Industry City

220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 

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An ‘innovation ecosystem’ of six buildings connected by courtyards has lots of design tenants and cool installations to explore (don’t miss the always-changing elevators) plus a retro Game Room with ping-pong, air hockey, mni-golf, arcade games and more ($5/for unlimited play).

Japan Village

Sample a range of delicious Japanese cuisine from sushi to smoothies in large food hall rooted in “omotenashi,” a Japanese approach to hospitality and mutual respect. Pick up noodles, dumplings, yakatori, Obanyaki stuffed with Nutella and more from variety of booths or sit down in a serene corner for omakase.

On the 20,000-square-foot second floor ‘The Loft,’ step into a representation of Japan with cool shops with items straight from the country as well as fun experiences like tea ceremonies and cultural classes. Shop for inexpensive toys, Hello Kitty and Sanrio home goods, crafting supplies, Japanese treats, items for the home and other kitschy stuff  at Daiso. BookOff, an outpost of Japan’s largest chain of used bookstores, offers a wide range of anime-related products, including manga, novels, CDs, DVDs, video games, figures, apparel, and accessories.

See our guide to more art, shopping and activities in Industry City.

 

Industry City Food Hall

From Korean comfort food to an avocado-focused cafe, Industry City hosts a huge range of Brooklyn-based purveyors. BBQ, pizza, bao buns, French pastries, artisanal ice cream, tacos, Mediterranean mezzes – whatever you’re craving you’ll probably find it here. Most of the vendors or in a central Food Hall but other shops can be found around the campus, including a few sit-down options. Also visit Japan Village for sushi, noodles, dumplings, yakatori and more.

Hour vary by store.

Art at Industry City

Look for cool installations indoors and out at this happening design hub. The courtyard is currently in bloom for a perfect spring photo-op.

Also take photos in the arty elevators, go on a colorful hunt with a printable art map and see pretty decor (and tasty food) at Japan Village.

See our guide to eating, min-golf and more in Industry City.

 

Frying Pan Brooklyn Game Room

Play Ping Pong, Skeeball, a 9-hole mini golf course featuring iconic Brooklyn landmarks such as the Gowanus Canal and Brooklyn Bridge in an outdoor courtyard. Play arcade style games in a colorful vintage-style room.

Eat lobster rolls, poke tacos at the New England-inspired seafood-focused Frying Pan next door or check out diverse food options (and ice skating) throughout Industry City.

Saturday & Sunday 12-5:30 pm