New York Bound

4 Hour Insider Itinerary

Art:

Brooklyn Museum

With the race centered around the historic Prospect Park, it only seems right to go check out the neighboring Brooklyn Museum. “Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures.”

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY | Get Directions
(718) 638–5000
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Children’s Museum of the Arts

“A hands on art museum dedicated to engaging young artists in innovative programming, workshops, and self guided art exploration.”

103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014 | Get Directions
(212) 274–0986
http://www.cmany.org/

Markets:

Williamsburg Flea

“The Sunday Flea features a mix of vintage, antique, handmade, and food vendors as Fort Greene, with a gorgeous skyline view to boots.”

Sundays 10am-5pm
East River Waterfront (btw. North 6 + 7 St.) | Get Directions
http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/#williamsburg-info

Smorgasburg

The Flea’s giant all-food market.
“Packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors for a total of 75–100 vendors.”

Saturdays 11am-6pm
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY | Get Directions
http://www.brooklynflea.com/smorgasburg/

Bars/Music:

The Brooklyn Bowl

Bowling, drinks and live music…? I’m in. “Centered around a 16-lane bowling alley, 600-capacity performance venue with live music 7 nights a week, and food by Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl stakes out expansive new territory.”

61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY | Get Directions
(718) 963–3369
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

Freddy’s

A neighborhood bar known for its cool atmosphere, good music and nice people. There’s even the occasional comedy show in the back room.

627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY | Get Directions
(718) 768–0130
freddysbar.com

The Shanty

Forgoing all music, or bowling for that matter, you could just sit down for a true stiff one at the Shanty Distillery.

79 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211| Get Directions
(718) 412–0874
http://www.NYDistilling.com

 

Diners & Drive–Ins

Ino Café & Wine Bar

Cuisine: Brunch, Wine Bar, Italian (Not so much a dive, but looks YUMMY)
Recommended item: Truffled egg toast with asparagus

21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014 | Get Directions
(212) 989–5769
http://www.cafeino.com

Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop

Cuisine: Sandwiches

129 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002 | Get Directions
(212) 228–4919
http://tinysgiantnyc.tumblr.com/

Roll-N-Roaster

Cuisine: American, Sandwiches Tacky for the sake of being tacky

2901 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235 | Get Directions
(718) 369–0077
http://www.rollnroaster.com/music.aspx

David’s Brisket House

Cuisine: Deli, for the meat lover

533 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 | Get Directions
(718) 789–1155
http://www.davidsbriskethouseinc.com/?419cff38

67 Burger

Cuisine: Burgers a plenty

67 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY | Get Directions
(718) 797–7150
www.67burger.com

 

Best Running Routes

The Simple Loop

Posted by the Brooklyn Road Runners Club, the route takes you on a loop through Prospect Park. “Watch out for the long, steep climb in the north, getting to Grand Army Plaza.”

Note: There are many trails throughout Prospect Park, you can minmize or expand this route easily.
Location: Through Prospect Park
Mileage: 3.34 miles
http://www.brooklynroadrunners.org/funruns.htm

Across the Brooklyn Bridge

To experience a truly beautiful skyline you must cross the Brooklyn Bridge. There are two pedestrian entrances from the Brooklyn side. One at Tillary and Adams Streets in Downtown Brooklyn; the other is a stairway at the corner of Prospect Street and Cadman Plaza East, past the north end of Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn Heights. If heading from Manhattan into Brooklyn, you will want to use the Park Row and Centre St. entrance.

Note: On the Manhattan side of the bridge is City Hall Park, a nice place to stretch your run out. Also, be careful, foot traffic can be heavy.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge
Mileage: 2.7 miles (roundtrip)

Waterfront through Brooklyn

A longer run, but it will get you by the water and more specifically the piers. This run will also give you a good tour of the city and even includes, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Location: Brooklyn Heights
Distance: 5.95 miles
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/30383498/
http://brooklynruns.blogspot.com/2011/03/running-along-waterfront.html