Tom’s guidebook for BedStuy

Tom

Tom’s guidebook for BedStuy

Food scene
L'Antagoniste is a farm-to-table restaurant bringing approachable and authentic French cuisine to the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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L'Antagoniste
238 Malcolm X Boulevard
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L'Antagoniste is a farm-to-table restaurant bringing approachable and authentic French cuisine to the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Here at Saraghina we want to serve good food made with love. We aim to recreate the food we ate growing up in Italy, the food we craved as we rushed home from school or a good soccer game, the kind of meals our mothers prepared with love and the freshest ingredients from the local mercato. As in any good Italian casa, our home was always filled with sound, but when the aroma of mamma’s cooking filled the air, we would race to the table and then there was nothing but silence.
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Saraghina
435 Halsey Street
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Here at Saraghina we want to serve good food made with love. We aim to recreate the food we ate growing up in Italy, the food we craved as we rushed home from school or a good soccer game, the kind of meals our mothers prepared with love and the freshest ingredients from the local mercato. As in any good Italian casa, our home was always filled with sound, but when the aroma of mamma’s cooking filled the air, we would race to the table and then there was nothing but silence.
Best Ramen in the area!
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Nana
330 Malcolm X Blvd
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Best Ramen in the area!
This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a mix of raw bar options, small plates, and large-portioned entrees. The menu doesn’t really fit into one category or theme, but there’s a lot of Japanese influence, with things like caesar salad that comes with yuzu dressing, Japanese fried chicken, and a seared salmon bowl with brown rice, ginger, and seaweed flakes on top. One way we do know how to categorize the food is by telling you that it’s good, and we’d especially recommend trying a few of the smaller dishes and some oysters. The space is long and attractive, like they found all the best items in a vintage thrift store and really made it work. It’s a great option for a group dinner or a date in Stuyvesant Heights.
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Trad Room
266 Malcolm X Blvd
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This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a mix of raw bar options, small plates, and large-portioned entrees. The menu doesn’t really fit into one category or theme, but there’s a lot of Japanese influence, with things like caesar salad that comes with yuzu dressing, Japanese fried chicken, and a seared salmon bowl with brown rice, ginger, and seaweed flakes on top. One way we do know how to categorize the food is by telling you that it’s good, and we’d especially recommend trying a few of the smaller dishes and some oysters. The space is long and attractive, like they found all the best items in a vintage thrift store and really made it work. It’s a great option for a group dinner or a date in Stuyvesant Heights.
The New American menu centers around seasonal cuisine and is served for dinner and brunch. Our bar has a tightly curated cocktail menu as well as low-key favorites, craft beer and a carefully selected but accessible wine list. We strive to be the perfect place to have dinner with the family, cocktails with a date or a meal alone while chatting with neighbors at the bar. Our kitchen is open for dinner every night at 4pm. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm with drink and wing specials. Brunch is served weekends from 11am-4pm.
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MAMA FOX
327 Stuyvesant Ave
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The New American menu centers around seasonal cuisine and is served for dinner and brunch. Our bar has a tightly curated cocktail menu as well as low-key favorites, craft beer and a carefully selected but accessible wine list. We strive to be the perfect place to have dinner with the family, cocktails with a date or a meal alone while chatting with neighbors at the bar. Our kitchen is open for dinner every night at 4pm. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm with drink and wing specials. Brunch is served weekends from 11am-4pm.
When Chez Oskar opened in 1998, a culinary bohemia exploded on the back streets of Brooklyn. Inspired by New York's Harlem Renaissance and the neighborhood bistros of Paris, Oskar is a culinary counterculture to Manhattan's sterile eateries, cranking out fine French cuisine jazzed up by Brooklyn's cultural diversity. With 'El grand Chefe' Octavio Simancas' superb cooking (he's almost Français) Angelique Calmet's fine touch from service to brave wine selections (now She really really is French), and owner/artist Charlotta Janssen's severely colorful touch (slightly French due to Napoleon's army invading Bohemia) and a staff from all over 'le monde' to make you feel at home where ever you may be from, we dare to call ourselves: Le Funky French Bistro de Brooklyn...
