Why go? We love these kinds of communal blank slates, because they become playgrounds for so many different daytime types: foodies willing to travel to Crown Heights to taste a ramen burger, freelancers that won’t feel pressure to buy a coffee while they work, parents and nannies grateful for the flexibility of diverse food options and casual surroundings.
What to eat? Tthe list of vendors is always changing, but burnt ends from Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and Lumpia Shack seem to be there to stay.
Pipsqueak tip You won’t be alone in bringing the babe out to dine with you — and Berg’n is equipped and more comfortable than the outdoor Smorgasburg settings — it has changing tables in the restrooms, beers on tap, and plenty of indoor picnic tables for inclement weather.