A Postcard Project

26 Boroughs of Brooklyn.

We visited 26 neighborhoods in Brooklyn and put together a pack of postcards marking very cool places to visit and lots of good eats in BK.

 
 
 

About the project

Brooklyn is our borough. It’s where Junket started and where many of us have spent the majority of our lives. It’s made up of many neighborhoods that are all different and special in their own way - kind of like those of us who make up Junket. 

Our project, 26 boroughs of brooklyn, walks you through our Brooklyn.  

You will have twenty six postcards, a map, and a list of good eats that will bring you to unique finds and hidden historical landmarks. The postcards not only tell the story of Brooklyn, but our story as well. 

The miles walked in the rain to capture Red Hook’s harbor, the frozen toes all worth it to see Bushwick’s history come alive, and the countless gems we stumbled upon that revealed our borough’s history in a whole new way. All the incredible food we found to fuel our steps as we explored each neighborhood made it even better! 

We invite you

Follow in our footsteps. Take your own trip through our quirky and unique journey using our postcards as a guide and see what else is still  undiscovered. When you stumble upon something you think we'll like, please share it with us!  

Below are all 26 postcards you will find in the pack you can buy online in the Junket Shop. You will also receive a map with all the locations, local eats and directions for each of the neighborhoods. Here on the site you will find a Junket Tip to finding our "hidden jems".

 
 
  Bay Ridge |  words of wisdom found near the 69th st. pier in bay ridge. the truth will set you free to be at peace.    Transportation  | R Train to Bay Ridge Ave.   Local Eats  | The Burger Bistro 7217 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11209   Junket Tip  | Walk toward the water on 69th St and find “Live the Truth” etched under the overpass.

Bay Ridge |words of wisdom found near the 69th st. pier in bay ridge. the truth will set you free to be at peace.

Transportation | R Train to Bay Ridge Ave.

Local Eats | The Burger Bistro 7217 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11209

Junket Tip | Walk toward the water on 69th St and find “Live the Truth” etched under the overpass.

  Brooklyn Heights  |  saying goodbye to one of the last independent cinemas in brooklyn, located on henry st in brooklyn heights since 1970 to 2015.    Transportation  | 2/3 Train to Clark St.   Junket Tip  | The historic Brooklyn Heights Cinema building is on the corner of Orange and Henry St. A Kickstarter raised money for the cinema to get a new digital projector to keep running at a new location: 170 Front St in DUMBO.

Brooklyn Heights | saying goodbye to one of the last independent cinemas in brooklyn, located on henry st in brooklyn heights since 1970 to 2015.

Transportation | 2/3 Train to Clark St.

Junket Tip | The historic Brooklyn Heights Cinema building is on the corner of Orange and Henry St. A Kickstarter raised money for the cinema to get a new digital projector to keep running at a new location: 170 Front St in DUMBO.

  Carroll Gardens  |  constructed with the best Italian brick and marble, saint mary’s star of the sea church was completed in carroll gardens in 1855, and held the infamous al capone’s wedding in 1918.    Transportation  | F/G Train to Carroll St.   Local Eats  | Prime Meats next door 465 Court St.   Junket Tip  | Walk just five blocks south of the train at 467 Court St. and catch a glimpse of the church where Al Capone was married.

Carroll Gardens | constructed with the best Italian brick and marble, saint mary’s star of the sea church was completed in carroll gardens in 1855, and held the infamous al capone’s wedding in 1918.

Transportation | F/G Train to Carroll St.

Local Eats | Prime Meats next door 465 Court St.

Junket Tip | Walk just five blocks south of the train at 467 Court St. and catch a glimpse of the church where Al Capone was married.

  Crown Heights  |  wander down president st. in the heart of crown heights to visit millionaire’s row and experience the beautifully preserved homes built in the 1890’s.    Transportation  | 2/5 Train to President St.   Local Eats  | Neptune Diner II 699 Classon Ave.   Junket Tip  | Gawk at the gorgeous homes on Millionaire’s Row found on President St. between New York and Brooklyn Ave.

Crown Heights | wander down president st. in the heart of crown heights to visit millionaire’s row and experience the beautifully preserved homes built in the 1890’s.

Transportation | 2/5 Train to President St.

Local Eats | Neptune Diner II 699 Classon Ave.

Junket Tip | Gawk at the gorgeous homes on Millionaire’s Row found on President St. between New York and Brooklyn Ave.

