With spring finally here, it's time to take advantage of the many outdoor dining options in New York City. Since we last published a list of the Top 10 NYC Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, the culinary scene has exploded in Brooklyn, with must-visit restaurants by award-winning chefs, including a pizzeria with its own rooftop garden and an oyster bar that's a study in old-fashioned elegance. Though these places are excellent year-round, they truly come alive during the warmer months, when their outdoor spaces reopen and you can enjoy the fresh air.
by Laura Itzkozwitz
Laura is a New York City-based writer and editor of Untapped Cities. She has an MFA in creative writing and translation from Columbia University's School of the Arts, a BA in French from Smith College, studied in Paris for a year, and lived in Rome for two years. Her writing also appears in PolicyMic, Architizer, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Culture-ist, Words Without Borders, and others. She has been featured as a New York City expert blogger on Time Out New York and named one of Hotel Club's Top 20 NYC bloggers.