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The Brooklyn Summer Swarm: Food, Art, Style, Books, Beach & More

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Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor
Updated: 9 October 2017
Where else can you sip artisanal cocktails surrounded by life-sized wax death masks, ride America’s first roller coaster, stuff yourself at Smorgasburg, and contemplate the complexities of gentrification through the lens of literary stars? Brooklyn, of course, a borough that’s beloved by natives and tourists alike. Read on for Culture Trip’s collection of locally loved favorites, and get a feel for experiences that narrate Brooklyn’s historical past. Even more so, take in what makes this neighborhood a destination to get to know now.

From its colonial roots, Brooklyn has become one of the most popular urban neighborhoods for millennials to drop anchor, hitting #14 on Forbes‘ Best Cities List.


What makes Brooklyn so enticing?

These Brooklyn spots are globally known and locally loved, from food and drink to quirky art spaces. DIY neighborhood walking tours, interviews with Brooklyn’s literary voices, street style from Brooklyn babes, and a cinematic homage to Prospect Park introduce you to a Brooklyn you might not know.

Local Favorites

Brooklyn Swagger