Brooklyn Navy Yard
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A shipbuilding center since the Revolutionary War, the Brooklyn Navy Yard reopened in 2011, after having lain dormant for nearly 50 years. The once under-the-radar area is again buzzing with spirit, from food halls, creative office spaces and the brand-new Wegmans, an outpost of the cult-favorite grocery chain currently drawing frantic foot traffic. Make a day of your visit to the 300-acre waterfront industrial complex with a ride on the NYC Ferry, then navigate between the old and the new. Wondering where to explore once there? Kick-off your day sipping java at Parlor Coffee Roasters (but plan accordingly as the popular spot is open to the public only on Sundays from 10am to 2pm). Then, to learn cool shit about the area, BLDG 92 hosts fascinating exhibitions on the history of the yard—you can buy a souvenir made onsite in the yard from the gift shop. If you feel like boozing after being a Wegmaniac all day, tap into NYC's oldest whiskey distillery, Kings County Distillery, or hang on the roof of Rooftop Reds, NYC's only rooftop vineyard which now has winter hours.