The Coolest Hidden Gems in Brooklyn

Although most people head straight for Manhattan when they are visiting New York, there are so many amazing things to do in Brooklyn that you really should spend at least one day of your trip exploring what there is to offer in the hipster capital.


However, whilst Brooklyn has much to offer, it can also present dangers to those who aren’t familiar with the area. When you’re walking around, watch out for uneven sidewalks and other potential hazards – otherwise you may have to visit a if you have an accident.

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co

If you’re a bit of a comic book nerd, this is the perfect place to pop down to. You can buy capes, masks, gifts, and even superpowers at this quirky little shop, from antimatter to invisibility.


This unique slot car racing shop is one of a kind and is, in fact, the last slot car store in the whole of New York City. The cars can go over 100 mph and is suitable for car enthusiasts of any age. This would be a really fun group date idea if you’re in the area.

House of Wax

Who doesn’t want to enjoy over 100 anatomical wax models while enjoying a themed drink?! The combines cocktails and the macabre with this collection of models, death masks, and drinks and is an absolute must-visit if you’re into things that are a little odd.

Brooklyn Art Library

The Art Library is home to the largest collection of sketchbooks in the world – a fantastic collaborative project that is all about people sharing thoughts, feelings, and stories in an analog way. There are currently over 41,000 sketchbooks for you to flick through, and learn about the individual artist from their bio.

Lite Brite Neon Studio

This incredible neon studio has made some of the most famous signs in New York, including ones for the MoMA and Tiffany & Co. If you want to stop by the showroom for a browse, or even to commission a personal piece, it is by appointment only, so don’t be disappointed.

House of Yes

This is one of the hippest spots in the whole of Brooklyn – the is all about circus arts such as aerialists and contortionists, fire-dancers, and burlesque performers. Even the bathrooms are noteworthy, with each one housing a quirky art installation. If you want a night to remember, you have to head down.

The Smile Face Museum

There really is a museum for everything, and in this case, it is a whole museum of that iconic yellow smile. Founded in 1992, the museum has over 1000 different items, adorned by that beaming grin. You can’t help but smile back at it when you see so much smiling memorabilia.

Whether you’re a comic book fan, a party animal, or a lover of the weird and wonderful, there is something in Brooklyn that is perfect for you.

4 thoughts on “The Coolest Hidden Gems in Brooklyn

  1. Oh thanks for sharing about these. We had a NY vacation in the works before the world stopped, when we are able to go next year we may check some of these ideas out!

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