Sometimes you plan your trip, and then rain happens to be on the forecast. If this happens to be the case, it’s totally cool since there’s a lot to do in New York even when the weather is not that great. So this is what I like to go on rainy days in downtown Brooklyn:
New York Transit Museum
Everyone who visits or lives in NY might complain as much as they like about the city’s subway, but we can’t deny how important it is to keep this city running. That’s why I recommend visiting the New York Transit Museum. You’ll get to learn its history and see how trains looked like through different times. I like the fact that is not that big so you don’t spend so much time there and the price is definitely affordable. In case you type the address on your maps app and still struggle to find the location, note that the entrance is actually a deactivated subway station. Super cool!
More information on tickets and hours: nytransitmuseum.org
Go thrift shopping
Feel like shopping but still don’t wanna spend a lot of money? Thrifting is the answer! Here are some options in the Downtown Brooklyn area:
- Buffalo Exchange (walking distance to the New York Transit Museum) – 109 Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
- Housing Works Thrift Store – 150 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
- Goodwill – 258 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
- Out of the Closet – 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Visit a cute bookstore
This is a tip for my fellow bookworms: check out the cutest bookstore of all Kings County: Books Are Magic. You can find other independent stores nearby and the good old Barnes & Nobles. Here are my suggestions:
- Books Are Magic – 225 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
- Greenlight Bookstore – 686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
- Unnameable Books – 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
- Freebird Books & Goods – 123 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
- Barnes & Nobles – 106 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Eat something GOOD
Rainy days call for a special and warm meal. I strongly suggest you to stop by Danbo for some mouth-watering ramen and juicy dumplings – the best part is that you get to order as many portions of noodles as you like. Oh, prices are fair! Now a friendly advice: try to arrive early as the place is usually busy!
Plan B: If you’d rather eat pizza, head to Luzzo’s for delicious Neapolitan pies. For coffee lovers, I think Swallow Coffee is an excellent pick. Now, if you want to keep following a healthy diet, go to B.Good!
- Danbo – 52 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
- Swallow Coffee – 156 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
- Luzzo’s – 145 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
- B.Good – 141 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Wander around town houses
If it’s just drizzling or you really don’t mind the rain, grab your umbrella and walk around those lovely streets to look at those historical town houses. If you’re into photography, bring a camera (or a tripod and a friend) to take pictures with Brooklyn in the background. I bet it will make your Instagram look awesome!
What do you like doing on rainy days? Share in the comments below!