Digital Nomad Guide to Brooklyn, New York

Best neighborhoods, coffee shops with Wifi, coworking, coliving and more.

Published on
October 18, 2022
Brooklyn is home of the original hipsters - hop over the bridge from Manhattan to discover these liveable, friendly neighborhoods.

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

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.

Park Slope

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

Using rideshare apps is a great way to get around New York conveniently and safely. You’re likely to get an Uber or Lyft easily within a few minutes, and they’ll take you anywhere. 

Best Coffee Shops with WiFi 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
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.

Crunch Fitness - Park Slope, Flatbush
An affordable gym, similar to Blink. Choose from free weights, cardio machines or one of their classes.

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

You'll find multiple Traders Joes and Wholefoods available in Brooklyn.
Some of the best known farmers markets include Grand Army Plaza Market, Fort Green Greenmarket, and Cortelyou Market.

Looking for a place to stay in Brooklyn? Check out Outsite Brooklyn.

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