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From Sunrise to Sunset…in Sunset Park

Eat, drink, shop, and get cultured in Industry City and beyond.

Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

It’s no surprise that the urban developers of Industry City eyed this Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood—with its sprawling views of Manhattan and bucolic oasis of Green-Wood Cemetery (which is bigger than Prospect Park!)—for their cultural hub. Spend all day exploring some of the best of multicultural Sunset Park.

Do: Stroll Around Green-Wood Cemetery

This historic burial ground and battlefield of the Revolutionary War features 475 acres of landscaped grounds, free admission, guided tours, and regular events highlighting New York and American culture. 500 25th Street

Play: Arcade Games at the Frying Pan Wheelhouse

Whether you’re a ping-pong pro or a Skee-Ball novice, there’s something for kids of all ages at this indoor-outdoor game space51 35th Street

Eat: Bring Your Own Coronas to Tacos Matamoros

Feast on a traditional menu of tacos, tamales, and tostadas, served in a simple space. Oh, and it’s BYO! 4508 Fifth Avenue

Eat More: Kosher Sweets at Shloimy’s Bakery

Shloimy’s Bakery is the go-to spot for kosher baked goods in Brooklyn. Flaky, rich rugelach come in a variety of flavors, and black and white cookies are a must-order. 5104 Twelfth Avenue

Drink: A Well-Made Cocktail or Draft Beer (or Coffee!) at Judy’s

A cafe by day, a nicely mellow neighborhood bar by night, Judy’s (named for the owner’s mom) serves up delish cocktails and an excellent rotation of craft beers, all set to a lively soundtrack of tunes. For the peckish: an impressive cheese plate and a super-sized soft pretzel should do the trick! 4022 Fifth Avenue

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