Quiet Places To Relax In Brooklyn

Quiet Places To Relax In Brooklyn

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Looking to escape from the city buzz? Relax and chill for a while by heading to these quieter locales in Brooklyn.

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    A well-curated selection of literary fiction. Be sure to ask about their frequent buyers club. It’s free to join and there’s no membership card to carry around (or forget at home). -- AMACOM Books via Foursquare
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    Gothamist says, "The small store always has the latest best-sellers and sleeper hits, and its event calendar hosts everyone from local authors to Pulitzer-winners." Staff was lovely. Not a must-visit. -- Katherine M. via Foursquare
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    They have Williamsburg oil paint... And more sketchbooks than you can shake a stick at. How many sketch books can you shake a stick at? -- Nic Rad via Foursquare
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    One of the city's most popular summer spots, this beach is perfect for a family weekend outing. Have a picnic, grill some burgers and dogs, or just roll around in the sand. Read more at MetroFocus. -- MetroFocus via Foursquare
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    Central Library is an anchor institution, a modernist landmark, and one of Brooklyn's most beloved and celebrated civic spaces. Its unusual design resembles an open book, with a 50-foot entry portico. -- Saving Places via Foursquare
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    The best place to find your inner Zen boasts relaxed, peaceful grounds. Claim a spot near the serene Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, surrounded by Japanese myrtle and cypress trees, and bliss out. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    This tea shop makes blends with care and respect for the tea it sells. A north Brooklyn destination for tea fans. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    This indie spot boasts a tremendous fiction section, a roomy children’s nook, and lots of coffee-table books on hand-built bicycles and other Brooklyn preoccupations. Great author readings, too! -- nymag via Foursquare
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    The pancake is like 4 pancakes in one. I dare you to finish just one. -- noel hidalgo via Foursquare
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    FREE ACTIVITIES at Coney Island: Fireworks - every Friday night starting in June. Movies - Monday nights on the beach starting in July. Concerts - Thursday nights at 21st and Surf starting in July. -- Luna Park Coney Island via Foursquare
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    Set up like an amphitheater, this store and events space took a hit after Hurricane Sandy. It has since made a full recovery, rebounding back to its original status as a hip literary hangout spot. -- Untapped Cities via Foursquare
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    great book store, mostly art and design books, but some fiction and a lovely children corner. there's usually real interesting music playing. -- Aya Rosen via Foursquare
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