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Address: Smith Streetjh, Brooklyn, NY
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing

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It changed from when I grew up.

When I was a kid my mom took me here to buy my school shoes,furniture and clothes.That has all changed.Now there's trendy coffee shops,modern eateries,art stores and bars.This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
donny b
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I live near Smith Street. I do not want to denigrate the restaurants there but it seems like Smith Street moment has come and gone. Call it high rents, aging population but the innovation has been sucked out of the place.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When I was a kid my mom took me here to buy my school shoes,furniture and clothes.That has all changed.Now there's trendy coffee shops,modern eateries,art stores and bars.This is one gentrified neighborhood now.The hipsters took over there's very few leftovers left.Much better now than back then.Drug addicts were all over the place up until the mid 90's.Very easy to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Smith street Brooklyn was at one time a run down area In recent years there has been a renaissance in the area. The neighborhood is much safer than in past years and many interesting and very good restaurants. Great place to walk on a summer night and stop for dinner.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you're in the neighborhood, it's always fun to walk the mile or so of Smith Street from Atlantic Avenue to the end. There are lots of interesting stores, restaurants, and bars. The closer you get to Atlantic, the fancier the establishments become. but it's still all human scale and pretty laid back. Nearby is Court Street, which runs parallel... More 

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İstanbul
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Though I was a bit hesitant bout staying in Brooklyn, it was beyond our expectations. Safe area full of bars and restaurants. Close to the underground station. Great for the bar hoppers and families

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I could eat out everynight here. There are loads of little resturants and bars. Some cute and some not so, but always something going on!

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Beal Feirste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We had a copy of a literary review from one of the New York magazines (thanks to my cousin for that!) which detailed a walking tour around Brooklyn Heights, Cobble |Hill and on to Boerum Hill. So we set off and did most of it. Lovely area, beautiful houses. We finished up in Bar Tabac on the corner of Smith... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Smith Street, from 1st Place all the way to Atlantic Avenue, is a great place to visit and to eat. There are brand new restaurants opening every few months BUT the real, well established places are still here, too. Long before all the Yippsters, Hipters, Yuppies and Artsey Fartsy groups came along, Smith Street was a Blue Collar, Working Class... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I am a native Brooklynite - yes we do exit! And have been visiting (and eventually moved to) Carroll Gardens for over 20 year (man I feel old). I have seen Smith Street go through many make-overs, from being "sketchy" in the '80 and early '90s to local in the late '90s early '00 to the present when it's mostly... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Many locally owned-and-operated clothing, furnishing, & knickknack stores, as well as delectable eateries abound on Brooklyn's Smith St. It's definitely worth the quick F-train ride from Manhattan. Bonus: also check out Carroll Gardens cinema one block over for the best in independent screen gems & big budget flicks for less-than-Manhattan prices.

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