36 hours in Brooklyn
By Kevin Paguay
Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York has many great places to visit and great places to eat too.
1) 1 p.m. Ramen
If you like ramen, then there is only one place I insist you to go and you might come again to eat more. This place is called “Ichiran,” where the theme is full on Japanese so you can feel like your eating ramen in Japan. It located in 374 Johnson Ave, not far from the L train. The menu was quite interesting, just a piece a paper where you fill out what food you like to have, and how you like your ramen to be cook. Try out there classic Tonkotsu Ramen with a little of their original spicy red sauce ($18.90), with a side order of slice marinated pork loin ($9.90), and drink with hot or cold matcha tea ($3.90). And a great way to eat your meal is by sitting in your own booth, where no one can disrupt you from your eating.
2) 3 p.m. Navy Yard
Take your time off from the present and start taking a walking path towards the past where you can learn what happen in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is located in 141 Flushing Avenue Unit 801, where it is known to built and repair battleships and aircraft carriers for American soldiers to sail and fly for the battle of World War 2. If that doesn’t surprise you, it is also known where womens took jobs there as mechanics when the men went to war. If you want to take a path to the past, then is time to take a tour where adults ($30), seniors (ages 65+, $27), children ($15), and military veterans or active-duty service members ($22.50) can walk around the yard and see how it was during the World War 2.
By Kevin Paguay (Ichirans pay counter/gift shop)
3) 5:30 P.M. the power the sweetness
You had a long day and you feel like your craving for some sweet. Just close to the L train of Morgan Ave, the FINE & RAW Chocolate Factory is a great places to get some sweets, made with raw food ingredients. The sales of there chocolate bars ($5), a block of chocolate ($20), 4-24 pieces of truffle set ($15-$80), and the deluxe/gift package ($40-$220) look super delicious and super a lot to pay.
4) 11 A.M. The smell of flowers
When you start your day with a clear sunny day, you feel like walking and go smell the flowers. Head on over to 990 Washington Ave, where is northeast of Prospect park and close to Grand Army Plaza. This place is known as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where people can feel relax and claim and a lot of wedding events takes place there because of beautyness the garden had to offer. Other parts of the garden like the palm house, which help to relieve the stress of the city behind and the atrium is a great space to hold a luxurious setting event. For entrance, adults ($15), Seniors (65+, $8), students (12+ with ID, $8), and kids (12 or below, free) have to pay in order to enter the magnificent place.
5) 4 P.M. Spooky time
If you want to go somewhere scary and had a spooky time, come to the Green-Wood cemetery where you’ll have a scary adventure. It locate in 500 25th St, where it’s close to the D train 25 St station. The cemetery is known for it many events taken place like the Historic Trolley tour, where tourist ride to trolley train for just $20 and ride around the cemetery discussing about to history to the place. Also on Halloween night, take a night tour while holding a lighted candle while musicians, performance artist, and storytellers that can creep you out.
6) 12:30 P.M. Cheese
If your hungry for cheese, then try out the Cheeseboat which serves at a Georgian restaurant in 80 Berry St, close to the G train. Cheeseboat is a georgian-style cheese stuffed bread, which top it up with a egg ($16-$25)
7) 4:30 P.M. Food Knowledge
Instead of eating food, why not try to know knowledge of food and drink. Head to the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab, located in 62 Bayard St, close to G train Nassau Ave. This museum allow its guest to taste, smell, and touch foods. It also give events like CHOW, which celebrates of how chinese cuisines can make an impact to the United States. Admission to enter for adult is $14.00, reduced (students, seniors, military personal, disabled, low-income) $10.00, youth (6-17 years age) $7.00, and children (5 and under) free.
If you are suggesting to come to Brooklyn, NY book a room in Pod Brooklyn Hotel. It’s locate in 247 Metropolitan Ave, very close to the subway station and the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The rooms are from 110-300 square feet with private bathroom with rain shower head, wireless internet, flat-screen, and make free local calls. For a queen pod room for just $289.75 is a great price to stay for days.