Insider tips on Coney Island Creek Park, United States in GlobetrotterGirls at Pepo - Aug 31 2017, 09.26.07 PM UTC
***INSIDER TIP: New York Off The Beaten Path***

This photo doesn’t look like New York City, right?

If you’re looking to check out an area in NYC that’s far off the tourist trail, spend an afternoon in Southern Brooklyn! There’s the little known Calvert Vaux Park right by Gravesend Bay and Coney Island Creek Park, which is on the other side of Coney Island, across from the famous boardwalk and amusement park. The main attraction in Calvert Vaux Park is a ship graveyard on the south side of the park, where a few rusty shipwrecks make for amazing photo ops. Coney Island Creek Park, has amazing views over the Verazanno-Narrows Bridge which connects Brooklyn with Staten Island.

The ideal ending to this South Brooklyn afternoon? A hearty meal, of course. L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood is a must, if you want to try authentic old-school Italian fare. The restaurant feels like you’re walking into a scene from The Sopranos: this place was so old-school Brooklyn and wonderfully tacky – a treat not only for our tummies but also for our eyes and ears. Highly recommended if you want to try a slice of Sicilian-style pizza and want to get to know a part of Brooklyn tourists don’t go to!
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