Hi lovelies! It's time to continue with my NY photo diary. On day 6 we went to the other side of the river and visited Brooklyn (1). Brooklyn is an unexpectedly big and stretched out area with many different neighborhoods, some nice, some not so nice. So, my advice to you would be: do a little research before going there!
We started our day near Prospect Park, a neighborhood where several celebrities such as Anne Hathaway live. Sadly, I didn't see any celebs, but I did spot an extremely colourful house! (2) We walked down the second 5th Avenue (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). There are two 5th Avenue's in NY; one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn one is much less expensive and gave me the feeling I was walking in a typical American village. Coca Cola truck? Check. Old school fire engine? Check. I drank a delicious hot apple cider at Trois Pommes (3, 4), a cute patisserie which sold special Oscar Cookies, because the Oscars were on tv that weekend! Aren't they cute? I ate Robert de Niro haha (5). I bought an adorable arrow necklace (click here to see my NY haul video!) at the vintage shop Beacon's Closet (12). We then took the subway to neighborhood Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), which reminded me of the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. We had pizza for lunch at the famous Grimaldi's (13) which was located right under Brooklyn Bridge. It is said to be one of the best pizzeria's in NY and I can't deny it: the pizza was very very good! We walked through the Brooklyn Bridge Park, I did a little jump (14) under the Brooklyn Bridge and I went back in time doing a spin on Jane's Carousel (15). I definitely recommend you going there, it's fantastic!
In the afternoon we took the subway to Williamsburg, another neighborhood in Brooklyn. I had read a lot about this area and many magazines mentioned that Williamsburg was the new 'place to be'. Well, to be honest, we did not at all experience this. I guess we went to the wrong side or it just wasn't our cup of tea, because all we saw were filthy streets, run-down buildings, heaps of rubbish and a lot of graffiti. Eventually we ended up in an orthodox Jewish neighborhood. All the men there wore black long coats and black hats; they all looked alike which really gave my brother and I the creeps! We somehow reached the riverside where we took the ferry back to Dumbo. The extreme cold made us all shiver, but that didn't stop me from taking some magical shots (16, 17, 18, 19)! There is definitely no better combination than the Manhattan skyline and a sunset! Can you discover Staten Island in photo 18? All in all, day 6 was an interesting, strange but fun day!
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