The 6 Hidden Gems of Brooklyn Your Kids Will Love
Add these lesser-known destinations in Brooklyn to your list of must-visit locales.
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28 Frost St., Brooklyn
Unlike other art galleries, this unique space in Williamsburg houses crowdsourced artwork from over 40,000 sketchbooks filled by artists around the world. It’s not stuffy. Bring the kids, sign up for a library card, and browse sketchbooks catalogued in themes like “Things Found on Restaurant Napkins.” You can even work on a family sketchbook to add to the ever-growing collection of artwork.
97 Commercial St., Brooklyn
The Greenpoint location, which serves as the factory for the better-known Dumbo location, is much quieter than the aforementioned spot, but features the same freshly made, small-batch, old-fashioned ice cream and hot fudge patrons love so much.
69 Church Ave., Brooklyn
The last slot car store in New York City, this store is the only place you can watch small plastic cars speed around five different tracks. Cars can go over 100 mph, and average about 300 laps in around 40 minutes.
The Mosaic House
108 Wyckoff St., Brooklyn
Sandwiched between nondescript Brooklyn Brownstones is artist Susan Gardner’s unique home. She’s been adding items to the facade of her house for more than a decade. The result? A breathtaking—and quite unusual—mosaic home in the heart of Cobble Hill.