Digital Nomad Guide to Brooklyn, New York
Best neighborhoods, coffee shops with Wifi, coworking, coliving and more.
Where to stay in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, just over the river from Manhattan, is a completely different city to Manhattan. Here's how to navigate it.
Dumbo & Downtown
Dumbo has many of the cities newest art galleries and exhibition spaces, including AIR Bose Pacia and Minus Space. The views across the river make this one of the coolest spaces to live in Brooklyn.
Prospect Heights is home to many brownstones, mom and pop run shops and still has an old-Brooklyn neighborhood feel. There's easy access to Prospect Park, ideal for runners, walkers or picnics in summer.
Williamsburg & Bushwick
The home of hipster, Williamsburg and Bushwick are known as some of the 'coolest' areas of New York, although they're now as expensive as Manhattan.
Bedford Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy)
Bed-Stuy is one of the largest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, known for it's picturesque brownstones built pre-1900, tree-lined streets and friendly independent coffee shops.
Affectionately known as the Stroller Capital of America, Park Slope has easy access to Prospect Heights and Prospect Park.
Getting around Brooklyn
Brooklyn is very walkable, and when you can't make it on foot, the Subway and Citibike system make it easy to navigate.
The New York City subway system makes it easy to explore different neighborhoods and boroughs without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic. To ride the subway, you’ll need to purchase a Metro card or use your contactless card. From there, you can add specific amounts, or purchase a single ride, 7-day pass, or 30-day pass.
The New York City subway trains run 24 hours a day. Purchase a Metro card and add your desired amount, or purchase a single ride, 7-day pass, or 30-day pass.
Another great way to see the city is through the Citibike bike share program. Pass options include 30-minutes, Day Pass, 3-Day Pass, and Annual Pass. Download the Citibike App to your phone to use.
Uber or Lyft in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Perk Coffee - Prospect Park
Strong Wifi, located between Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Metro. Outdoor seating.
Prime Grind - Prospect Park
Located in Little Haiti, stocked with fresh pastries from Balthazar daily. Best for working without calls as they normally play music.
Kas Kaffe - Park Slope
A local spot known for their sandwiches. Good wifi, plenty of seating.
Aura Coffee - Prospect Heights
Cozy coffee house, ideal for breakfast.
Coworking in Brooklyn
Outsite Brooklyn both have dedicated work-ready areas available to guests, staying at Outsite.
The Compound Cowork
The Compound is a simple coworking space close to Prospect Park Metro station. Prices start at $250 per month.
Creator Space is a small, friendly cowork close to Parkside Avenue Metro. Prices start at $175 per month.
Gyms and yoga studios in Brooklyn
Blink Fitness - 10 locations around Dumbo, Downtown, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope
There are multiple Blink Fitness gyms around Brooklyn, including Prospect Park. Blink typically has free weights, cardio rooms, and small lockers.
Yoga Tribe Brooklyn
A small, friendly yoga studio offering vinyasa, hatha and ashtanga classes in Prospect Park. Book early, their classes are popular.
Park Fitness BK
This small studio offers personal training and bootcamp classes.
Grocery stores and farmers markets in Brooklyn
Looking for a place to stay in Brooklyn? Check out Outsite Brooklyn.