1 Hotel Brooklyn bridge
60 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Starts at $499 / night
216 Duffield St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Starts at $279 / night
If you're not familiar with NYC airports, you have three to choose from:
LGA is the smallest and easiest airport to get in and out of. It's also the cheapest cab ride to Brooklyn. Because of its size, flight availability is limited and fares tend to be more expensive. Cab rides to Brooklyn are $35+. Uber/Lyft are plentiful, though NYC taxis may be cheaper.
John F Kennedy (JFK)
JFK is larger than LGA and is the NYC hub for Delta, American, and JetBlue. It is accessible via public transportation (LIRR and NYC Subway), but budget at least 1 hour for travel time. Cab rides to Brooklyn are $65+. Uber/Lyft are plentiful, though NYC taxis may be cheaper.
EWR is technically in New Jersey but is the largest NYC area airport and is the hub for United. It is accessible via public transportation (NJ Transit connecting to NYC Subway), but this is not recommended for first-time visitors. Cab rides to Brooklyn are $75+. Uber/Lyft are recommended since NJ taxis do not take credit cards.
SOME THINGS TO DO
We hope you'll use our wedding celebration as an excuse for an amazing weekend in New York. Here are a few suggestions of things to do, shows to see, and places to eat. If you would like more ideas or have a specific request, please let us know!
An encyclopedic art museum with one of the largest collections of feminist art in the world, the Brooklyn Museum happens to be neighbors with Christina and Chas. Open Sunday from 11am-6pm.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is hands-down the best view of the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as a beautiful 85-acre park lining the East River. Stroll along the waterfront and grab photos of the Statue of Liberty.
brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Next door to the Brooklyn Museum are these stunning 52-acre gardens. Open Sunday from 10am-6pm. Our advice? Grab breakfast at Cheryl's (see below), then head here + the museum.
Cheryl's Global SOul
Christina and Chas's go-to neighborhood brunch spot. Delicious, cheap, and fast. It's small and there will probably be a line, but worth it for $20 prix fixe brunch, including mimosa, tax, and tip!
The Band's Visit
This 2018 Tony Award winning musical is a great choice if you are looking for a Broadway experience. Just be prepared to head into Times Square. Tickets can be found found online or via TodayTix app.
Laughing lotus yoga
Christina's favorite yoga studio, Laughing Lotus, is located in Manhattan at W 18th St & 6th Ave. (Take the Q/R or 2/3 to 14th street.) One of her favorite classes is the Sunday 9:30am in Manhattan with Lizzie.
Long Island Bar
If you're looking for a classic dive bar, look no further. And if you want to relive Christina and Chas's first date, well look no further! There's food, but we'd suggest you stick to the drinks.
If you wondered where Christina got the name of her podcast, The Limit Does Not Exist, wonder no more. Created by Tina Fey for the Broadway stage. Get tickets online or via TodayTix app.
crossfit south brooklyn
Chas's preferred workout is at CFSBK. If you're a veteran try their regular CrossFit classes on Sunday morning hourly from 8am-1pm. If you're a newbie, check out Short Circuit or Active Recovery.
The Olmstead is the nicest restaurant in Prospect Heights. It's small and can be hard to snag a reservation, but if you book early this is a winning spot for dinner or brunch.
Brooklyn Academy of music
BAM is an arts complex that produces and presents a range of work including theater, film, opera, classical music, dance, and performance art. Check the calendar to see what is playing in October.
If you want to do something active and unexpected, check out Brooklyn's newest axe throwing venue. Open late Saturday night and most of Sunday. Make a reservation - no walk-ins available on weekends.