The character and charisma of NYC’s Brooklyn surrounds this boutique hotel
Hotel at a Glance: Gowanus Inn & Yard
Surrounded by some of Brooklyn’s most popular restaurants, bars, and entertainment sits Gowanus Inn & Yard in the heart of Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. Located just 1 block away from the R train, this hotel offers the comfort of a neighborhood with easy access to NYC’s lively, bustling downtown area, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.
- Urban chic combines with modern amenities in every comfortable guest room at the hotel, all of which offer premium Thermos Coffee brewed with Stumptown beans and custom Malin & Goetz bath products.
- Keep up with the news: Electronic copies of the New York Times are available for guests at the hotel.
- The Best of Brooklyn: The hotel is a 15-minute walk away from the Barclay Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets. Picturesque views of the city skyline can be viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge near the hotel.
Park Slope, Brooklyn: Trendsetting Neighborhood Home to Top-Rated Restaurants and Prospect Park
Park Slope was named the best place to live in New York City by New York magazine in 2010, and it’s not hard to see why. Its leafy streets are lined with charming brownstones as well as scores of top-rated restaurants and trendsetting boutiques. Located in west Brooklyn, Park Slope has been attracting privileged city dwellers since the late 19th century, when Victorian mansions began sprouting up in an area dubbed the Gold Coast. In recent years, the neighborhood has become an enclave for artistic types and hip young families.
But Park Slope’s main attraction is still Prospect Park. In fact, the neighborhood takes its name from its location on the western slope of this 585-acre landscaping masterpiece. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1860s, the park includes an intricate watercourse and the last of Brooklyn’s indigenous forests. Crowds gather here during the summer for free concerts and farmers’ markets; ice-skating and sledding are popular activities in the winter.