One should perhaps not expect it, but Brooklyn stands in sharp contrast with New York City itself.
Though connected by the infamous Brooklyn Bridge, they really are 2 different worlds: NYC breathes hustle, crowds, office work (and don’t get us wrong: this really energizes us every time we visit it). Brooklyn however has the more relaxed, down-to-earth and happy atmosphere with its different and diverse neighborhoods for you to discover.
Our second trip to New York, we resided in Brooklyn, and boy did we enjoy it over there.
Here you can find our ‘Brooklyn’s 5’ : The (not so?) obvious five things to put in your agenda when visiting this sparkling city.
1. Red Hook: a hidden gem close to the vibrant heart of the Big Apple.
Think industrial warehouses, dating from 2nd half 19th and 1st part of the 20th century, combined with genuine artists popping in, doing their thing combined with great views of Manhattan.
The locals we spoke told us the plans for the construction of a subway line might change Red Hook already in the near future. So, do hurry up if you want to discover this hidden gem in its current state.
3. Smorgasburg (both in Prospect Park as in Williamsburg)