new york

• Discover Brooklyn’s best eateries in a burgeoning neighborhood
• Get your quintessential burger fix, with a waterfront view
• Have a staple New York-style slice and a creamery for dessert
• Go for a ride on a restored vintage carousel, right on the water

Brooklyn’s emergence as a global “it” destination is no secret, but the Dumbo neighborhood’s rapid transformation has been something to behold. And even the most jaded New Yorker can’t get enough of Shake Shack. Skip the long line at the original outpost in Madison Park and get your burger fix with a prime waterfront view. Next, If you’re hankering for a New York slice, hit up Grimaldi’s, whose coal-oven pies have lured Manhattanites across the East River for decades. Local tip: bypass the long line of tourists waiting for a table and order a pie to take to Brooklyn Bridge Park for a picnic on the water. As the sun starts to set, the vintage 1922 Jane’s Carousel, housed in a glass shell designed by Jean Nouvel, glows against the Manhattan skyline. Ready for sweets? Ample Hills Creamery on Pier 5 is your next stop. Obsessives come for Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna’s cheeky flavors like Munchies: pretzel-infused ice cream with Ritz crackers, potato chips, and mini M&Ms.

Head over to Brooklyn by taking the train to High Street. Here, you can begin your food journey. Just walk down Old Fulton Street to check out the restaurants and be sure to visit Front Street’s cafes and boutiques

​​SHAKE SHACK: 1 Old Fulton St.; 347-435-2676; shakeshack.com

​​GRIMALDI'S: 1 Front St.; 718-858-4300; grimaldis-pizza.com

​​JANE'S CAROUSEL: Dock St. at Brooklyn Bridge Park; 718-222-2502; janescarousel.org; open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May to September (closed Tuesday), and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. September to May (closed Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday) admission $2 check website for exact seasonal dates

​​AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY: Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park; 718-643-6961; amplehills.com