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We are a group of 10 ladies from Ireland. Staying in Times Square and we would like to go to Brooklyn one day. Can anybody advise us on subway use and also recommend places to eat and drink in Brooklyn (lunch and dinner). We would also like to include walking the Brooklyn bridge. Make a day of it!! Plz help

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Also any form of recommendations for our stay would help greatly. Cute diners, cocktail bars, shopping malls and of course the must see's.. (Aged between 23 and 45) want to see as much as possible on our trip!!

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When you cross over the bridge, head over to Grimaldi's for one of the best Pizza pies in NYC. Highly visited by tourists and NY'ers so be prepared to wait on line. Well worth it though. http://www.grimaldis.com/

You'll also see the new Brooklyn Bridge park there

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There is a great FAQ on the New York City forum about getting to the bridge, and what to do while you're there. I suggest you go check it out. You'l get more responses to your questions if you post in the New York City forum - we cover Brooklyn over there also.

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-Take the 456 downtown to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Start your walk across the bridge.

-Take the first pedestrian exit off the bridge on the Brooklyn side. Follow the path to the left, and down the stairs to Washington Street. Follow Washington back toward the water. Turn left, and walk along Water Street. There are a few cute shops and galleries down here.

-Turn left on Old Fulton Street. If you guys are hungry by this point, there are several restaurants nearby, including Grimaldi's.

-If not, Water Street jogs slightly and changes to Everit Street. It's a steep uphill climb for about two blocks (you can do this itinerary backwards if you wish to avoid the hill). Once you reach the top, the Brooklyn Promenade is to your right. This is one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, especially of downtown.

-Walk around the neighborhood by the promenade, Brooklyn Heights, if you wish. At the other end of the promenade, follow Montague Street into Downtown Brooklyn.

-Make a right and walk down Court Street till you've passed Borough Hall. Make a left on Joralemon, walking past the Municipal Building. Within the next block, this street changes to Fulton. Fulton Street Mall is an interesting mix of neighborhood stores and national retailers like Macy's, Aeropostale, and Payless. This is more for the experience than the shopping - you'll usually find better selection in the midtown stores, though Fulton Street Mall is far less crowded.

-Turn left on Bond Street and walk to Flatbush Ave. Here, if the weather is nice and you want to make a full day of it, you could either continue down Dekalb to Fort Greene, or catch the Q train to Park Slope/Prospect Park or Coney Island. If you'd prefer a more leisurely visit, check out Dekalb Market instead. The market is a former ugly, empty lot, now filled with old container cars that have been converted into stalls selling art, vintage clothes, and food.

-After Dekalb Market, you have to stop by Juniors. If you're hungry for a full meal, it's a good place to get an enormous deli sandwich. If you're just up for dessert, get a slice of cheesecake, New York's "best".

-Cross Flatbush to catch the B or Q train back into Manhattan. Both trains go over the Manhattan Bridge, giving you nice views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Chinatown's rooftop graffiti garden from the left side of the train.

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Definitely take a walk over the Bridge- it is fun and crowded and not to be missed. I also echo the Grimaldi's recommendation. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is also down the street from the restaurant.

Also highly recommend checking out Watertower when you are in Brooklyn, beautiful! http://www.tomfruin.com/watertower.html


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