Centrally located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Union Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection provides day rooms with free Wi-Fi and plenty of attractions in the local area. Prospect Park’s zoo and skating rink are close by, as is the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A short distance away lies Manhattan, which has theaters galore in Broadway, numerous art galleries, and the Empire State Building.
Eclectic Eateries – If you’ve never tried Filipino fare then head over to the nearby Sisig City and give it a try. Baba’s Pierogies serves up pierogi from Eastern Europe, with a mixture of fillings traditional and innovative. Comfort food meets gastropub at Alchemy, which features a sunlit back garden which is ideal for relaxing when the weather’s fine. Got a hankering for pizza? Then visit La Villa Pizzeria, which has wood-fired ovens and red-sauce Italian entrees. Other styles in the vicinity include Korean, Israeli, Turkish, and more.
Prospect Park – Just to the south-east of the hourly rooms is Prospect Park, which counts amongst its distractions an ice-skating rink and a playground for kids. There are exotic visitors to be found at Prospect Park Zoo, a menagerie of over 125 species suitable for all ages. In addition to the pleasant greenery of the park itself, right next door there’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A variety of horticultural delights await, including the Japanese Garden and an annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Manhattan – By taxi or subway, Manhattan is not far away. The glittering steel and glass spires are home to boundless attractions for a daycation, including the castle, zoo, and art galleries of Central Park. Architecture fans can find famous Art Deco towers such as the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, which are stunning from the outside and also offer breath-taking panoramic views of the city skyline. Meanwhile, Broadway offers a show for every taste, from comedy dating back to Elizabethan England through to modern day smash hit musicals.
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