"My Brooklyn Is Better Than Yours"—Highlights of Park Slope
Map of Park Slope
PLAY: Barbès, 376 Ninth St., 718/965-9177, barbesbrooklyn.com.
Authentic salsa dancing, live jazz, readings, and more at this artsy bar.
SHOP: 826 NYC Superhero Shop, 372 Fifth Ave., 718/499-9884, superherosupplies.com.
Writer Dave Eggers' unassuming store sells superhero accessories.
EAT: Al Di La Trattoria, 248 Fifth Ave., 718/783-4565, aldilatrattoria.com.
A husband-and-wife team runs the candlelit trattoria serving northern Italian fare.
SHOP: Matter, 227 Fifth Ave., 718/230-1150, mattermatters.com.
Edgy, modern home decor and jewelry.
SHOP: Beacon's Closet, 220 Fifth Ave., 718/230-1630, beaconscloset.com.
A huge thrift shop with cheap and chic wares.
EAT: Press 195, 195 Fifth Ave., 718/857-1950, press195.com.
Dozens of options for pressed panini sandwiches.
SHOP: Cog and Pearl, 190 Fifth Ave., 718/623-8200, cogandpearl.com.
Stocks blown-glass jewelry, ceramic bowls, and other handmade goods.
PLAY: Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., 718/230-0236, spsounds.com.
A rock and roll institution hosting local bands and national acts like Sufjan Stevens.
EAT: Franny's, 295 Flatbush Ave., 718/230-0221, frannysbrooklyn.com
Perhaps the best pizza in New York City.