Welcome back city-lovers, to another Wednesday edition of I Heart My City. This week’s insider guide to Brooklyn, New York was submitted by Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor at Huffington Post Travel and travel writer behind the Frill Seeker Diary. Browse Annemarie’s favorite spots in her hometown, then tell us what you love about Brooklyn in the comments section below. Plus, for more travel wit and wisdom, be sure to follow Annemarie on Twitter @TravelingAnna.

Brooklyn, New York is My City

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is the Brooklyn Museum, famous for their free nights, dance parties, and controversial exhibits.

When I crave gelato, I always go to Mona Lisa Bakery on 86th Street for a paper cup of cremalata.

To escape mall shoppers I head to 5th Avenue in Park Slope, which is lined with privately owned boutiques.

If I want to spend time with my dog, I go to McCarren Park in Williamsburg; friendliest dog runs in the city.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights and take in the stunning Downtown Manhattan views.

If you come to my city, get your picture taken with Borough President Marty Markowitz, who regularly runs in Prospect Park.

If you have to order one thing off the menu from Grimaldi’s, it has to be a thin-crust pie straight out of the coal oven.

Nostalgic and retro sweets at Dewey's Candy (Photo courtesy of Dewey's Candy)


Dewey’s Candy in Dumbo is my one-stop shop for plastic zip-tied bags of vintage candy favorites.

Locals know to skip the fantastic, but overcrowded, Brooklyn Flea and check out the Brooklyn Night Bazaar at DeKalb Market instead.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped I go for the best and cheapest tacos at Original California Taqueria in Cobble Hill.

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