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Chez Oskar
310 Malcolm X Boulevard
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When Chez Oskar opened in 1998, a culinary bohemia exploded on the back streets of Brooklyn. Inspired by New York's Harlem Renaissance and the neighborhood bistros of Paris, Oskar is a culinary counterculture to Manhattan's sterile eateries, cranking out fine French cuisine jazzed up by Brooklyn's cultural diversity. With 'El grand Chefe' Octavio Simancas' superb cooking (he's almost Français) Angelique Calmet's fine touch from service to brave wine selections (now She really really is French), and owner/artist Charlotta Janssen's severely colorful touch (slightly French due to Napoleon's army invading Bohemia) and a staff from all over 'le monde' to make you feel at home where ever you may be from, we dare to call ourselves: Le Funky French Bistro de Brooklyn...
Sightseeing
Saratoga Square Park, the second largest park in historic Bedford-Stuyvesant, takes its name from Saratoga Avenue just to the east, which was itself named in 1835 for the Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga, New York on September 19 and October 7, 1777.
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Saratoga Park
112 Howard Ave
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Saratoga Square Park, the second largest park in historic Bedford-Stuyvesant, takes its name from Saratoga Avenue just to the east, which was itself named in 1835 for the Revolutionary War Battles of Saratoga, New York on September 19 and October 7, 1777.
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a children's museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1899, it is the first children's museum in the United States – and according to some, the first one worldwide. It is unusual in its location in what is predominantly a residential area.
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Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave
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The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a children's museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1899, it is the first children's museum in the United States – and according to some, the first one worldwide. It is unusual in its location in what is predominantly a residential area.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. It was founded in 1910 and is in Mount Prospect Park in central Brooklyn, adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The 52-acre garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year.
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Botanischer Garten Brooklyn
990 Washington Avenue
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. It was founded in 1910 and is in Mount Prospect Park in central Brooklyn, adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. The 52-acre garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year.
The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn and founded in 1895, the Beaux-Arts building, designed by McKim, Mead and White, was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Max Weber. The museum also has a "Memorial Sculpture Garden" which features salvaged architectural elements from throughout New York City.
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
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The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works. Located near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Flatbush, and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn and founded in 1895, the Beaux-Arts building, designed by McKim, Mead and White, was planned to be the largest art museum in the world. The museum initially struggled to maintain its building and collection, only to be revitalized in the late 20th century, thanks to major renovations. Significant areas of the collection include antiquities, specifically their collection of Egyptian antiquities spanning over 3,000 years. European, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art make for notable antiquities collections as well. American art is heavily represented, starting at the Colonial period. Artists represented in the collection include Mark Rothko, Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Max Weber. The museum also has a "Memorial Sculpture Garden" which features salvaged architectural elements from throughout New York City.
There’s nothing like finding a spot where, if you squint and hold your head at a really specific angle and ignore the wailing sirens, you’d swear you were deep in the wilderness—or at least in Jersey. Last month the Parks Department gave us back one of those rare sites when they reopened the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir after two year of reconstruction. The renovations included new stairs, fencing, repaved paths, and the addition of handicap accessible entrances. Perched on a ridge on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, the reservoir was one of Brooklyn’s main water sources from the 1850s until it was decommissioned in 1990 and became a nature preserve. There’s a fence to keep you from bolting off the paved trail and skinny-dipping, but the reservoir has a pathway where you can get a closer look at actual non-pigeon birds. According to a spokesperson for the Parks Department, the pathway passes through an ecologically sensitive area and is only open during free tours. But there’s one coming up soon: if you want to make new friends and learn what those not-pigeons actually are, there’s a winter bird tour Saturday November 16 at 9am. And you can always ride or stroll along the bike path running around the reservoir.
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Highland Park
Jackie Robinson Parkway
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There’s nothing like finding a spot where, if you squint and hold your head at a really specific angle and ignore the wailing sirens, you’d swear you were deep in the wilderness—or at least in Jersey. Last month the Parks Department gave us back one of those rare sites when they reopened the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir after two year of reconstruction. The renovations included new stairs, fencing, repaved paths, and the addition of handicap accessible entrances. Perched on a ridge on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, the reservoir was one of Brooklyn’s main water sources from the 1850s until it was decommissioned in 1990 and became a nature preserve. There’s a fence to keep you from bolting off the paved trail and skinny-dipping, but the reservoir has a pathway where you can get a closer look at actual non-pigeon birds. According to a spokesperson for the Parks Department, the pathway passes through an ecologically sensitive area and is only open during free tours. But there’s one coming up soon: if you want to make new friends and learn what those not-pigeons actually are, there’s a winter bird tour Saturday November 16 at 9am. And you can always ride or stroll along the bike path running around the reservoir.
