Tips on NYC/Brooklyn?

Places to eat, espresso, music, art, theater, bookstores, buildings, adventures?

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Tips on NYC/Brooklyn?

  1. Cha-An Teahouse is one of my favorite places anywhere. Great food, great tea, great atmosphere.

    Tacombi for tacos, and you will love the atmosphere too.

    Num Pang Sandwich shop for some delicious and inventive bahn mi sandwiches.

    Mile End Delicatessen in Brooklyn.

  2. Ride the Staten Island Ferry at night for the amazing view of the NYC skyline. The r/t ride is 25 cents!
    Walk over the Brooklyn bridge. There's an excellent ice cream place just over the bridge on the Brooklyn. Avoid the crowds at the Empire State Bldg by going at midnight. The observation deck stays open til 2 am. A great way to see NYC is on a bicycle. The folks at this place offer several fun rides that will take you to cool neighborhoods from Brooklyn to the Bronx:
    Walk around Greenwich Village during the day and then come back at night. Grab a guidebook because the neighborhood is full of secret spots, history and beautiful buildings you don't want to miss. And if you have time, take the subway out to Coney Island to ride the Cyclone. (Get the outside seat if you can…the force can slam people in the car together and the inside rider takes the brunt of it 🙂

  3. Had a great time in Marin a couple of months ago; I can see why you love it. Restaurants to consider are Moim – new Korean – in Park Slope, Al Li Da – contemporary French – in Park Slope, and Legend – fiery Sichuan – 7th Ave. Manhattan. Great bookstore – Book Court – in Cobble Hill. Poet's House in Manhattan for readings, library, building. Cafe Sabarsky near the Met for old style Viennese. Rubin Museum for Tibetan and othee art lower Manhattan. BAM Rose Cinema and Film Forum in Manhattan. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line. Try the Islamic Wing at the Met – there's some wonderful tile and plaster work by craftsmen from Fez and an accompaning video plus carpets, ceramics, metalwork and more. There's a tour of Grand Central Station that's supposed to be good. Hope you have a great time!

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