Dine in an igloo-like dome overlooking the skyline
Rooftop hangouts are a staple of summer in New York. Sadly, a majority of them usually disappear when the temperature drops—but not anymore! Time Out Market New York has just opened its Rooftop Iglounge - get it? Like, a lounge but also with igloo-like dome-y bubbles?—in DUMBO. Now you can curl up with a hot toddy while taking in one of the most spectacular views in the city. Sounds cozy! Courtesy Time Out/Ali Garber Time Out Market New York is the perfect place to keep warm now that the temperature has dropped. Three igloo-like domes are fully-stocked with fluffy blankets, twinkling lights, and (fake) fur-covered chairs so you can get that genuine hanging-out-at-the-ski-chalet-in-the-Alps feeling without leaving Brooklyn. Each dome seats up to eight people comfortably and no reservations are required; just show up, warm up and chill out. Plus, as always, there's a huge selection of food on offer from some of New York's most beloved chefs and eateries including Juliana’s Pizza, Ivy Stark, David Burke Tavern and more. Don't let the frosty weather keep you from one of the city's newest unique experiences. The Rooftop Iglounge will be open during normal Time Out Market New York business hours. Check it out, and be sure to tag us in your rooftop selfies!
Eateries in the market
Bessou - Time Out Market
Bessou’s clever take on Japanese comfort food has us craving dishes beyond standard sushi. Owner Maiko Kyogoku, who worked for contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, opened a stylish space in Noho for chef Emily Yuen’s innovative plates, many of which draw from Kyogoku’s family recipes. Yuen adds a modern twist on classics with her bento bowl teeming with soy beef brisket and the chicken karaage dusted with Moroccan spices—trust us, you won’t be able to resist dipping each forkful into the spicy mayo. We quickly learned that Bessou lives up to its name, which loosely translates from Japanese as ‘second home.' MENU: Bentos Fried Chicken Karaage Suggested sauce spicy mayo Miso salmon Suggested sauce scallion mayo Soy beef brisket Suggested sauce shiso verde Japanese chickpea curry Vegan; suggested sauce: as is *Choose your sauce: scallion mayo, spicy mayo, shiso verde, soy sauce Crispy Rice Salmon sashimi Scallion mayo, beet pickled daikon, nori crunch Spicy tuna Spicy mayo, nori crunch Soy beef brisket Pickled daikon *Choose your sauce: soy sauce, spicy mayo, scallion mayo, shiso verde Sides Fried chicken karaage With spicy mayo
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors - Time Out Market
If there’s such a thing as a celebrity butcher, Pat LaFrieda, whose name is on more great menus than Benedict and his eggs, is it. From the vaunted Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern to the Shake Shack patties, the local purveyor rules the country as the undisputed king of meat. Chefs, butchers and customers alike get their red-meat fix with a mouth-watering array of premium prime cuts. At our Dumbo market, the Brooklyn native will be serving his own signature selections of meat featured in superb cheesesteaks, burgers and ‘the world’s greatest hot dog. MENU: Pat LaFrieda Black Angus cheesesteak (American cheese and caramelized onions) Pat LaFrieda chicken cheesesteak (provolone, arugula, spicy aioli) Mel’s double burger (America cheese, LaFrieda steak sauce, caramelized onions) Sliders (LaFrieda mini burgers, American cheese, pickles) The World’s Greatest Hot Dog (caramelized onions, sweet and spicy peppers, honey mustard) Pat LaFrieda all natural crispy buffalo chicken sandwich (blue cheese aioli and shredded lettuce) Sides Crispy tater totes House fries
Fish Cheeks - Time Out Market
We can’t resist buttery lobster rolls and simple shucked oysters on the half shell, but when it comes to seafood, Fish Cheeks’ coastal Thai preparations are far more exciting. Taking its name from a part of the fish that is considered to be a delicacy in various cultures, Fish Cheeks offers a more nuanced understanding of Thailand’s cuisine: Bangkok-style sour orange curries and chilli jams demonstrate the diversity of the country’s regions. Ohm Suansilphong, who grew up around his parents' restaurant in Thailand, and co-owner Jenn Saesue, bring their Noho restaurant’s family-style joy to the convivial atmosphere of our communal dining tables. MENU: Oyster with nam jim seafood sauce and fried shallots Phlaa Salmon (lightly cured salmon, chili jam, mint, makrut lime, lemongrass and Thai bird's eye chili) Zabb Wing Fried Chicken (wings with chili, lime, mint) Shrimp in 3 Crab Sauce (lightly cured shrimp, garlic, lime juice, cilantro roots and Thai bird's eye chili) Som Tum Corn Salad (Vegan) (steamed corn, cherry tomato, long beans, garlic, lime ai bird’s eye chili) Coconut Crab Curry (southern style curry with crab meat house-made curry paste and sea beans served with rice) Vegan Green Curry (Thai basil, red finger chili, roasted seasonal vegetables served with rice) Tom Yum Noodle Soup with Tiger Prawns (lemongrass broth, mung beans noodles, tiger prawns) Calamari Crab fried rice
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Take a stroll: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Some city parks—Central and Prospect, most obviously—were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular in the five years since it debuted. The project has transformed a chunk of the Brooklyn waterfront into an 85-acre expanse; several sections house unique attractions such as Jane’s Carousel, a restored 1920s merry-go-round, and riverside esplanades with gorgeous Manhattan views. Its latest addition, Pier 2, designed specifically for "active recreation"—sporting leagues, picnics and roller skating—further cements the space as the city’s premier urban playground.
Get creative: Art in General
Originally founded in 1981 by artists Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, this non-profit was a stalwart of the Downtown art scene for more than three decades before moving in January 2016 to its current location in Brooklyn, bringing its program of exhibitions, artist residencies and commissioned projects to a flexible ground-floor space in Dumbo.
See a show: St. Ann's Warehouse
The adventurous theatergoer’s alternative to BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse offers an eclectic lineup of theater and music; recent shows have included high-level work by the Wooster Group and National Theatre of Scotland. In 2015 it moved to the impressive Tobacco Warehouse, built in the 1870s as an inspection center for tobacco and newly renovated for theatrical use.
Test your strengths: Beat The Bomb
Here’s a chance for your best pals to learn who’s the MacGyver and who’s the MacGruber. During this action-packed adventure, teams have a blast—pun intended—as they attempt to beat five challenging games. If you can’t solve all the puzzles in less than one hour, a “bomb” of balloons filled with colorful paint will transform you into a heady tie-dye project.