Neighborhoods
Bedford–Stuyvesant has the largest collection of intact and largely untouched Victorian architecture in the country, with roughly 8,800 buildings built before 1900. Its building stock includes many historic brownstones. These homes were developed for the expanding upper-middle class from the 1890s to the late 1910s. These homes contain highly ornamental detailing throughout their interiors and have classical architectural elements, such as brackets, quoins, fluting, finials, and elaborate frieze and cornice banding.
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Bedford-Stuyvesant
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Bedford–Stuyvesant has the largest collection of intact and largely untouched Victorian architecture in the country, with roughly 8,800 buildings built before 1900. Its building stock includes many historic brownstones. These homes were developed for the expanding upper-middle class from the 1890s to the late 1910s. These homes contain highly ornamental detailing throughout their interiors and have classical architectural elements, such as brackets, quoins, fluting, finials, and elaborate frieze and cornice banding.
Live Music Bar
Expect exceptional live music, everything from Armenian chamber jazz to New Orleans Second Line. Don’t be surprised if you walk in to find a band who plays music from Bollywood cinema. We know one. Sublime wines, agave spirits and meticulously-crafted cocktails. Expect those too. And don't overlook the food; our kitchen is open all day. Like the cocktails, the coffee is small-batch, and Chef Madeleine’s cooking is inspired by the rustic flavors of the Mediterranean. Lunàtico is owned by three touring musicians. After many years traveling the planet and performing in countless dives and venues, we developed some big ideas about what constitutes a perfect hang. We hope Lunático becomes yours.
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LunÀtico
486 Halsey Street
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Expect exceptional live music, everything from Armenian chamber jazz to New Orleans Second Line. Don’t be surprised if you walk in to find a band who plays music from Bollywood cinema. We know one. Sublime wines, agave spirits and meticulously-crafted cocktails. Expect those too. And don't overlook the food; our kitchen is open all day. Like the cocktails, the coffee is small-batch, and Chef Madeleine’s cooking is inspired by the rustic flavors of the Mediterranean. Lunàtico is owned by three touring musicians. After many years traveling the planet and performing in countless dives and venues, we developed some big ideas about what constitutes a perfect hang. We hope Lunático becomes yours.
Breakfast spots
Our chefs specialize in authentic and delicious food. The staff at Butch & Coco is devoted to serving customers mouthwatering dishes that feature the highest quality ingredients available. Bagel with Cream Cheese and Tomato, and are all prepared quickly and delivered to you right away. Butch & Coco uses only the freshest ingredients around, ensuring that every dish is of the highest possible quality. Not sure what you're in the mood for? Try one of our specialties including , , , , and more.
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Butch & Coco
153 Howard Avenue
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Our chefs specialize in authentic and delicious food. The staff at Butch & Coco is devoted to serving customers mouthwatering dishes that feature the highest quality ingredients available. Bagel with Cream Cheese and Tomato, and are all prepared quickly and delivered to you right away. Butch & Coco uses only the freshest ingredients around, ensuring that every dish is of the highest possible quality. Not sure what you're in the mood for? Try one of our specialties including , , , , and more.
We believe everything about coffee is special; from the farms its sourced from to when it reaches your cup. This feeling is what inspires us daily - to extract the perfect notes, to pull the perfect shot and to bring more joy in each cup. Love of community, love of our city and love for coffee is why we are here.
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Milk & Pull Bed Stuy
307 Malcolm X Blvd
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We believe everything about coffee is special; from the farms its sourced from to when it reaches your cup. This feeling is what inspires us daily - to extract the perfect notes, to pull the perfect shot and to bring more joy in each cup. Love of community, love of our city and love for coffee is why we are here.
Little Skips East opened in June 2017. Built with the same love and magic as our first two locations, ‘East’ has developed quickly into a neighborhood community hub.
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Little Skips East
3 Covert St
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Little Skips East opened in June 2017. Built with the same love and magic as our first two locations, ‘East’ has developed quickly into a neighborhood community hub.
Food market
Local Supermarket
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Halsey Traders Market
587 Halsey St
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Local Supermarket
Best sourdough bread!
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Saraghina Bakery
433 Halsey St
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Best sourdough bread!

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Citibike Station
There are several Citibike stations close by. It's a wonderful way to get around the city! https://account.citibikenyc.com/map