Today, we want to offer you another design guide. We are always boasting about New York City and its well-known charm and big-city appeal, but we want to show you some new appealing design-related places you can find in Brooklyn. The occasion is a prominent one in the design world: the WantedDesign Brooklyn event – strictly correlated to the other important event, NYCXDesign, a much bigger platform – where every design enthusiasts and experts will converge from May 16th to 20th. The various events will create an art-centric atmosphere from Brooklyn to Manhattan and you can’t really miss this fantastic opportunity to visit Brooklyn while on a design mission.
Don’t stop the inspiration flow at the event but let yourself be stirred by the typical charming qualities of Brooklyn’s residential areas and admire the brownstones and stone stoops (Brooklyn Heights is the perfect stroll material!). Then, stop at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park: it might be less known than it’s New York counterpart, but it’s worth a visit. Don’t miss the evening tours of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Are you ready to start the BROOKLYN DESIGN GUIDE with us? Let’s begin!
BROOKLYN DESIGN GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY
THE WILLIAM VALE
The William Vale is the newest full-service hotel offering an exclusive experience to all its guests: from the Vale park – featuring green hills and situated on a 15,000-meter elevated walkway – to the 60 foot of the greatest outdoor pool in New York City and the adjacent Vale terrace, perfect for skillfully crafted cocktails by Chef Andrew Carmellini. The entirety of the hotel’s rooms (183!) presents floor-to-ceiling windows and a perfect view of all New York’s boroughs.
The luxurious atmosphere is even greater thanks to the finest dining of Leuca, a Southern Italian restaurant – created with a casually elegant concept and specialized in homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas – and the glamorous Westlight, the rooftop bar set on the 22nd floor and providing the best view you could find here. You can’t miss the artistic piece of Marela Zacarias situated in the lobby and the other Brooklyn-based artists. A premium example of Brooklyn hospitality in our BROOKLYN DESIGN GUIDE.
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is based on a new concept, more environment’s conscious but not less stylish. With an exclusive view of the East River and Manhattan skyline, this hotel has been designed by local artists to bring to its guests a unique experience: reclaimed materials, native greenery, and industrial steel are the common themes of the rooms that explore the comfortable simplicity of the earthy hues without lacking any elegance. For an out-of-the-world experience, try Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge, located on the 10th floor and rooftop of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, surrounded by a green oasis, where are to find market-driven and seasonal products.
WHERE TO EAT
SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN
Located on 348 Wythe Avenue, Sunday in Brooklyn is a neighbourhood restaurant offering an inimitable dining experience all days of week: not let yourself be fooled by its name, the Sunday reference is a reminder to celebrate every day as if it were Sunday, eating and drinking the finest seasonal products you could ever find in Brooklyn. Try this suggestion from our BROOKLYN DESIGN GUIDE!
This coffee place, on 69 Grand Street, is not a normal establishment: the redbrick wall and the jungle-inspired decorations are there only to give emphasis to the trendy and artistic vibe that its concept wants to provide: while tasting superb Colombian coffee you could assist to an art installation or a live music event. Don’t miss it!
WHAT TO DO
As a premium fashion experience, Bird is the symbol of Brooklyn’s creative spirit since the 90s: with a quirky and fun attitude the store aims to bring locally and sustainably produced independent collections. The interior has been designed by Norwegian architect Ole Sondresen and has been the first LEED-certified store, with recycled materials, cork flooring and heart pine paneling by locally salvaged beams.
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