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Opening hours: Seasonal weekends (April-December), Sat & Sun 12pm-7pm
Watch out for: Themed weekends
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Historically a neighborhood attracting wealthy residents, Clinton Hill of Brooklyn has evolved over the years to draw the crowds of millennials and young families. Because of this shifting history, the architecture of the neighborhood is diverse, an adventure in itself, from historic mansions to newer apartment buildings. Here is a list of some of the must-dos and must-sees in this little Brooklyn neighborhood.
With ten different treatment rooms plus a martini lounge and gourmet spa cuisine, a visit to Body By Brooklyn is an all-day relaxation retreat. You might indulge in any one of the massage or body treatments, relax near the fireplace while watching TV, or grab a cocktail and salad between treatments. In addition to the Euro-style wet lounge, the only one in the downtown Brooklyn area, the experience is complete with a Russian sauna, Swedish sauna, Turkish aroma steam room, Jacuzzis and soaking pools.
Price: Pricey ($45 for the day)
Opening hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Closed Tuesday
Watch out for: Euro-style wet lounge
Address: 275 Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, + 1 718 923 9400
Many who attend the Pratt Institute also call the area home. Open since 1887, the institute is now known for its art and design programs and its architecture school. While the green lawns and rose gardens are a public attraction for the summer months, the campus also houses year-round allures like elegant turn-of-the-century buildings and a rotating, campus-wide display of some 60 sculptures by leading artists. Pratt’s library also has a rich history as the first free library in New York City, though it has since been made private in 1941. Beyond the grounds, architecture, and history, Pratt also brings in a variety of lectures and programs open to the public.
Opening hours: N/A
Watch out for: Architectural gems
Address: North Hall, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 636 3600
Tucked inside the Italian restaurant Aita, The Mayflower is a little bar with an intimate atmosphere perfect for a date or a night with a few friends. Serving up a selection of unique cocktails and seasonal wines and beers, The Mayflower is a perfect place to enjoy a drink before a night on the town or casually sip the night away. It is wise to arrive early, as the cozy space is small and fills up fast. The décor is quirky as expected from this kind of Brooklyn bar, and the drinks are all flavorful and strong for a reasonable penny.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 7pm-2am, Fri-Sat 7pm-3am, Sun 6pm-1am
Watch out for: Cozy date night space
Address: 132 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 576 3584
For the young and wild looking to dance the night away, One Last Shag has exactly what you want. This bar is host to plenty of happening parties, with local neighborhood DJs providing the musical entertainment on a rotating schedule. Even on the off nights, One Last Shag is jamming with whatever the bartenders have on their iPods. The menu features a long list of cocktails and booze, with the option of trying a margarita made ten different ways. The backyard patio with its picnic benches and hanging lights makes it a great hangout for the summer season as well.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-4am, Sun 6pm-2am
Watch out for: Wild party environment
Address: 348 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 398 2472
For an experience in the performing arts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music has three different locations in the Clinton Hill area, hosting entertainment of all varieties. The Peter Jay Sharp building is place of history, with its grand opera house and concert hall now subdivided into several movie theaters. The building also houses the BAM Café, which was once an ornate upstairs ballroom. While the building has been renovated for modern entertainment, much of the original details have been preserved. The BAM Harvey Theater is the second location with another rich history.
Price: Varies depending on venue
Opening hours: Varies depending on venue, see here for hours
Watch out for: Live performing arts entertainment
Address: Three locations, +1 718 636 4100