  Dyker Heights  |  bundle up and head down to dyker heights for a christmas light extravaganza! 84th st. boasts a particularly dazzling display you won’t want to miss.    Transportation  | R Train to 86th St.   Local Eats  | Chubby’s Pizza 8424 13th Ave   Junket Tip  | Bundle up and trek down 86th to see these crazy Christmas light displays starting at 11th Ave.

Dyker Heights | bundle up and head down to dyker heights for a christmas light extravaganza! 84th st. boasts a particularly dazzling display you won’t want to miss.

Transportation | R Train to 86th St.

Local Eats | Chubby’s Pizza 8424 13th Ave

Junket Tip | Bundle up and trek down 86th to see these crazy Christmas light displays starting at 11th Ave.

  Greenpoint  |  tick tock the time has stopped at this historic greenpoint clock.    Transportation  | G Train to Nassau Ave.   Local Eats  | Peter Pan Donuts 727 Manhattan Ave.   Junket Tip  | Walk out of the train toward Norman Ave. to see this historic clock where time has stopped at 735 Manhattan Ave.

Greenpoint | tick tock the time has stopped at this historic greenpoint clock.

Transportation | G Train to Nassau Ave.

Local Eats | Peter Pan Donuts 727 Manhattan Ave.

Junket Tip | Walk out of the train toward Norman Ave. to see this historic clock where time has stopped at 735 Manhattan Ave.

  Sheepshead Bay  |  new york's first public holocaust memorial holds the name of every country effected and sits at the sheepshead bay footbridge.    Transportation  | B/Q Train to Sheepshead Bay.   Junket Tip  | Walk toward the water on Sheepshead Bay Road and hang a right at the water. Find the holocaust memorial at the corner of Emmons and West End Avenue.

Sheepshead Bay | new york's first public holocaust memorial holds the name of every country effected and sits at the sheepshead bay footbridge.

Transportation | B/Q Train to Sheepshead Bay.

Junket Tip | Walk toward the water on Sheepshead Bay Road and hang a right at the water. Find the holocaust memorial at the corner of Emmons and West End Avenue.

  Bedford Stuyvesant  |  here I sit because I am not allowed to stand at the corner of malcom x and decatur st in bedstuy.    Transportation  | A/C Train to Utica Ave   Local Eats  | Peaches [Southern Cuisine] 393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn NY 11233   Junket Tip  | The Bedstuy Guy sits on an overhang at Malcolm X between Decatur St. and Bainbridge St.

Bedford Stuyvesant | here I sit because I am not allowed to stand at the corner of malcom x and decatur st in bedstuy.

Transportation | A/C Train to Utica Ave

Local Eats | Peaches [Southern Cuisine] 393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn NY 11233

Junket Tip | The Bedstuy Guy sits on an overhang at Malcolm X between Decatur St. and Bainbridge St.

  Brownsville  |  observe “intersections humanized,” showing the hard work and imagination brought to life in brownsville by the youth from the groundswell summer leadership institute.    Transportation  | 3 Train to Saratoga Ave.   Junket Tip  | Inspired by a visit to the borough’s own Brooklyn Museum, the youth participants decided to focus on “the idea of creating a fabric of interwoven material.” We think it’s beautiful that someone in the community is taking the initiative and creating inspiring art so close to our homes. This mural includes Brownsville houses, streets, faces, and a tree all rooted in inspirational words to show unity and pride in our community.

Brownsville | observe “intersections humanized,” showing the hard work and imagination brought to life in brownsville by the youth from the groundswell summer leadership institute.

Transportation | 3 Train to Saratoga Ave.

Junket Tip | Inspired by a visit to the borough’s own Brooklyn Museum, the youth participants decided to focus on “the idea of creating a fabric of interwoven material.” We think it’s beautiful that someone in the community is taking the initiative and creating inspiring art so close to our homes. This mural includes Brownsville houses, streets, faces, and a tree all rooted in inspirational words to show unity and pride in our community.

  Clinton Hill  |  in the heart of clinton hill at 248 dekalb ave. eliie balk (elliebalk.com) painted a community mural titled “you are here” to celebrate unity and diversity.    Transportation  | G Train to Clinton-Washington Ave.   Local Eats  | Brewklyn Grind 557 Myrtle Ave.   Junket Tip  | See the “You Are Here” mural celebrating diversity and unity at 248 Dekalb Ave on the corner of Vanderbilt Ave.

