Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Brooklyn, we go hard.

Aside from Los Angeles, New York City is one of my favorite places in the world, and of the many times I have traveled there, not once did I venture to Brooklyn...until the last time I was there. Per the request of my friend, Natalie, who I traveled with, we set off the the Brooklyn bridge for an afternoon walk across it from Manhattan, where I realized what a beauty not only the bridge is, but also the view looking back on Manhattan. The bridge is 1.3 miles long, giving plenty of opportunities to see the surrounding scenery from many different angles. 

We trekked across it in the blazing August afternoon heat, which I would absolutely not recommend!  I definitely enjoyed most looking back towards the Manhattan skyline...seeing it from the Brooklyn bridge is incomparable to seeing it from any other viewpoint in the city. Brooklyn itself was interesting to see. Sneakers thrown over telephone wires, urban basketball courts, and even a different attitude among the people. 

Walking so much opened our appetites. I had heard many great things about Grimaldi's Pizzeria as a Brooklyn hotspot once you cross the bridge, unfortunately the line was way too long and we were way too hungry so we ate at Ignazio's Pizzeria. I've held a litle regret not trying Grimaldi's, so I am impatiently waiting for the LA location to open this summer! Beautiful sights, an afternoon workout, urban culture, and delicious food...why people don't take advantage of this New York City sight is beyond me.

No comments:

Post a Comment