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Known for being the land of brownstones and baby strollers, Park Slope doesn't necessarily spring to mind as a budget destination. But if you venture into the neighborhood on a weekend, you'll be pleasantly surprised. First, fuel up by eating the best damn nachos that New York City has to offer. That's right, go to Pork Slope and order up a small tray for 8 bucks (trust me, unless there's four of you, a small will be sufficient) and a Six Point for five bucks. After tip, you'll still be left with $4. But what to do? Well, I recommend heading up to 7th Avenue where you can check out the weekend flea market at PS 321, where, who knows? You might just get lucky enough to find a double album of the two classic Lerner & Lowe musicals, Gigi and My Fair Lady for three dollars. With that treasure under your arm, go on up to Prospect Park and explore the crown jewel of Olmsted & Vaux (rhymes with fox). Make sure to go to the Vale of Cashmere, because, well, cashmere. It's beautiful in theory and in reality. Enjoy.
Pork Slope; 247 5th Avenue, Park Slope
PS 321; 180 7th Avenue, Park Slope