Clinton Hill | in the heart of clinton hill at 248 dekalb ave. eliie balk (elliebalk.com) painted a community mural titled “you are here” to celebrate unity and diversity.

Transportation | G Train to Clinton-Washington Ave.

Local Eats | Brewklyn Grind 557 Myrtle Ave.

Junket Tip | See the “You Are Here” mural celebrating diversity and unity at 248 Dekalb Ave on the corner of Vanderbilt Ave.

  Ditmas Park  |  have a grand time in ditams park seeing victorian mansions, tucked away on land formerly owned by the ditmas family.    Transportation  | Q Train to Cortelyou Rd.   Local Eats  | Mimi’s Hummus 1209 Cortelyou Rd   Junket Tip  | See the quirky and colorful Candy Land House at 317 Rugby Rd.

Ditmas Park | have a grand time in ditams park seeing victorian mansions, tucked away on land formerly owned by the ditmas family.

Transportation | Q Train to Cortelyou Rd.

Local Eats | Mimi’s Hummus 1209 Cortelyou Rd

Junket Tip | See the quirky and colorful Candy Land House at 317 Rugby Rd.

  East New York  |  embrace your adventurous side and journey to east new york to find this silent sound located on pitkin and granville payne (pennsylvania) ave., named after the famous jazz musician.    Transportation  | C Train to Liberty Ave.   Local Eats  | Easy Market Diner 2592 Atlantic Ave.   Junket Tip  | Find the hidden guitar mosaic on Pennsylvania Ave. just north of Pitkin Ave.

East New York | embrace your adventurous side and journey to east new york to find this silent sound located on pitkin and granville payne (pennsylvania) ave., named after the famous jazz musician.

Transportation | C Train to Liberty Ave.

Local Eats | Easy Market Diner 2592 Atlantic Ave.

Junket Tip | Find the hidden guitar mosaic on Pennsylvania Ave. just north of Pitkin Ave.

  Park Slope  |  the old stone house is the site of the battle of brooklyn in the revolutionary war. “what brave men I must this day lose,” george washington sadly declared while viewing the battle.    Transportation  | R Train to Union St.   Local Eats  | Song Thai 295 5th Ave.   Junket Tip  | Walk down 4th Ave. until you reach 3rd St. Take a left and you’ll find The Old Stone Housein the middle of Washington Park between 4th and 5th Ave.

Park Slope | the old stone house is the site of the battle of brooklyn in the revolutionary war. “what brave men I must this day lose,” george washington sadly declared while viewing the battle.

Transportation | R Train to Union St.

Local Eats | Song Thai 295 5th Ave.

Junket Tip | Walk down 4th Ave. until you reach 3rd St. Take a left and you’ll find The Old Stone Housein the middle of Washington Park between 4th and 5th Ave.

  Williamsburg  |  this work of art was created in 2014 to honor the historic domino sugar factory, built in 1882, before its demolition.    Transportation  | L Train to Bedford Ave.   Local Eats  | Go in the summer and sample the Smorgasburg (90 Kent Ave.)   Junket Tip  | Walk southeast and find where the historic Domino Sugar Factory once sat at S. 1st St. and Kent Ave. Sadly, the main building was torn down just after this photo was taken.

Williamsburg | this work of art was created in 2014 to honor the historic domino sugar factory, built in 1882, before its demolition.

Transportation | L Train to Bedford Ave.

Local Eats | Go in the summer and sample the Smorgasburg (90 Kent Ave.)

Junket Tip | Walk southeast and find where the historic Domino Sugar Factory once sat at S. 1st St. and Kent Ave. Sadly, the main building was torn down just after this photo was taken.

  Boreum Hill  |  head over to 108 wyckoff st. in boerum hill to see the sea of colors displayed at the mosaic house    Transportation  | F Train to Bergen St.   Junket Tip  | Nestled between Smith and Hoyt St. the stunning Mosaic House stands at 108 Wyckoff St. See if you can find the hidden “celebrate love” and “celebrate life” pieces.

Boreum Hill | head over to 108 wyckoff st. in boerum hill to see the sea of colors displayed at the mosaic house

Transportation | F Train to Bergen St.

Junket Tip | Nestled between Smith and Hoyt St. the stunning Mosaic House stands at 108 Wyckoff St. See if you can find the hidden “celebrate love” and “celebrate life” pieces.

