Escape the Big Apple: Brooklyn

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, right? Daniel is working for ING and is currently working and living in the big apple. Obviously, there is lots to do and see in the city that never sleeps. Daniel likes to escape the busy city life in Manhattan and stroll the streets of Williamsburg.

I am liking my new hometown a lot and being spring surely makes it even better. This weekend we took the metro to explore the very trendy Brooklyn. We wandered around and discovered flea markets, waterfront parks and cozy lunchrooms in Williamsburg. After that we explored Dumbo with its beautiful views on Manhattan and the bridges.

 

Talking about the bridges: walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is just one of those bucket list items that you need to cross off. And I have to say, the view is pretty nice. And by enjoying the view I mean If you make it across that is (read: don’t get hit by the bikes or one of the many selfie sticks of tourists that are coming your way..). On the other side of the bridge you can easily walk into Dumbo or take a short metro ride to Williamsburg which are now my favourite spots outside of the city.

 

 

After getting used to the city buzz of New York, Williamsburg can be very peaceful and almost feel like a village. People are not in a hurry, you can sit back and relax at the waterfront with stunning views over Manhattan and get the real spring feeling by walking around and enjoying the colourful houses and graffitis. I have to say it did feel like coming home when getting back to Manhattan but I’m sure I will be back in Brooklyn again the coming months for a welcome escape from the craziness of the city and to explore more of Brooklyn’s hidden gems!

Make sure to visit the the Artists & Fleas market to find all kinds of cool shops, visit Smorgasburg for delicious food trucks on Saturdays, having a sit-down lunch at Five Leaves or go for a sundown drink at the rooftop op Berry Park!

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