On the last day of my trip to New York, I decided to visit Brooklyn, since I’d never been before and I’d heard that it’s really different than Manhattan and was worth checking out. I ended up mostly walking around Williamsburg — I know that this invites a knee-jerk “lol hipsters” reaction, but I really found it quite delightful. Does that make me a hipster? Do I care?
For quieter people like myself, being in Manhattan is amazing and exciting, but a bit of a sensory overload. When I got off the subway in Brooklyn, I felt a bit more sane again. In a way, it felt more like Toronto to me — still definitely city-like, but more spread out and laid back. I definitely want to check out more of Brooklyn to see what it’s like beyond the super trendy and hipstery part. You know, for science.
Speaking of New York, a crazy-ass hurricane is currently heading that way (and toward the east coast in general) right now. Stay safe, east coasters!
I do hope everything’s okay over there, what with Sandy. Oh, and Happy Halloween! :) I did enjoy your pictures, especially the ones featuring your “new friend” and that seemingly thirst quenching iced tea.
Thanks, Anna! Here in Toronto we weren’t really affected — some trees were knocked down and some people lost power for a little while, but nothing really compared to New York and the surrounding area. Happy (now belated) Halloween to you, too!
Andrea also raves about this place and I missed it again on this trip. I too stayed in Brooklyn with friends for the first time ever, and I loved it. Found it really relaxing and interesting, and makes for a nice break from Manhattan as you say! Great photos :>
Aw, well, maybe next time! I totally stumbled upon that place accidentally since I went to Brooklyn on my last day in NYC with absolutely no plan or destinations picked out. Luckily, it turned out well! I stayed in Manhattan (Chelsea) on this trip, but I’m definitely considering staying somewhere in Brooklyn next time, for my own sanity. haha. And thanks! :D