Cobble Hill Park
Just along Clinton Avenue lies one of the most gorgeous parks New York has to offer; it’s been officially handed such a title by numerous media outlets and newspapers. Cobble Hill Park is a small, half-block gathering space reminiscent of a leisurely Parisian green space. Grab a book or a friend, lunch or a snack and find a bench to recline on. It’s beautiful any time of year, from the changing leaves in autumn to the spring blossoms.
The highly anticipated Falconry-themed craft beer and cocktail lounge, Fawkner, has been well-received since its debut on Smith Street. In the heart of Cobble Hill and part of a long row of great shops, eats, and bars, Fawkner effortlessly stands out from the many businesses on the strip. Old school drinks and sandwiches to suffice, this hangout with a fireplace and dark leather furnishings will be the best spot to relax in the winter months.
Fawkner, 191 Smith Street, New York, NY, USA + 1 718 369 3310
Collyer’s Mansion is a home goods boutique specializing in home necessities and specialties ideal for gifting, stocking, or just browsing. Couple-owned and operated (Mauri and Ben), Collyer’s Mansion has it all, from the curate mid-century modern furnishings to Aztec textiles with Americana twists. It is said that there are over 25,000 books, 14 pianos, and tons more of rusted bicycles, booby traps, and chandeliers within the shop. The boutique’s objective seems to be practical but not ordinary, and rich but not expensive.
Collyer’s Mansion, 368 Stratford Road, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (347) 240-2227
Cobble Hill Cinemas
If you’re a movie goer or enjoy a quaint reception of a favored film, Cobble Hill Cinemas may be just for you. The theater has only five screens but makes a point to offer a range of films from independent to blockbuster. Becoming one of the celebrated veterans of the Cobble Hill community staples, the theater is a neighborhood favorite. Tuesday and Thursdays are the most celebrated days of the week by avid movie-goers as the cinema offers a discounted ticket price at only $8.50 per ticket!
Cobble Hill Cinemas, 265 Court Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (718) 596-4995
61 Local is the one-stop shop for local craft-beers, liquors, and wines. The 61 Local food menu serves every meal from breakfast to dinner. Lunches tend to go late with the working communal tables that serve as both a meeting place and dining space. Coffee is served all day, so no worries about keeping up with the demand! Boasting communal tables, exposed brick, and music plugs with adapters to play your own music, 61 Local is great for group gatherings or just a single work session.
61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (718) 875-1150
Overwhelming amounts of Yelpers and locals agree that Battersby is one of the best places to dine in Cobble Hill. Battersby’s menu features new American influences with seasonal dishes including veal sweetbreads, kale, and duck. There is even a back deck with a harmonious ambiance. They tend to be crowed and never take reservations unless it is for a five or seven course menu pre-fix, so get there early or be prepared to take it easy and have a few casual drinks!
Battersby, 255 Smith Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (718) 852-8321
A large part of the Cobble Hill neighborhood is occupied by French expats and familial influences thus the neighborhood has plenty of French cuisine readily available. Amongst the top French establishments and eats in the area is Café Luluc. Offering what is considered a typical French bistro brunch and lunch, Cafe Luluc serves each dish with the full experience. Well, the full experience includes a nostalgic interior and cozy backyard dining deck. Cash only!
Cafe Luluc, 214 Smith Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (718) 625-3815
The Invisible Dog Art Center
Founded in 2009, the blank canvas-like space has been a haven for art and artists of all types. The Invisible Dog Art Center offers evolving installations, workshops, gatherings, rental opportunities, and gallery exhibitions. The center was historically a belt and jewelry factory then became a factory for Invisible Dog toys. Still holding on to fixtures and molds, as well as belts and buckles, visitors not only receive a historical background of the space but also the city.
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1(347) 560-3641
Homage Skate Shop is the self-proclaimed, yet unpretentious skate shop featuring gear that ranges for the dry and wet slopes. Whether you’re snowboarding, biking, skating, or boarding there is something for everyone here. The deck-lined shop offers classes, group trips, and even local hang out tips for all those interested. They are known best for their shoe collection and their impeccable customer service so no need to fear if you prefer pink skates, boards, or skis, because Homage has it all!
The very hip bar and bistro that is Henry Public serves up some of the best turkey sandwiches locals have ever munched on. Salads, creative cocktails, and beer are also featured on the cash-only menu. Weekend brunch and late night dining are a key point in the service of Henry’s. Not to mention the old-school theme coupled with a wonderful staff which creates an atmosphere where kicking back and relaxing comes easily.
Henry Public, 329 Henry Street, New York, NY, USA, + 1 (718) 852-8630