In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a dozen of Brooklyn's sexiest places, some offbeat, some mainstream.
Hotel Delmano, 82 Berry Street at North 9th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (718)387-1945. http://www.hoteldelmano.com/
2. Brooklyn's Sexiest Shoe Store
Chuckie’s Designer Shoes LTD, 1304 Kings Hwy, Midwood, Brooklyn. (718) 376- 1003.
3. Brooklyn's Sexiest Pub Bathroom
Toby’s Public House, 686 6th Avenue, Brooklyn. (718) 788-1186. http://www.tobyspublichouse.com
4. Brooklyn's Sexiest Neighborhood
It's picture book romantic, in a New York-y kind of way, too. Indeed, bridal parties in full regalia arrive regularly in white stretch limos, then pile out to take wedding photos from airy Fulton’s Landing nearby, framed against the backdrop of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and Manhattan skyline.
5. Brooklyn's Sexiest Dance Classes: Tango
Dance Fever Studios, (2 locations): 159 20th Street and 3009 Avenue J, Brooklyn. (718) 718-637-3216. http://www.dancefeverstudios.com.
6. Brooklyn's Sexiest Dining Experience
Yes, it’s expensive. Yes, it’s exclusive. Yes, men must wear a jacket to dinner. And yes, the River Café in DUMBO offers the sexiest dining experience in Brooklyn. The food is excellent, the service impeccable, the people-watching excellent, and the wine list is very, very fine. Ask for a window-side table to max out your views of the twinkling strings of lights on the Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan’s skyline across the river, and the water of the East River right below.
River Cafe, 1 Water Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. (718) 522-5200. http://www.rivercafe.com. (NOTE:
7. Brooklyn's Sexiest Sex Shop
Babeland, 462 Bergen St. (near Flatbush and 5th Avenues) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (718) 638-3820. http://www.babeland.com
8. Brooklyn's Sexiest Late Sunday Brunch Spot
Vinegar Hill House, 72 Hudson Avenue, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. (718) 522-1018. http://vinegarhillhouse.com
9. Brooklyn's Sexiest Lingerie Store
Brooklyn Fox, 132 North 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (718) 599-1555. http://brooklynfox.com
11. Brooklyn's Sexiest Car Repair
Lorenzutti Motors Inc., 330 Douglass Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn. (718) 875-1254