas we don't get at all. Very jealous. Super awesome.
Melissa says: the Brooklyn Museum offers art, history, and natural history in one place and is NYC’s third largest museum. As a history nerd, I love their period rooms, but they also have one of the most important feminist art collections in the world, including Judy Chicago’s famous 1970s installation, The Dinner Party. The Brooklyn Museum pushes boundaries for a museum its size, and during its First Saturdays events, there is live music, Djs, and the museums is open late.
Melissa says: check out what’s happening at Pioneer Works, a brick 19th century warehouse turned into an art space in Red Hook where you can see really performance art, live music and some really great painting shows. As my friend Samantha mentioned, they now have a music residency curated by Genesis B Porridge and Ariel Pink among others.
Melissa says: The Brooklyn Flea Market is open all year round, and always makes for a great afternoon, and a guaranteed way to find vintage clothes, handmade made knick-knacks and locally made snacks.April–October it is outdoors on the weekends in Ft. Greene and Williamsburg. November through March it moves indoors.
Thrillist says: Sadly, this isn't a beach made of pizza. What it IS though, is a breezy, bright, seaside-themed pie shop serving up classic pizza buttressed by more inventive takes on everyone’s favorite thing, like a purple kale & butternut squash option, and more.