: Staten Island
: A/C Subway Utica Ave Station
: Conduit Boulevard
: Coney Island Beach Boardwalk
: Der Schwarze Kölner Biergarden
: Mountain Creek | Vernon Valley, NJ
: Chelsea Piers
Car: not necessary
*Brooklyn’s historical neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant
*A express subway (5 express stops / 15-20 mins ) to Manhattan
*The A Express Subway goes directly to JFK airport, Times Square, Central Park, Harlem’s 125th St, Apollo Theatre
*A / C / J , transfers to several subway lines Subway Lines leading major attractions
*MTA Buses B46, B26, B52, B15 leading to local attractions
*3 minute walk to neighborhood restaurants Peaches, Saraghina or Therapy Wine Bar.
*C train in 10 minutes to Fort Greene and BAM
*C and S subway to Prospect Park in 15 minutes
Other Activities: I love to go to the New York Botanical Garden. Although it's located in the Bronx, i'm there is no time. I take the A express to Fulton (Manhattan), then transfer to the 4 /5 uptown to Grand Central. From Grand Central, I take the Metro North (Harlem Line) to the Botanical Garden. The Bronx Zoo, also spectacular, a short walk from the Botanical Garden. Standard admission to the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo is free on wednesdays.
My favorite restaurants are: Blue Fin, Sea Grill, Ed's Lobster, Jackson Hole and Sylvia's.
I also enjoy the boat tours and bowling The Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex.