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Brandon Perlman
OF 7

Brooklyn Boulders

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What It Is: New York’s first strictly rock-climbing venue, housed in an 18,000-square-foot warehouse space in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, opened this fall.

The Scene: There’s a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge arches for beginners and intermediates, and inverse walls and a stalactite for experts. For kids there’s a lesson area.

What to Book: It’s open late (till 10 p.m; midnight on Friday and Saturday), and a DJ spins on Friday nights ($20 for the day; memberships from $85 per month).

Sweat Factor: 3