<3 The Farm on Adderley - I'm not exaggerating when I say that theirs may be the best brunch I've had in the BK. Their Fisherman's Breakfast is unbelievable - and organic & locally sourced, too! Ditmas Park, BK
3rd Ward in Bushwick is a great arts and design incubator that's become somewhat of a DIY mecca in Brooklyn (huge space, wood shop, jewelry-making area, photo studio, urban farming classes, etc. and a kitchen is being built, too). :) http://www.3rdward.com/about-us/
Raised without a television in rural Virginia, Brooklyn artist Randall Stoltzfus makes richly textured paintings that slowly unfurl into deeply receding landscapes. His work has been shown in New York, Virginia, Washington DC, and in Italy, where he was an artist in residence at an active insane asylum.