If you’re a fan of Brooklyn 99's clever quips and witty one-liners, you’ll love these travel moments that give you the perfect excuse to whip out your memorised hoard of quotes. For those who aren’t up to date, be warned; there are spoilers to follow! Also, while the exterior shots of the 99 are actually taken in Brooklyn’s 78th precinct, the action is filmed in LA. We’re sticking to the New York theme because that’s where Jake, Amy and the gang are hanging out in our imaginations.
An All-Inclusive Cruise
Who could forget the dulcet tones of Doug Judy serenading the crowd in the cruise ship lounge? Jake and Amy’s romantic plans may have been interrupted by the Pontiac Bandit, but at the end of the day Amy still got to satisfy her appetite for activities. Challenge yourself to do every activity on board your own cruise, and don’t stop at dancing – there are surf pools, cooking classes, giant waterslides and sky diving simulators to explore across a range of cruise lines. At the end of the day, your boom boom stateroom awaits.
Ghost Tour Of Brooklyn
Every year, Boyle tries to get the station into the Halloween spirit with chaotic results. While you might not be able to time your visit around Halloween, you can still get into the spooky swing of things with a ghost tour of Brooklyn. Check out the notoriously eerie Brooklyn Bridge or wander the Bayside Cemetery, while the memory of Holt and Peralta’s yearly heist challenge lightens the mood.
Polar Bear Swim
Amy agreed to take part in a Polar Bear swim with Captain Holt and Rosa to prove she could be tough, but ended up shrieking and scampering back to dry land – until she received some urgent news and had to plunge in fully dressed. You too can prove that you’re tough enough with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, who swim every Sunday between November and April and host a special New Year’s Day swim for charity. If you dip a toe in and feel more inclined to squeal than swim, consider it the ultimate form of fandom.
More New York Travel Inspiration
Terry Jeffords loves yoghurt! And actually, Terry Crews also loves yoghurt. In the name of this gentle giant, visit one of America’s leading fro-yo chains and scoop up innovative flavours such as cupcake batter or churro, studded with amazing toppings like fruity pebbles and carob chips.
Die Hard Tour
Self-guide or join a niche tour to check out the filming location of Jake Peralta’s all-time favourite movie. Channel your inner Die Hard with a Vengeance at the Tompkins Square Park fountain or the subway entrance at 72nd and Broadway, because you know Jake has already relived every moment. After all, when Jake’s mum analysed his desire to be a cop as a need to protect everyone, his response was “Oh, that's a cool thought, but I became a cop because of "Die Hard."
“We will bond meaningfully, and that is a direct order.” - Captain Holt. Being shut up with Sully and Hitchcock may not be ideal, but there are plenty of escape rooms in New York that are engaging for groups of all ages. The standard 60 minute time limit is a bonus; Holt and Gina had to endure Hitchcock’s open-mouthed chewing for three hours.
Salty Dog Bar Brooklyn
Remember when Jake was pulling out all the stops to impress old-school cop Jimmy Brogan? He tried to prove that he measured up to Brogan’s ‘70’s ideal of a good cop by matching him drink for drink on a night out and consequently suffering from a very amusing hangover: “Let me know when he’s gone so I can slide on to the nice, cool floor”. You may not be able to drink with Peralta, but there are plenty of NYC watering holes where you can rub shoulders with New York’s Finest, including Salty Dog in Brooklyn, a sports bar that may have a fire truck parked inside but attracts uniforms of all sorts.
Foodie tour of Brooklyn
From compromising his integrity when it comes to a pie-off between Gina and Rosa, to retreating to a cheese shop to soothe his broken heart, some of Boyle’s best moments play off his foodie fetishes. New York is heaven for those that love to nosh, but heading out on a foodie tour of Brooklyn gives you the chance to image Boyle hovering nearby, ready with comments such as, “Did you know there’s a sausage you can drink?”