Comfort Inn Sunset Park / Park Slope
353 38th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 369-7171
Fax: (718) 369-7178
Located in Brooklyn, within the historic Green-Wood Cemetery, is the famous Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel. This Chapel is the place where mourners seek solace, after the loss of a loved one or just come over to pray. The architecture is absolutely fantastic with a beautiful chandelier in the main hall and fantastically designed tainted glass with beautiful designs of Jesus Christ and important Biblical figures on them. The Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel is a visual treat and a must-visit for those on a sightseeing trip of the city.
Created in 1838 as a pastoral park, this breathtaking cemetery covers 478 acres landscaped with lakes, gardens, rambling paths and of course, some of the finest cemetery landmarks in the country. Often used by New Yorkers as a day trip to escape the noise of the city, the serenity of this place is often overwhelming. It has been noted that Frederick Law Olmsted used Green-Wood as a basis for his original designs of Central Park. Notable residents include the composer Leonard Bernstein and stained-glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Founded by Brad Estabrooke, the Breuckelen Distilling opened its doors in 2010 amidst a lot of speculations. Thankfully all have been laid to rest, as this artisan gin and whiskey distillery has climbed the popularity charts of gin and whiskey lovers all around the city. The spirits are handcrafted and only raw and organic ingredients are used. Time consuming but well worth the effort and patience. Located in an old boiler room in Sunset Park, this comparatively smaller distillery has certainly carved a niche of its own.
The beautifully impressive facade of the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help stands proudly on 59th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Serving the local Redemptorist community since 1893, the church is the architectural masterpiece of Franz Joseph Untersee, who is known for building several Romanesque structures across the country. Built in the style of a simultaneum mixtum, also known as a double church, this basilica offers two floors for various uses, like services, prayers, ordinations, communion and confirmation. Due to its spaciousness, the church also plays host to important community events. See the website to know more.
In the midst of the concrete jungle of Brooklyn lies a blossoming field called the Red Hook Community Farm. A former playground, this waterfront site was transformed into a nurtured garden by Added Value, a not for profit organization promoting sustainable food. Established in 2003, it has empowered the local teens by working in the farm and growing many organic fruits and vegetables. From planting seeds, making compost to selling the produce, the teenagers are trained in urban agriculture. A visit to the Red Hook Community Farm will not only be an eye opener but also a refreshing experience.
The story of this park is entwined with the story of the resurgence of the Red Hook community. Once a thriving port, Red Hook lost a lot of its business in the early and mid-20th Century, and the community suffered because many settlers left the area. However, by the 1970s, with government intervention, the community rose again from the ashes, and a process of redevelopment and revival began. The Red Hook Park was recognized as a community park in 1934, and has since then been a major gathering point for the community, with a range of events taking place here. Do call for more details.
If you are in the mood for fresh IPA or Pale Ale, Other Half Brewing Company is the place to go to in Brooklyn. The beers have flavors of citrus and pine and the tasting menu offers visitors an opportunity to sample various types of beers. Owners Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson ensure the quality of beer is consistent and the taste of the local craft beer remains well balanced.
Besides being home to the Bartel-Pritchard Circle War Memorial, the Circle is also the location of a farmer's market that takes place weekly from May through November.
The Owl's Head Park is a beautiful grassy expanse with good facilities for the visitors. It features a skating space, basketball courts, spray pool and lush greenery. You don't have to leave your furry friend behind as this park is pet friendly and houses a dog run space, too.
Temple Beth El of Borough Park is located at Brooklyn, New York, New York. This historic synagogue was built between the years 1920 C.E and 1923 C.E. This three story building is now known as Young Israel Beth El of Borough Park. The synagogue has Moorish and Egyptian styles of architecture. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on April 27, 2010.
Located in Brooklyn, Calvary Cathedral of Praise is a peaceful sanctity working with a mission to spread the message of God. With its doors open to all, irrespective of age, community and gender preferences, this beautiful church conducts regular services and sermons. Besides this, the church also hosts diverse programs and events to help reunite community men and foster humanity in people.
The Torah Animal World lets you get up and close to several stuffed animals, majority of which are mentioned in the Bible. Under the management of a Jewish rabbi, Shaul Shimon Deutsch, this place functions as a museum for kids and adults, alike. There are around 350 animals and birds of different species, placed in a simple row house that is surrounded predominantly by Jewish population. What makes this museum different than others, is that exhibits are not place in a glass cabinet and can be touched. Opened in 2008, this museum is located inside Deutsch's private home. The Torah Animal World has been titled as the "Weirdest Museum in New York City", by the New York Post.