Comedian, author, co-host of the podcast “2 Dope Queens”, and Brooklyn-dwelling rising star Phoebe Robinson graced the cover of Here Magazine Issue 6 and we can’t get enough. Ahead of the release of her latest book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, Robinson sat down with writer Marjon Carlos to talk everything from credit card debt to the Women’s March. In her interview, Robinson shares the story of moving to New York City from Ohio for college, complete with all the expected trials and tribulations (cockroach in the kitchen very much included).
Below, find some of Robinson’s favorite Brooklyn recommendations, from no-frills tacos to fancy-pants riverside restaurants. A truly dope Brooklyn experience awaits.
"Sure, this is on the list for sentimental reasons. It's the place where the "2 Dope Queens" podcast took off. But more than that, it's such a chill place to hang. There's bocce ball, which I had to learn how to play via YouTube videos for a date (lol), good food, and beer and no ignorant people. And every night of the week, there is some show going on whether it's comedy or a DJ-set."
"My family and I used to work at a flea market when I was growing up as a kid, so da fleas (no one calls them that) hold a special place in my heart. I really love this one because you can get all kinds of cool stuff there. For instance, MadGoodVintage has a shop and I got this one of a kind Lenny Kravitz letter jacket. But ya know what? Even if you don't feel like shopping, it's a great place to just walk around, people watch and enjoy a cup of coffee."
"It goes without saying that museums are awesome. I've been going to them since I moved to NYC 17 years ago. Love, love this place. Haven't gotten up the courage to go during one of their First Saturdays events. Crowds scare me sometimes."
"Not to be morbid, but this cemetery is pretty tight. It's beautiful, sprawling, and a good place to go for a stroll when you want to be alone with your thoughts. Plus it's free, which in expensive-ass NY is amazing."
"Literally one of my favorite spots to eat in Park slope. Only been around six years, but it's leaving its mark. The food is incredible (I love the dumplings). Get a reservation!"
"My favorite taco place in NYC. No frills; just the real deal."
"It's my new fancy pants restaurant. Recently went there to celebrate a girl friend's birthday and the three of us had the time of our lives. Amazing food, incredible service, and the view of the water cannot be beat."
"Nature, honey! I love relaxing there, sometimes there are concerts, you run around, play in the park, whatever you want."