“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Some reasons to schlep out to Park Slope and Prospect Heights are obvious: the risk-taking Brooklyn Museum, the autumn leaves and summer roses at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and concerts from Jay-Z to Barbara Streisand at Barclay's Center. Park Slope's Blue Ribbon Brasserie earns its accolades with inventive surf-and-turf like oysters and bone marrow, and Union Hall bar aims to please everyone with leather club chairs and bookshelves, bocce ball courts and live music. The F and Q lines connect Manhattan to Prospect Heights at the Prospect Park stop, and onward to the newly renovated boardwalk and carnival rides at Coney Island. But walk past Park Slope's new shops and old brownstones where kids still play on the stoops, and you'll see what keeps New Yorkers here.