  Bushwick  |  take a stroll down memory lane via bushwick ave between bleeker and menahan st. to see the artistic and eye-catching italianate rowhouses developed by Jacob Murr in 1889.    Transportation  | J/Z Train to Gates Ave.   Local Eats  | Angie’s Breakfast Spot 1637 Broadway   Junket Tip  | Stroll down Bushwick Ave. between Bleecker and Menahan St. Check out the Italianate Rowhouses that span from 945 to 965 Bushwick Ave.

Bushwick | take a stroll down memory lane via bushwick ave between bleeker and menahan st. to see the artistic and eye-catching italianate rowhouses developed by Jacob Murr in 1889.

Transportation | J/Z Train to Gates Ave.

Local Eats | Angie’s Breakfast Spot 1637 Broadway

Junket Tip | Stroll down Bushwick Ave. between Bleecker and Menahan St. Check out the Italianate Rowhouses that span from 945 to 965 Bushwick Ave.

  Cobble Hill  |  the x and the o that make you go whoa! come to the sugar shop in cobble hill to satisfy your sweet tooth, on the corner of court and baltic st.    Transportation  | F Train to Bergen St.   Local Eats  | Joya Thai 215 Court St.   Junket Tip  | Just walk toward Court and hang a left until you reach 254 Baltic St. where you can try one of the delicious salted caramels at the Sugar Shop.

Cobble Hill | the x and the o that make you go whoa! come to the sugar shop in cobble hill to satisfy your sweet tooth, on the corner of court and baltic st.

Transportation | F Train to Bergen St.

Local Eats | Joya Thai 215 Court St.

Junket Tip | Just walk toward Court and hang a left until you reach 254 Baltic St. where you can try one of the delicious salted caramels at the Sugar Shop.

  Downtown Brooklyn  |  make a wish and toss a coin in this fountain sitting outside borough hall (not pictured), the oldest public building in downtown brooklyn.    Transportation  | 2/3/4/5/R Train to Borough Hall   Local Eats  | Grab a coffee where the magic all began! The Starbucks at Court St and Joralemon St. was Junket's original meeting place.   Junket Tip  | Toss a coin in the fountain in the plaza found at Court St. and Remsen St.

Downtown Brooklyn | make a wish and toss a coin in this fountain sitting outside borough hall (not pictured), the oldest public building in downtown brooklyn.

Transportation | 2/3/4/5/R Train to Borough Hall

Local Eats | Grab a coffee where the magic all began! The Starbucks at Court St and Joralemon St. was Junket's original meeting place.

Junket Tip | Toss a coin in the fountain in the plaza found at Court St. and Remsen St.

  Flatbush  |  time stands still at the wyckoff farmhouse, one of brooklyn’s secret anachronisms, located in flatbush where the old meets the new.    Transportation  | 3 Train to Saratoga Ave. then take the B7 Bus to Kings Hwy/Clarendon Rd   Local Eats  | Sample the Rasta Pasta at Footprints Cafe 5814 Clarendon Rd.   Junket Tip  | The Wyckoff Farmhouse, a historic gem, is tucked away at 5816 Clarendon Rd.

Flatbush | time stands still at the wyckoff farmhouse, one of brooklyn’s secret anachronisms, located in flatbush where the old meets the new.

Transportation | 3 Train to Saratoga Ave. then take the B7 Bus to Kings Hwy/Clarendon Rd

Local Eats | Sample the Rasta Pasta at Footprints Cafe 5814 Clarendon Rd.

Junket Tip | The Wyckoff Farmhouse, a historic gem, is tucked away at 5816 Clarendon Rd.

  Prospect Park  |  picture this: emerging from a tunnel filled with echoes where darkness meets light and people find hope in prospect park.    Transportation  | 2/3 Train to Grand Army Plaza   Local Eats  | Hot chocolate at the Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza   Junket Tip  | Enter the park across from the Brooklyn Public Library to find the tunnel.

Prospect Park | picture this: emerging from a tunnel filled with echoes where darkness meets light and people find hope in prospect park.

Transportation | 2/3 Train to Grand Army Plaza

Local Eats | Hot chocolate at the Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza

Junket Tip | Enter the park across from the Brooklyn Public Library to find the tunnel.

