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12/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By Julie Torres The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

1. Best Block For Groceries
Atlantic Ave between Court and Clinton Streets, Cobble Hill
All-world market Sahadi and wonderful bakery Damascus (nearly side by side) would already count for the win, but this block also has a Trader Joe's, a Key Food, and the Green Pea Grocery.

2. Best Block For Date Night
Water Street between Main and Old Dock Streets, DUMBO
Highbrow culture at St. Ann's Warehouse or Galapagos Art Space; drinks before dinner or after at Water Street Restaurant; and fancy-ass dessert at Jacques Torres (closes at 9pm on weekends). Top off the night with a stroll through Brooklyn Bridge Park for that Woody Allen moment...

3. Best Block For Cheap Eats
Bedford Ave between N. 7th and N. 8th Streets, Williamsburg
Drunk people need food, too: Bahn mi, pizza, Cajun, old-school delicatessen... L to Bedford, turn right.

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