Our Location

Willoughby Street (10/19/2010)3B is located at a transportation nexus, within 1-5 blocks of the A/C/F, R/Q, 2/3, 4/5, B/D & G trains as well as the Long Island Railroad. You can be in Manhattan in less than ten minutes.

We’re also at the center of a number of historic Brooklyn attractions: The Brooklyn Bridge is a fifteen minute scenic stroll through the parks and plazas of beside Borough Hall. From there you’re only minutes from a short walk to downtown Manhattan.

Some of  Brooklyn’s best neighborhoods are less than a ten minute walk from our front door. Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill are full of charming cafes, shops, homey bars and beautiful brownstones and only a few minutes away. Historic Brooklyn Heights is even closer, just across west of Borough Hall. There you can amble along the promenade and take in stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. For a very different Brooklyn experience, visit hip Dumbo for an open gallery night of contemporary photography, sculpture and paintings. But if we had to pick a favorite, it would be hard to beat Fort Greene–famously friendly neighbors, tons of trees, a beautiful park, relaxed bars and cafes–all of this a mere eight minute walk from our front door.

Our own neighborhood, Downtown Brooklyn, is beginning a renaissance right now. The neighborhood is undergoing a rapid transformation, though it also still features a wealth of historic Brooklyn sights. Borough Hall and Columbus Park are only 3 blocks away. The Macy’s at the end of our block has been there for nearly a hundred years, though the stunning building has been around since 1865. Fulton Street is full of jangling activity during the day, and basically anything from clothing to textiles to sporting equipment to electronics can be bought within a two block radius of 3B. 177 Livingston, a pop-up store-front that hosts lectures, screenings, readings and classes, is only 2 blocks from us. A block from us is the Brooklyn Tabernacle, where you can hear one of the top gospel choirs in the country. A few blocks away you can have a meal and hear the music of the local Hare Krishna Temple.


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So Many Subway Stations Nearby!

R Line (Queens Boulevard / Broadway / 4th Avenue Local) Across the Street at Jay Street-Metrotech Station (formerly called Lawrence Street)
A Line (8th Avenue Express) C Line (8th Avenue Local) F Line (6th Avenue Local) Down the Block at Jay Street/Metrotech Station (formerly called Jay St/Borough Hall)
2 Line (Seventh Avenue Express) 3 Line (Seventh Avenue Express) Two Blocks Away at Hoyt Street Station
4 Line (Lexington Avenue Express) 5 Line (Lexington Avenue Express) Three Blocks Away at Borough Hall Station
G Line (Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local) Four Blocks Away at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station
B Line (Central Park West Local / 6 Avenue Express) Q Line (Broadway Express) Five Blocks Away at Dekalb Station

 

How to get here from….

JFK Airport

Take the Airtran to the A train, then take the A towards Manhattan. Get off at Jay Street-Metrotech. Exit at Willoughby & Jay Street. Walk one block west to Lawrence. Take a right. We’re on the right under the burgundy awning that says 136.

LaGuardia Airport

Take the Q70 bus to Roosevelt Ave – 74th Street, then get off and enter the F train (it’s the Jackson Heights station, one block away). Take the F heading towards Downtown/Coney Island. Get off at Jay Street-Metrotech. Exit at Willoughby & Jay Street. Walk one block west to Lawrence. Take a right. We’re on the right under the burgundy awning that says 136. (If you’re traveling from LaGuardia at odd hours, though, you might be better off taking a cab because buses and trains can run pretty slow or skip stops. The cab will be about thirty bucks plus tip.)

Newark Airport

Take the 62 Bus towards Newark and get off at Newark Penn Station. Enter the Amtrak station and take the Keystone service train towards New York City. Get off at New York Penn Station. From there you can catch the A train towards Downtown/Far Rockaway. Get off at Jay Street-Metrotech. Exit at Willoughby & Jay Street. Walk one block west to Lawrence. Take a right. We’re on the right under the burgundy awning that says 136. (Getting from Newark to most parts of New York City can be a bit of a schlep, but a cab will cost a whole lot, so schlepping is advised.)

Grand Central Station

Hop on the 4/5 heading towards Downtown/Brooklyn. Get off at Borough Hall, exit onto Joralemon Street and walk east towards Adams. Cross Adams and veer left to Willoughby Street. Walk down Willoughby 3 blocks until you reach Lawrence. Take a right on Lawrence and we’re on the right under the burgundy awning.

Penn Station

Catch the A train towards Downtown/Far Rockaway. Get off at Jay Street-Metrotech. Exit at Willoughby & Jay Street. Walk one block west to Lawrence. Take a right. We’re on the right under the burgundy awning that says 136.