03/15/17 3:44pm


Far from public transit, behind the fence that delineates the Brooklyn Navy Yard from the surrounding neighborhood sits an industrial building that is host to the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard. The vineyard, which encompasses the entirety of the roof, is a literal oasis, a green patch in the sky with 360 degree views of the surrounding areas.

Rooftop Reds, the vineyard is called, is not open to the public, but Untapped Cities offers private tours – and Brokelyn’s got a sweet discount code for you.

02/03/11 2:28pm

typical Brooklyn date. We can help you top this.

Newsflash, Brooklyn: it’s time to get a leg up on Valentine’s Day plans. While my ideal date night starts with a free show and concludes in a $4-beer-and-shot deal, you might be looking for something a bit more polished for the 14th. You can still charm for cheap on the Hallmark holiday, so long as you plan ahead. We’ll have some tantalizing V-day ideas for 2011 coming up next week, but for now, those of you looking to mix it up — or even class it up — investigate some of our best Brokelyn courtship guides here. (more…)

Rubulad, photo by Mike Connor.

Rubulad, photo by Mike Connor.

After a commenter raved about the random-Brooklynite-recommended cheap-date spots we featured last month, we decided to go out and dig up some more.

So we went to Prospect and McCarren parks over the weekend and grilled more strangers on their  favorites places for wallet-friendly romance, and once again, were totally impressed by the ideas. If you’re venturing out this weekend, considering trying one of these eight reader-suggested venues—and let us know how it went. (more…)