This is my last NYC piece. Thank goodness you must be thinking. 😉 Enough with NYC.
But I saved the best for last. Alix took me to Brooklyn on one of my last days in NYC. I was so excited to see DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge, the Smorgasburg food market and Park Slope.
I can’t put my finger on it but I got a great vibe in Brooklyn. The next time I go to NYC – I’m going to stay in Brooklyn and commute into the city. I was lucky this time. I was able to crash at Alix’s flat but next time I won’t have the luxury of free accommodation. I need to do some research on Brooklyn bed and breakfasts in the future. Does anyone have some good spots they’d recommend?
I already have plans to check out the new Rough Trade NYC shop, spend some more time learning about Brooklyn neighbourhoods and getting lost in a smaller space.
At one point Alix and I stood at DUMBO and looked over the river at the NYC skyline. I said to Alix, ‘Gosh I wonder what it must have been like seeing that skyline the day of 9/11?’. It was a very moving moment.
It was a great day just walking around, chatting, having drinks and taking in a lower key Brooklyn. I especially loved travelling under water to get to Brooklyn from Manhattan. Next time – I walk the Brooklyn Bridge!
Gosh I miss it.