Author Archives: Cristina Distefano

Brooklyn’s Hottest New Restaurants

Brooklyn’s Hottest New Restaurants

Good food has long been easy to come by in Brooklyn, and we’re not just talking about pizza, hot dogs, bagels, and cheesecake. In addition to having hundreds of longstanding neighborhood institutions, Brooklyn sees new restaurants open their doors...

A Visitor’s Guide to Experiencing Brooklyn vie NU Hotel’s Cruiser Bikes

A Visitor’s Guide to Experiencing Brooklyn vie NU Hotel’s Cruiser Bikes

People who don’t cycle usually assume one must be either brave or have a death wish to cruise the streets of New York City on two wheels. While avid cyclists will tell you cycling through the city is not...

A Guide to Free Cultural Attractions in Central Brooklyn

A Guide to Free Cultural Attractions in Central Brooklyn

That one can easily spend money in New York City is common knowledge. Thankfully, the city that never sleeps has free and low-cost attractions and entertainment as well. If you’re traveling on a budget or just relish in the...

8 Things to See on a Walking Tour of Williamsburg

8 Things to See on a Walking Tour of Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood is one of the borough’s largest, but it’s still great for walking around. If you can dedicate half a day or more to strolling the streets of Williamsburg, here are eight points of interest to...

Nine Brooklyn Places to Indulge in Authentic Cannoli

Nine Brooklyn Places to Indulge in Authentic Cannoli

The old-school Italian bakery is alive and well in Brooklyn. And if it’s possible to find your favorite cannolo outside the treat’s native country, the borough’s long-running Sicilian bakeries are a good place to look. If you enjoy cannoli...

Brooklyn Through Its Bridges

Brooklyn Through Its Bridges

Manhattan is an island, separated from New York City’s other boroughs by rivers and a harbor. Brooklyn and Queens have several miles of Atlantic coastline. Bridges are necessary for easy transport around New York City, home to several impressive...

Five Places to Experience Brooklyn’s Rich Culture

Five Places to Experience Brooklyn’s Rich Culture

New York is one of the most diverse and dynamic urban centers on earth. Add to that its rich history and status as the country’s largest city, and you’ve got culture overload. Brooklyn, long a destination for new arrivals...

Is Jacques Torres’ Hot Chocolate Worth the Hype?

Is Jacques Torres’ Hot Chocolate Worth the Hype?

As with any opinion, the answer to this question is technically up for debate. But ask just about anyone who’s tried Jacques Torres’ New York famous hot chocolate, and you’ll hear very good things. Read on to learn more...

Bushwick’s Newest Bars and Nightlife Destinations

Bushwick’s Newest Bars and Nightlife Destinations

Bushwick has been a major player in New York City’s nightlife for several years now, and new bars and night clubs continue to open all the time. In the past year alone, more than 20 late-night hangouts have held...

Four Impressive Wood-Frame Houses in Brooklyn

Four Impressive Wood-Frame Houses in Brooklyn

Walking around pockets of Brooklyn’s historic neighborhoods, it can feel as if you’ve been transported to a different time and place. This is especially true of parts of Brooklyn Heights, Gowanus, Fort Greene, and South Park Slope, where wood-frame...