“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
Brooklyn is a place I have never visited before. Therefor this year I have decided to give it a go.
I was a bit afraid it will be slightly too hipster for me. But I had a great day. There are few things which I think everyone should explore in this cool borough.
But first of all, let me tell you about my first few minutes in Brooklyn. I didn’t really pay attention in the metro and got on the express train.
First stop was about five stations farther than my desired one. I got out somewhere on Fulton Street and it was like stepping into Run DMC video ‘It’s Tricky’.
I loved it. Especially when I was approached by a very polite gentleman. ‘Hey sweet Lady, help a brother in need. Spare a dead president for some liquid bread. Brother can’t be cold sober at 10am, that ain’t right’.
I know I should play along and say.’ You are damn right man’ but it was all too funny. True highlight of my Brooklyn trip. Seriously.
1. Brooklyn Flea Market
I simply love flea markets, but this one is something truly spectacular. Couldn’t make my mind up was it to the great atmosphere. Live music or amazing food stands all around?! This place is all about my two favourite things ever: shopping and eating! Must visit! Fish tacos are to die for.
Trendy, hip, artistic. Place to hang around for all foodies and art lovers. Gloomy and lifeless in the past. At the moment it is a place not to miss. Nightlife, chic boutiques, quirky galleries. Highly specialized bars and some amazing restaurants. If I would have to describe it in one world: vibrant.
3. Prospect Park
An amazing place to enjoy some green. Designed by Olmsted and Vaux, masterminds behind Central Park. Chill out with a book in the sun and eat on farmer’s market hosted every Saturday.
4. The Brooklyn Museum
Excellent, superb exhibitions and art on the highest level! Nothing more to add.
5. Brooklyn Bridge
We all know this outstanding piece of architecture so characteristic for NYC. You do not have to visit Brooklyn to explore it, but it had to be on my list.
6. Brooklyn Heights
Stroll around this cosy and historic neighbourhood just over Brooklyn Bridge. Admire stunning skyscrapers views of Manhattan from its waterfront promenade. And enjoy best ice cream in Brooklyn.
Net of cobblestone streets under the Manhattan Bridge. Artsy enclave, avant-garde epicenter and distinctive shopping. And the best pizza in whole Brooklyn, Grimaldi’s.
I have to admit that Brooklyn is a really zippy area worth visiting. I definitely do not regret stepping my foot out of Manhattan for a first time.