Part of my affection towards this borough stems from how easy it is to get most places. Via bike (my favorite), subway, or the jeep, it's a central enough spot, and seems to have a never ending view of the Manhattan skyline. The people here tend to take biking seriously, so there have been plenty of efforts to add greenways and protected bike paths with more in the works. Quite a contrast to relying on a vehicle to transport me around in California.
It has some of my favorite spots to hang out in DUMBO, Park Slope, Ft. Greene, Williamsburg, Red Hook, and Greenpoint which have unique shops, cafes, boutiques, people, parks and neighborhoods that are the perfect environment for the exploratory side of my personality to get lost, wonder, and dream. There is still so much to explore here, and this my friends, is what excites me the most.
It's a foodies haven. Oh yeah. So far, the best culinary creations have been in Brooklyn's smaller, slightly hidden gems. Astoria and other parts of Queens have had some luscious places too. I love the general vibe of creativity that floats in the air here and the energy of the city. The transitions of real seasons is a beautiful thing to witness. This was my second fall season living in New York and definitely my favorite. I can't help but feel like it's a new beginning when I see the rebirth of trees, decorated in vibrant greens, yellows and reds. This has been an incredible first year.
On that note, I wanted to share a few shots I have taken around and about Brooklyn.
|Brooklyn Bridge Park|
|View from DUMBO|
|Nighttime Bazaar @ Dekalb Market|