Say Hello to Brooklyn!

“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’.

Brooklyn Streets Brooklyn Attractions

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.

Brooklyn Attractions!

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.

Brooklyn Flea Market Brooklyn Attractions

2. Williamsburg

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.

Williamsburg Brooklyn Attractions

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.

Prospect Park Brooklyn Attractions

4. The Brooklyn Museum

Excellent, superb exhibitions and art on the highest level! Nothing more to add.

Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Attractions

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.

Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Attractions

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.

Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Attractions

7. Dumbo

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.

Brooklyn Attractions Dumbo

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5 thoughts on “Say Hello to Brooklyn!

  1. April

    I love flea markets and with the description you just mentioned, I am very interested to check out Brooklyn Flea Market. I am excited about the food they have along with the live band for entertainment. How I love to visit Brooklyn soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Antoinette

    I’m glad people like you appreciate Brooklyn and show it very well in this post :) Great overview of the borough. I always enjoy reading travelers’ views and perspectives of New York, Brooklyn especially. It’s so hard to get my own friends to hang out with me in Brooklyn, unless of course if it’s rock climbing (Brooklyn Boulders).

  3. Koren

    I love your funny description of BK! Great photos. I have to admit, I only live across the water from Brooklyn and don’t make it there nearly as much as I should! So much cool stuff there!
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    • Indeed, I myself have been first time and had a nice time, will be back next time when I’m in NYC!

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