Good recommendations, but by all means skip the museum restaurants and walk about a half mile down Washington Avenue to Tom's Restaurant...a justly beloved neighborhood institution, great food, great service and iconic Brooklyn drink's like Egg Creams which they have served continuously since about 1936.
During the 1968 riots after the assassination of MLK, neighborhood residents formed a human chain in front of Tom's to protect it from the destruction that devastated the rest of the block for decades.
On Apr 24, 2012, at 12:29 PM, Paul Charosh wrote:
> If you have time, today or another day, do go to Brooklyn and visit the
> Brooklyn Museum and the Botannic Gardens. It is a remarkably fine museum,
> the themes of the exhibits are quite diverse, and the gardens, directly
> beside it, are lovely. Take the no. 2 subway train to Eastern Parkway. When
> you emerge to the street the museum and gardens will be right before you.
> The museum maintains a decent coffee shop and I've eaten lunch there many
> Google Brooklyn Museum and see for yourself.
> Paul Charosh
> In a message dated 4/24/2012 12:14:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> While you're there, see the Transit Museum!
> Mark Durenberger
> From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:22 AM
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] An afternoon in Newark
>> Go to Brooklyn.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Apr 24, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Birgit Lotz Verlag
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> After visiting the Rutgers Institute of jazz Studies on Wednesday, May
>>> 9th, I have the afternoon to spare. Do we have any contacts for local
>>> advice (dining, concerts, junkshopping, museums, sight-seeing,
>>> whatever) - or would it be better to carry on to Manhattan?
>>> See you at Rochester
>>> Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
>>> Rotdornweg 81
>>> 53177 Bonn (Germany)
>>> Tel: 0049-228-352808
>>> Fax: 0049-228-365142
>>> Web: www.lotz-verlag.de