<em>The Shore Parkway bike path (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeguynyc/3199543071/sizes/z/in/photostream/">Bikeguynyc's Flickr</a>)</em><br/><br/><b>70.</b> <em>Shore Parkway Greenway:</em> The spectacular <a href="http://www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/brooklyn-bike-map/">Shore Parkway bike path</a> offers arguably the greatest vistas of any bike path in New York. Wrapping around the southwest love handle of Brooklyn, the path follows the water for 13 miles, through Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton. There are hopes that one day this will be connected to the Brooklyn bike paths that have greatly improved cyclist commutes between North Brooklyn and Downtown, but for now this stands on its own as a cycling destination, and a safe, scenic way to get to Coney Island.<br/><br/><b>69.</b> <em>The McKibben Dorms:</em> As gentrified as certain Brooklyn neighborhoods might get, it's nice to know <a href="http://gothamist.com/2008/05/07/mckibben_dorms.php">the infamous McKibben "Dorms</a>" in East Williamsburg are keeping the borough bohemian with their filthy firetrap artist warrens. It's almost like a commune out there, but instead of earnest ideals about cooperative living, there are experimental 8-bit music parties until dawn. Everyone should go to a party there at least once! (Gothamist LLC accepts no liability for any damage incurred by <a href="http://gothamist.com/2011/05/25/dreams_of_hipster_paradise_at_mckib.php">muggers</a>, <a href="gothamist.com/tags/bedbugs">bedbugs</a>, or <a href="gothamist.com/tags/hipstergrifter">hipster grifters</a>.)<br/><br/><b>68.</b> <em>Dressler:</em> One of just a handful of Brooklyn restaurants to win a coveted Michelin star, this elegant/casual fine dining destination is located just across the street from another star-holder, Peter Luger. But the two establishments are worlds apart; <a href="http://www.dresslernyc.com/">Dressler</a> (from the owner of DuMont) is all gourmet "new" Brooklyn, and it's truly one of the more beautiful places to dine in New Yorkâor to just get drinks at the bar, or brunch outside. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/07/dining/reviews/07rest.html">Reviewing Dressler in 2007</a>, former Times critic Frank Bruni praised the food and loved "the dark room" and its "romantic, seductively spooky charge. It's like a baby Balthazar made over by Anne Rice."<br/><br/><b>67.</b> <em>Issue Project Room at the The Old American Can Factory: </em>One of the coolest performance spaces in Brooklyn, the big old <a href="http://www.xoprojects.com">Old American Can Factory</a> was transformed over the past decade from a 19th century place of industry to a 21st century performance art and events space. The fascinating structure, with its enchanting inner courtyard, is home to the acclaimed <a href="http://www.issueprojectroom.org/">Issue Project Room</a>, Brooklyn's foremost presenter of experimental music and performance. <br/><br/><strong>66.</strong> <em>RUBULAD: </em>Started by a group of Williamsburg artists in an unforgettably unique multi-level space back around the turn-of-the-century, this wild performance art party has since relocated to Bed-Stuy, where it keeps on making magical memories (or beautiful blackouts). <a href="http://brokeassstuart.com/2010/03/23/rubulad-the-burning-man-of-brooklyn/">As one blogger put it</a>, "Whenever youâre having one of those, Iâm sick of New York days, the parties are all the same, just go to Rubulad and youâll feel like the prude in the crowd."<br/><br/><b></b><strong>65.</strong> <em>DIY Mummification:</em> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=proteus+gowanus&fb=1&gl=us&hq=proteus&hnear=0x89c25a560db693e3:0xb05e8b0bdf854b54,Gowanus,+NY&cid=9306389517295806708">Proteus Gowanus</a> is housed in a converted factory somewhere between Park Slope and Gowanus. Home to <a href="http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/">Morbid Anatomy</a>'s private library, the Observatory, a special reading room, the Writhing Society, a small press, galleries dedicated to curiosities and ephemera, workshops, lectures, DIY taxidermy and mummification classes, this is by far one of the most lively, unusual, and exciting spots to check out. <br/><br/><b>64.</b> <em>Tom's Restaurant:</em> Decorated like an old lady's living room, tchochkes and all, <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=tom%27s+restaurant+bk&fb=1&gl=us&hq=tom%27s+restaurant+bk&hnear=0x89c24fa5d33f083b:0xc80b8f06e177fe62,New+York&cid=14530456768406630336">Tom's Restaurant</a> in Prospect Heights has stayed in business since the 1940s, and it's no accident. The French toast, huevos rancheros, omelettes, eggs Benedict, crab cakes, and pancakes with assorted butters are all worth trying. Don't forgo a classic Brooklyn egg cream or cherry-lime rickey. The line can stretch around the block, but customers are offered small bites and cups of hot coffee while they wait.<br/><br/><b>63.</b> <em>Bike Kill: </em>This annual outre celebration of cycling is always a rager, and always in Brooklyn. (Look for it near the end of October.) Bicycle clubs (or gangs, if you will) assemble en masse for a ribald afternoon of tall bike jousting, six-pack drinking contests, bicycle flame-thrower firing, and so much more. Perhaps <a href="http://bedstuybanana.blogspot.com/2008/10/bike-kill-2008-dirty-white-people-2.html">Bed-Stuy Banana</a> summed up <a href="http://gothamist.com/2008/10/26/a_bike_kill_grows_in_brooklyn.php#photo-1">the Bike Kill festivities</a> best: "Despite the gale force winds and misty rains, there was the usual large turn out of freaks, geeks, kids, punks, drunks, and bicycle fanatics. The wide selection of wheel chairs were mostly unused, which means either people hadn't drank enough beer or they'd been incredibly lucky." <br/><br/><strong>62. </strong><em>Freddy's Bar and Backroom:</em> <a href="http://gothamist.com/2009/12/28/freddys_bar_sharpens_guillotine_to.php">They fought the good fight</a> against <a href="http://gothamist.com/tags/atlanticyards">the Atlantic Yards bamboozle</a> in Prospect Heights, and lost, but they didn't lose everything. After being cast out through eminent domain, this classic Prohibition-era bar was transported to south Park Slope, where the spirit of artsy community has survived and, dare we say, <a href="http://gothamist.com/2011/03/31/five_best_barkeeps_in_nyc.php?gallery0Pic=4">flourished</a>. Nobody out-drinks the cat.<br/><br/><b>61.</b> <em>The Brooklyn Flea:</em> If you're looking for relaxed weekend activities, it's hard to beat a leisurely stroll through <a href="www.brooklynflea.com/">the Brooklyn Flea</a>, where a wide array of clothes, jewelry, tchotchkes, furniture, and foodstuffs abound. In addition to its Fort Greene location, this summer the Flea expanded to the almost-idyllic Williamsburg Waterfront at the end of North Sixth Street on the east river, now accessible by ferry!