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An Existential Night Out in South Slope, Brooklyn

Park Slope’s kid-brother neighborhood is edgier and cheaper!

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Park Slope may have Prospect Park, but scrappy South Slope lays claim to at least half of the majestic Green-Wood Cemetery. Start your evening there before heading out for to-die-for (ha ha, get it?) pizza and drinks nearby.

STROLL: Through Green-Wood Cemetery

Follow the 478 acres of winding roads and paths wherever they may take you. If you happen to pass by the final resting spot of Jean-Michel Basquiat, all the better. On some summer Fridays and Saturdays, Green-Wood hosts moonlight and twilight tours, respectively, so bring your flashlights! Fifth Avenue at 25th Street

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

DRINK + PLAY: Beer and Bocce at Greenwood Park

Muse about life and death over one of the 24 beers on tap (plus nine canned and eight bottled beers) during a game of bocce ball with your date or pals at this indoor-outdoor beer garden, perfect for all-weather existentialism. 555 Seventh Avenue

EAT: Killer Brick-Oven Pizza at Guiseppina’s

Owned by Chris Iacono—brother of Mark Iacono, owner of the famed Lucali (home to an obsession-worthy calzone)—this no-frills pizza joint on a quiet Sixth Avenue corner serves thin-crust pies that are just as tasty—without the blocks-long wait. The menu is limited to pizza and calzones; if you want greens, stop by Lot 2 across the street for exceptional seasonal salads first. 691 Sixth Avenue

DRINK: Magical Cocktails at Sea Witch

Sip a Harbor Master, made with Akashi whiskey, lime, Falernum, and hopped grapefruit bitters, at the helm of this marine-themed, neighborhood-favorite bar with a delightful backyard. 703 Fifth Avenue

Photo by Cliff B/Yelp

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