City Reliquary

Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

You knew Brooklyn was bizarro, but this repository for New York–related ephemera is something else. Tenderly curated displays exhibit objects from the recent past, like seltzer bottles, postcards of Lady Liberty and decaying confetti. Push through the antique subway turnstile to learn about local character 'Little Egypt' in a peep-show-style booth, admire mosaic shrines out back, and stick around for a drink maybe (check the website for occasional events).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick attractions

1. Brooklyn Art Library

0.33 MILES

Enjoy an intimate glimpse into the creative minds of artists, both professional and amateur, at Brooklyn Art Library, which has assembled the world's…

2. Brooklyn Brewery

0.54 MILES

Harking back to a time when this area of New York was a beer-brewing center, the Brooklyn Brewery not only brews and serves tasty local suds but also…

3. McCarren Park

0.55 MILES

The grassy 35-acre McCarren Park makes a good picnic spot, and barbecues and bikinis define the action on warm summer weekends. On sweltering days you…

4. East River State Park

0.61 MILES

This 7-acre waterfront park is a slice of greenery with sublime views of Manhattan and cobbled vestiges of its cargo-handling past. It's home to plenty of…

5. Domino Park

0.67 MILES

Opened to the public in 2018, five-acre Domino Park has a riverside walkway with big Manhattan views and a playground styled like big metal pipes –…

6. Williamsburg Bridge

0.78 MILES

Built in 1903 to link Williamsburg and the Lower East Side (at Delancey St), this steel-frame suspension bridge helped transform the area into a teeming…

7. East River Park

1.04 MILES

In addition to the great ballparks, running and biking paths, 5000-seat amphitheater that hosts concerts, and expansive patches of green, this park has…

8. All People’s Garden

1.35 MILES

This small community garden provides a quick dose of greenery when out exploring the East Village. Hours vary depending on when members are there to do…