The service and reception will be held at Pochron
Studios, in the historic DUMBO neighborhood on the Brooklyn
waterfront. (DUMBO, by the way, is an acronym for “Down
Under the Manhattan Bridge.” Trust us, you'll like it.)
20 Jay Street, 11th Floor
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
How to get there
NYC is a magical place where people don't have to drive unless they really, really
want to. If you're already in the NYC area, we highly recommend the following
If you're in Manhattan (or if you see one in Brooklyn), hail a yellow cab.
These knowledgeable (and city regulated) cabbies will have no trouble getting
you to the reception. Just tell them to take you to 20 Jay St
in DUMBO, Brooklyn. If they give you the crook eye, tell them
it's near the intersection of Jay and Plymouth.
By car service (Brooklyn only):
Also known (somewhat questionably) as gyspy cabs, car services are the lifeline
of Brooklynites everywhere who are either too lazy or far away from a subway.
Everyone swears by their car service company, but here are a couple that we
Eastern Car Service: 718.499.6227
Arecibo Car Service: 718.783.6465
If you're feeling adventurous, the subway is an incredibly inexpensive and
convenient way to get to the wedding — that is, if you're near the F
From Manhattan, take a Brooklyn bound F train to
the York St station (first stop in Brooklyn).
From Brooklyn, take a Manhattan bound F train to
the York St station (last stop in Brooklyn).
When you exit the station, make a right on to Jay St
and walk towards the water. 20 Jay St is the second to last building on
your left. If you want more detailed directions, we recommend using Hopstop.com.
You can also download a PDF of the NYC subway here.
If, in the face of all these other convenient options, you still find yourself
driving, we can honestly do no better than point you to Google
Maps. On the bright side, there's a parking garage conveniently located in
the basement of the building.
Places to eat
Traditional American comfort food. Known for its brunch and pies, plus the nice
views of the bridges.
1 Main St., Brooklyn
The best coal brick-oven pizza in Brooklyn. There
may be a line out the door, but it’s worth the wait. If you’re
feeling impatient, order your pie to go and have
a picnic in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park (see below).
19 Old Fulton St., Brooklyn
A little bit of everything: a tasty brunch menu featuring green chiles; a seasonal,
Mediterranean-inspired dinner menu; a bar scene at night; and a free pool table.
126 Front St., Brooklyn
In nearby neighborhoods:
Big portions of traditional South American dishes,
strong drinks, and a festive vibe. It’s always
good (and very close to us!)
141 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Here, you get whole grilled fish to yourself. What’s better than that?
Ok, how about a lobster roll with a heap of shoestring fries?
162 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Simple, affordable, and delicious Italian food makes it a neighborhood favorite.
As with a lot of good things around here, you may have to wait for a table—but
just thinking about the gnocchi and the meatballs helps to endure the delay.
457 Court St., Brooklyn
Some of you may know this as banh mi. For everyone else, it’s pâté,
grilled pork, and Vietnamese ham, plus cilantro and pickled vegetables inside
a baguette. So good!
311 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
Stone Park Café
A perfectly indulgent brunch menu and seriously addictive burgers. Fancier
menu options, too.
324 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Places for fun
Exactly what it sounds like: a park next to the Brooklyn
Bridge, along the East River. We recommend the Empire-Fulton
Ferry section of the park, immediately
north of the bridge, for its bridge views. There’s an ice cream shop,
European-style chocolate made my hand on the premises. Need we say more?
66 Water St., Brooklyn
Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
New York City Waterfalls
Four man-made waterfalls installed in New York Harbor as a temporary public
art project. From the Empire-Fulton Ferry area of Brooklyn Bridge Park, you
can clearly see one waterfall underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and another across
the river in Manhattan. (Circle
Line tour boat info)
In nearby neighborhoods:
Academy of Music (BAM)
A self-described “urban arts center” for
live music, dance performances, film festivals, and (good)
movies. A great place to soak up some culture.
30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
The place to go for an unobstructed view of lower Manhattan. From here, the
skyline at night reminds us why we love this crazy city. The surrounding neighborhood,
historic Brooklyn Heights, ain’t too shabby, either.
An old-fashioned bar where the bartenders dress sharp—and
actually know how to mix an Old Fashioned. Located in
a former Italian social club.
335 Smith St., Brooklyn
One of the best spots around here for drinking tall beers under the open sky.
321 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Where Brooklynites go when they miss seeing grass. The Long Meadow in the northern
section is great for picnics and people watching, plus it’s walking distance
to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn
Museum of Art.
55 Church St.
We have a block of rooms reserved here; book
by August 19 for the group rate. Located in the financial
district, it's a short drive to the reception.
Holiday Inn SoHo
138 Lafayette St.
Within walking distance of Chinatown, SoHo, and
other neighborhoods worth visiting. And it's a straight
shot over the Manhattan Bridge to the reception.
Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place
A unique, Art Deco-style hotel in the middle
of Greenwich Village. Near the F line (West 4th St station)
and only 5 stops to the York St station in Brooklyn.
Abingdon Guest House
21 8th Ave.
Pretty rooms inside two landmarked townhouses
in the West Village.
Nu Hotel (NEW!)
85 Smith St.
A brand-spanking-new boutique hotel on Smith Street, near
many popular restaurants and shops. Three blocks away from the F line (Bergen
St. stop), or super close by car.
New York Marriott at the
333 Adams Street
Closest to our reception site in DUMBO—take
10-minute walk, one subway stop (from the Jay St/Borough
Hall station) or a very short cab ride. Also close to Brooklyn
Heights and other neighborhoods we like.
Bed & Breakfast on the Park
113 Prospect Park West
Victorian style in a landmark townhouse facing Prospect
Park, near our abode. Close to the F line (7th Ave
station), so public transportation is definitely an option.
Union St. Bed & Breakfast
405 Union Street
Located in the hip and historic Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
It's three stops on the F line (from the Carroll St station)
to the reception site, if you're so inclined. May
require a two- or three-night stay, though.
The Park Slope Bed and Breakfast
604 Fifth Street
A classic Park Slope brownstone, also in our hood.
Close to the F line (7th Ave station). Requires a two-
or three-night stay.
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