We were in NY in July and posted about our romps through Central Park and the South Street Seaport here. We also spent a few days in Brooklyn. Here are our recs about where to play, eat and explore.
We'll find ourselves missing NY and when we visit, there are so many new places to see but we also return to our favorite spots. The photo below is at Brooklyn Bridge Park, from a year ago. The photo above was taken this past summer, totally unstaged. The little boy immediately went over to the same exact perch. You can see how the baby doubled in size and the boy doesn't have to step on the guard rail anymore to look over the top.
The carousel is a painstakingly restored 1920s carousel, in a glass box.
Here is the view from a horse.
With two small kids, I can't handle the lines at Grimaldi's or Juliana's so we walked a few blocks to Love & Dough.
Great pizza! We had the margherita and the truffle cream and prosciutto.
Afterwards, we had dessert and drinks at One Girl Cookies.
picnic at smorgasburg
We stopped by the Williamsburg Smorgasburg. Below - mango flowers as big as his head...
Having a drink and watching the procession on Bedford Ave...
I read this article about the Bushwick Collective and really wanted to see it in person. It is an outdoor street art gallery spanning several blocks and Joseph Ficalora has become the inadvertent curator. According to the Times, Ficalora grew up in Bushwick and his father was murdered on those streets in 1991. He has played a central role in the Collective that has transformed the main thoroughfares of the neighborhood for its residents.
a sunday in brooklyn
Noon mass at St. Augustine's in Park Slope.
We had lunch at the Greenwood Park Beer Garden.
My son discovers bocce at Greenwood Park.
'Til next time, New York...
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