Best Things to Do In Brooklyn

Shopping

Interior of bookstore, McNally Jackson

76 North 4th Street 8 min. walk

Founded in 2004, McNally Jackson is one of the most famous independent booksellers in lower Manhattan. Their new Williamsburg outpost brings a literary touch to the neighborhood, where you can shop for bestsellers or attend talks by authors and writers.

Exterior of Word Bookstore

126 Franklin St 11 min. walk

Book lovers rejoice. WORD is a Greenpoint bookstore that’s small in size but packed with enough reading material to last a lifetime. Tap into the local community when you swing by for weekly readings and workshops hosted by the popular neighborhood spot.

Interior of The Vale Collective

113 North 7th St 7 min. walk

Discover where the most stylish Brooklynites go for fashion inspiration. The Vale Collective brings a one-of-a-kind shopping experience to Williamsburg with its funky and unique selection of designer clothes sourced from around the world.

Interior of Sprout Home

59 Grand St 13 min. walk

Tired of the concrete jungle? Unleash your green thumb at Sprout Home. Unwind with gorgeous greenery from the popular Williamsburg garden center, and take advantage of their workshops where you can learn how to turn your apartment into an urban oasis.

Interior of Porter James New York

116 Franklin St 10 min. walk

Perfect your city-chic aesthetic at Porter James of New York and its vintage and modern home decor. Whether you’re totally refurnishing or looking for a piece or two, the collection at Porter James will give your living space an authentic New York vibe.

Wall of enamel pins at Pintrill

231 Grand St 16 min. walk

Browse the eclectic accessories at Pintrill, a boutique shop that creates pins designed to capture the zeitgeist of contemporary culture. The combination of humor and self-awareness makes the selection of pins a standout Brooklyn souvenir.

Interior of Homecoming

107 Franklin St 11 min. walk

Searching for New York style? Look no further than Homecoming, a stylish boutique and cafe stocked with the coolest selection of home goods in Brooklyn. Don’t miss the jewelry and home decor crafted by popular artists and designers.

Exterior of Catbird

219 Bedford Ave 10 min. walk

Rings, bracelets, and more are on offer at Catbird, a locally owned jewelry store in Williamsburg. Thousands of visitors head to the busy Bedford Avenue boutique each week for a beautiful selection of fine jewelry that’s representative of its hip Brooklyn roots.

Interior of Kinfolk

90 Wythe Ave 2 min. walk

As seems to be the mainstay with boutique shops in New York, Kinfolk sources the highest quality designers to develop lasting products and unique experiences, but draws in street traffic with coffee, cocktails, and rotating DJs.