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New York City Guide: How to Spend a Day in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Visit Windsor Terrace for an alternative to the city experience and enjoy a quieter and relaxing day in Brooklyn.

Sandwiched between Green-Wood Cemetery and Prospect Park lies Brooklyns’ Windsor Terrace. The neighborhood is often described as a quieter, more affordable Park Slope. The area has a lot in common with its trendy neighbors Williamsburg, DUMBO and Gowanus to the north, such as beautiful row houses, good schools, proximity to Prospect Park and an uncomplicated food scene full of gems.

Where to Eat

The cozy staple Krupa Grocery offers comfort food in Windsor Terrace including breakfast gnocchi. Della serves up classic Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. The wood-accented Le Paddock fuses French cuisine and pizza in a casual and approachable way. 

  • Krupa Grocery, 231 Prospect Park W., 718.709.7098
  • Della, 1238 Prospect Ave., 718.633.0249
  • Le Paddock, 1235 Prospect Ave., 718.435.0921 
Dinner at Le Paddock (©Sylvie Bertrand/Courtesy Le Paddock) New York | WhereTraveler
Dinner at Le Paddock (©Sylvie Bertrand/Courtesy Le Paddock) 

Where to Shop

These homespun shops in Windsor Terrace are filled with everyday treasures and obscure paraphernalia from old maps to rare books. Windsor Place Antiques is a small store that packs a big punch with rare curated vintage items for sale. Visit the family-owned Argyle Yarn Shop for ample yarn varieties and knitting classes and Terrace Books for new, used and rare books. 

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Colorful Yarn (©Margarida Afonso)

Where to Drink

Windsor Terrace has a no-fuss attitude when it comes to local watering holes. The Double Windsor offers great Brooklyn-brewed beers and cocktails, as well as full menus, to recharge after a day of exploring. At the end of your day grab a drink at the neighborhood favorite The Adirondack, a cozy bar with a cabin motif and traditional cocktails or Saint Eves Cocktail Bar for something more adventurous. 

Cocktail (©Timur Roman) | WhereTraveler
Cocktail (©Timur Roman)

Where to Play

The once blue-collar neighborhood of Windsor Terrace has been revived with ample opportunities for some outdoor fun. There are pony rides and lessons at Kensington Stables or visitors can explore Green-Wood Cemetery, a national historic landmark with sprawling landscapes. There's also Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn's answer to Manhattan's Central Park, where you can stroll in the gardens and even hear live music and a variety of open-air entertainment most are free to the public.

Boathouse and Audubon Center at Prospect Park Brooklyn New York | WhereTraveler
Boathouse and Audubon Center at Prospect Park (©Tyler Goodell)