Labor Day weekend tends to be bittersweet for a lot of reasons, and chief among them is that sad, privately embarrassing realization that you forgot to take a real vacation (or at least get out of town) all summer. But even if you only start your planing today, it's not too late.
Brooklyn is close to a lot of stuff, after all, and whether you've actually got your own car, are relegated to places you can get to by train or Greyhound, or just don't feel like leaving the borough at all, you can still get away for the weekend. Breathe some slightly cleaner air, eat some seafood, maybe even see some swimming ponies. You'll be better for it, we promise.