5 Places for Brooklynites to Meet in Manhattan When Meeting in Brooklyn Just Doesn’t Work

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    Brooklyn is huge. So huge that sometimes the most convenient place to meet a fellow Brooklynite is in Manhattan. You could keep Googling “bars near F train” but first we suggest you try meeting up at the handy venues below.

    Best Places To Eat In Manhattan For Brooklynites

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    For Coffee: Toby’s Estate, Flatiron

    The chic, all-white Toby’s Estate is located in a Club Monaco shop that also houses a branch of the famed Strand bookstore. The Brooklyn-based coffee purveyor offers organic loose-leaf teas and cold-brew coffee on tap.

    160 5th Avenue at 21st Street. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Best Places To Eat In Manhattan For Brooklynites

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    For Post-Work Cocktails: Slowly Shirley, West Village

    A subterranean old-Hollywood-themed speakeasy-style lounge featuring cocktails with literary names like the Quilty. Low-key jazz and Leonard Cohen on the sound system set the tone. Drinks aren’t cheap, but you can get a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup for $8.

    121 West 10th Street at 6th Avenue. Open 6 p.m. until late Tuesday through Saturday.

    Best Places To Eat In Manhattan For Brooklynites

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    For Live Music: Webster Hall, East Village

    Webster Hall has been entertaining New Yorkers since 1896, featuring genre-spanning shows from both local acts and nationally touring artists. The venue’s main space and the smaller Studio at Webster Hall are home to raucous dance parties and indie rock shows alike.

    125 E. 11th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues. Hours vary.

    Best Places To Eat In Manhattan For Brooklynites

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    For Brunch: Sotto 13, West Village

    This Village restaurant has a $35-per-person family-style prix fixe brunch for the table: wood-fired pizza, plus fresh takes on classics like eggs Benedict or French toast with applewood bacon. It’s served with a choice of drinks — check out that Bloody Mary setup!

    140 W. 13th Street between 6th and 7th avenues. Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    Best Places To Eat In Manhattan For Brooklynites

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    For Dinner: Chomp Chomp, West Village

    Chomp Chomp has tasty Singaporean street food, a lively relaxed atmosphere, fun cocktails like the Sentosa Margarita, and surprisingly reasonable prices for the West Village. Get the Hah Zheung Gai (chicken wings).

    7 Cornelia Street at 6th Avenue. Open 5:30-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday.

    What are your go-to Manhattan spots for meeting up with hard-to-reach fellow Brooklynites? Let us know in the comments.

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