After a lifelong love affair with NYC, I finally made the jump and moved here in January this year. While I'd always dreamed of the hustle & bustle of Manhattan, when the time came to make the leap, all of my friends had migrated out to Brooklyn. So when I started looking for an apartment, Brooklyn felt like a no-brainer.
I like to think of Brooklyn as Manhattan's equally chic but a bit more subdued twin sister. The food and culture is equally excellent, but with bigger closets and more room to breathe (but still no in-unit washer/dryers). While I still make the pilgrimage into Manhattan multiple times per week for nights out and fabulous dinners I can't afford, I've come to appreciate Brooklyn for all it has to offer.
Consider me your Elsie Green NYC correspondent, reporting live from Brooklyn. And consider this your guide to everyone's new favorite borough. Give it a try on your next trip to New York, and thank me later.
Where to Eat
Daigo Sushi Roll Bar
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Shelsky's Smoked Fish
Frankies 457 Spuntino
House of Small Wonder
Little Cupcake Bakeshop Brooklyn
Where to Drink
What to See
Prospect Park Boat House
Fort Greene Park
The view from the Q train going into Manhattan
What to Do
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Books are Magic
A long walk through Boerum Hill to see brownstones
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Nets Game
Brewery hop in Red Hook
Any & all rooftop bars
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