Sunday, April 28, 2013
Chillin' in Brooklyn
Well we weren’t exactly chillin’. We must have trekked over 15 miles by foot and many more by cab in three days. Our hotel, located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn just over the bridge from Queens, was part of an industrial area currently being revamped. Interesting graffiti was everywhere.
We ate mouth-watering New York style pizza, and warm, doughy, fresh bagels which were only a short walk away.
Propect Park was a pleasant afternoon trip where my sons played baseball with their Dad. This beautiful park was designed and built by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Central Park in Manhattan. People were jogging, walking dogs, playing with Frisbees, picnicking and relaxing under the cherry blossoms.
The Greenpoint Ferry was only a few minutes from our hotel whose stops included midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the artsy area known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). We walked the bridge, saw Manhattan’s City Hall and walked over to the Woolworth Building which was built and paid for in cash. The boys rode Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We explored the DUMBO neighborhood, had frozen yogurt at Pinkberry and also walked over the Williamsburg Bridge.
And the boys enjoyed attending both a Yankees game and a Mets game.
Brooklyn Part 2 trip hopefully in August…with a day at Coney Island!