Summer in New York

This summer was filled with some pretty sweet adventures, one of them being a quick trip to New York. I've been to NY a handful of times and every time I go I try and stay in a new neighborhood. I'm a huge fan of Brooklyn and typically stay in that part of NY. This time around we stayed in the "hip" neighborhood of Willimasburg in Brooklyn. This part of Brooklyn is stuffed with boutiques, restaurants, markets and vintage shops. Our Airbnb was a block from one of the best streets (depending on what you like) in Willimasburg - Bedford Ave. That street has a little bit of everything, including a convenient L Train that goes directly into Manhattan. If you catch yourself in NY, do your self a favor and hop over to Brooklyn! There's so many cute neighborhoods full of things to see, eat and do!  Here are a few of my favorites spots around Brooklyn (BK) and Manhattan. 

Eats & Sips: 

  1. Traif for Dinner - BK
  2. Cheap and yummy bagels at Bagel Smith  - BK
  3. Fabulous Moroccan food at Cafe Mogador Williamsburg - BK
  4. Bedford Cheese Shop - BK
  5. Dram for a great Gin Martini - BK
  6. Mastbrothers Chocolate Store - BK

Parks:

  1. DUMBO Park/Waterfront - crazy views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Great place to bring a blanket and a picnic. 
  2. Fort Green Park - BK
  3. McCarren Park - BK
  4. The Highline in Manhattan - walk around The Highline and when your feet tire, head to Chelsea Market food hall! Gourmet snacks and food galore. (in the Meat Packing district). 
  5. The one and only Central Park in Manhattan! 

Shops: 

  1. Whisk - A fun kitchen store with every gadget known to man! - BK
  2. Adaptations NY 
  3. Eclectic Collectibles in Brooklyn 
  4. A&G Merchandise - BK
  5. Homecoming - BK

Do yourself a favor and put Brooklyn and Manhattan on your lists of places to visit! Make sure you have some time too! NY in a weekend is tough, but do able.