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

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Beauty In The Eye oThe Beholder

Good restaurant row, I could engage in nostalgia and speak of its past. Rundown, hardly. Blue collar neighborhood with Mom & Pop businesses, definitely, good food, absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Good restaurant row, I could engage in nostalgia and speak of its past. Rundown, hardly. Blue collar neighborhood with Mom & Pop businesses, definitely, good food, absolutely. Tough, yes, seedy, around late 60s-70s, but so was most of NY. By the by, gentrification is not a renaissance . Today, trendy food, cafes and shops. Some very good, some not so... More 

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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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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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17 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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