Tuesday, October 8, 2013
NYC guide #2 Brooklyn Bridge & Williamsburg
Part 2 of my cityguide NYC. Brooklyn. Several people told me to have a look in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. No real surprise, of course, that more and more people leave Manhattan to go to Brooklyn. Hoping to find a more affordable apartment. Well, not in Williamsburg anymore. House prices have gone up here in the last years and trendy bars, restaurants and shops are establishing quickly. We decided to walk from Nolita to the Brooklyn Bridge and cross it. It was really foggy that morning, but this gave the whole experience somewhat mysterious views (see the photo of the Statue of Liberty) After this amazing walk, we were there. We didn't feel like staying in this area of Brooklyn much longer, as there isn't really anything around so we took a taxi to Williamsburg, strolled around Bedford Avenue, Grand Street, Roebling Avenue and 1st Street. You can drink many different types of tea in Roebling Tea Room, good coffee at Variety. Go to rthis area after noon as most shops will be open then. We discovered some beautiful shops such as Bird and Commune Salon (which is actually a Japanese hairsalon but sells great gifts) We didn't have lunch nor dinner there but Rye Restaurant looked really good. If we weren't so tired, it would have been a decent walk form Williamsburg back to Nolita, but you can also take the subway :) Stay tuned for part 3!