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Not An Unpleasant Outing At The Morbid Anatomy Museum

The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn is an expansion of the morbid anatomy library that researcher and creative director Joanna Ebenstein previously ran at a Gowanus gallery.

Expect to see skulls, stuffed birds, rare books and photographs, religious artifacts, wet specimens (think: pickled snakes, bats and baby chicks), and more.

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21 Activities In Brooklyn Bridge Park

If you haven’t been to Brooklyn Bridge Park – the 1.3-mile waterfront stretch along the East River, just west of Brooklyn Heights – here are 21 great reasons why you should. It’s a great place to spend an entire day, just take a stroll, or share a meal with friends. It’s easy to get to by subway (any of the stops in or around Brooklyn Heights) or via water taxi from Manhattan.

A Stroll Through Ditmas Park In Brooklyn

When you need a break from the noise and skyscrapers of Manhattan, you should take yourself on a walk in the charming Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park. You’ll forget you’re still in New York City as you stroll through tree-lined streets boasting gorgeous Victorian homes. It may feel like the suburbs, with residents mowing their lawns, shooting a basketball in their driveways, and actually finding parking right in front of their homes. But the neighborhood has several subway stops and bus lines, and an increasing number of coffee shops and delis as well as trendy restaurants and bars.

Donation-Based Yoga Classes In NYC

We’re all told that doing yoga is one of the best antidotes to the crazed pace of New York life. But when a class costs as much as $20 a pop, it’s just not feasible for many people. The good news is, there are studios around the city that help you get Zen without going broke. Here is a sampling of yoga studios that offer pay-what-you-can, donation-based classes.

Treasures In Gowanus Brooklyn

If you still think Gowanus is nothing but a polluted canal that’s been designated as an environmental disaster, you are way behind the times. Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood bordering Park Slope that’s offering an increasing number of fabulous dining and shopping options. Today we’re bringing you a tour of a few great finds in a single block of Gowanus: 3rd Avenue between President and Carroll Street.

Where Brazilians Will Watch The World Cup In NYC

The World Cup starts on June 12, so if you haven’t booked your flight to Brazil yet, chances are you’ll be watching from New York with the rest of us. But there’s still a way for you to get a flavor of what it’s like to experience this mega soccer event alongside a bunch of Brazilians. We asked some Brazilians who live in New York where they plan to watch the games, and we’re bringing you that list today. Be prepared for lots of yellow and green jerseys, painted faces, loud cheering and high spirits. 

5th Avenue Bars

By Denise Oliveira As the temperature finally rises in New York, so does our desire to be outdoors with a cold drink. Most likely, your apartment didn’t come with a huge patio where you can entertain your friends, so your best bet is a neighborhood bar with outdoor […]