South Slope Commerce & Culture
Don’t conflate South Slope’s reserved spirit with a lack of things to do. Neighborhood restaurants encompass a wide swath of the culinary experience, to say nothing about the irresistible cafes and bakeries. You can even enjoy a superb South Slope meal at the movie theater while catching up on the latest blockbusters and independent film releases. There’s also the greatest NYC-specific gift of all in South Slope: multiple styles of pizza. Bars likewise run the gamut of taste for those who care to partake, some boasting fantastic backyards and outdoor spaces. Neighboring Park Slope has its share of Brooklyn gems — including independent bookstores and record shops — and Sunset Park’s Industry City hosts a world of possibilities. And if you run out of ideas, Prospect Park makes a great fallback. Concerts at Lena Horne Bandshell and pickup games at Long Meadow Ballfields are steps beyond your front door.