  Brighten Beach  |  visit brighton beach, a notable russian enclave, to see a seaside retreat popular since the 19th century.    Transportation  | B/Q Train to Brighton Beach   Local Eats  | Pack a picnic and enjoy some sandwiches on the beach!   Junket Tip  | Walk down Brighton 6th St. toward the boardwalk and enjoy a family or solo outing on this scenic beach and feel fancy by having a picnic on the sand that used to hold the historic Brighton Hotel.

Brighten Beach | visit brighton beach, a notable russian enclave, to see a seaside retreat popular since the 19th century.

Transportation | B/Q Train to Brighton Beach

Local Eats | Pack a picnic and enjoy some sandwiches on the beach!

Junket Tip | Walk down Brighton 6th St. toward the boardwalk and enjoy a family or solo outing on this scenic beach and feel fancy by having a picnic on the sand that used to hold the historic Brighton Hotel.

  Canarsie  |  canarsie pier continues this community’s 300-year fishing tradition. grab your tackle box and enjoy the fresh breeze this portion of brooklyn has to offer.    Transportation  | L Train to Canarsie then B42 to Canarsie Pier   Junket Tip  | Get off at the last stop of the B42 and you’re at the pier. Bring along a fishing pole and see what you catch! Go visit on a hot summer's day and catch a nice breeze of the Jamaica Bay!

Canarsie | canarsie pier continues this community’s 300-year fishing tradition. grab your tackle box and enjoy the fresh breeze this portion of brooklyn has to offer.

Transportation | L Train to Canarsie then B42 to Canarsie Pier

Junket Tip | Get off at the last stop of the B42 and you’re at the pier. Bring along a fishing pole and see what you catch! Go visit on a hot summer's day and catch a nice breeze of the Jamaica Bay!

  Coney Island  |  once the largest amusement area in the u.s., coney island is home to the wonder wheel, which has been lighting up the summer sky since 1920.    Transportation  | D/F/N/Q Train to Coney Island   Local Eats  | Try the funnel cake and mangoes shaped into roses sold by the water.   Junket Tip  | Walk toward Surf Ave. and listen for the seagulls to lead you to the boardwalk.

Coney Island | once the largest amusement area in the u.s., coney island is home to the wonder wheel, which has been lighting up the summer sky since 1920.

Transportation | D/F/N/Q Train to Coney Island

Local Eats | Try the funnel cake and mangoes shaped into roses sold by the water.

Junket Tip | Walk toward Surf Ave. and listen for the seagulls to lead you to the boardwalk.

  Dumbo  |  hoot hoot! a day of rain, but the vibrancy of dumbo remains! stroll down to pearl street triangle and grab a table nestled Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.    Transportation  | F Train to York St.   Junket Tip  | Walk down Jay St. and turn left on Water St. to find the owls perched at the Pearl Street Triangle.

Dumbo | hoot hoot! a day of rain, but the vibrancy of dumbo remains! stroll down to pearl street triangle and grab a table nestled Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

Transportation | F Train to York St.

Junket Tip | Walk down Jay St. and turn left on Water St. to find the owls perched at the Pearl Street Triangle.

  Ft. Greene  |  people fell so we all can stand. this memorial stands in fort greene park in memory of the prisoners taken during the revolutionary war.    Transportation  | G Train to Fulton St or C Train to Lafayette St.   Local Eats  | La Caye 35 Lafayette Ave.   Junket Tip  | Find this Revolutionary War monument right in the middle of Ft. Greene Park and can be seen from downtown Brooklyn.

Ft. Greene | people fell so we all can stand. this memorial stands in fort greene park in memory of the prisoners taken during the revolutionary war.

Transportation | G Train to Fulton St or C Train to Lafayette St.

Local Eats | La Caye 35 Lafayette Ave.

Junket Tip | Find this Revolutionary War monument right in the middle of Ft. Greene Park and can be seen from downtown Brooklyn.

  Red Hook  |  we all make mistakes, some just turn out better than others. thank you red hook we needed the laugh!    Transportation  | 2/3/4/5 Train to Borough Hall then B61 toward Red Hook   Local Eats  | Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt St.   Junket Tip  | Get off at Van Brunt and Beard St to find this quirky sign near Sunny’s Bar at 253 Conover St.

Red Hook | we all make mistakes, some just turn out better than others. thank you red hook we needed the laugh!

Transportation | 2/3/4/5 Train to Borough Hall then B61 toward Red Hook

Local Eats | Fort Defiance 365 Van Brunt St.

Junket Tip | Get off at Van Brunt and Beard St to find this quirky sign near Sunny’s Bar at 253 Conover St.