Sunday, June 24, 2012

NY Day 6

We were Brooklyn-bound yesterday and did not leave until we enjoyed many of the tastes and sights of this part of New York. Our first stop was the Brooklyn Flea, where my goal was to get another charm for the necklace Robby bought me at our last visit. Before we made it to the jewelry gal, though, we had to enjoy one of the many tasty delicacies at the market: a chocolate donut from Dough. This donut was unbelievable, and I'm not just saying that to make me feel better for forking out $2.50 for it. (Doesn't that get you a dozen everywhere else?) It was simply amazing, and I wish I had another one right now.

We stopped and looked at all kinds of neat vendors along the way, then finally bought my new charm: an R to go with my C initial pendant. Now my necklace is complete!

After the flea market, we strolled through Fort Greene and refreshed ourselves with a soda and a chair.
Then it was on to the biggest adventure yet: standing in line at Grimaldi's so we could finally taste what many consider the best pizza in the world. All in all it took us about two hours or so to eat, but it was worth it. This pizza was delicious, and we thought in many ways it was a step above the others we had tried.

The picture below is Grimaldi's new building, no doubt bigger to hold the masses of people that come flocking to enjoy this treat. And rumor is Grimaldi's is opening another pizzeria right next door!


After lunch, we headed to the Brooklyn Bridge park, a waterfront site that stretches 1.3 miles and contains many piers, lookout points, playgrounds, and tree-filled parks. The view of Manhattan was beautiful. While there, we had to try out the favorite ice cream shop, The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, which did not disappoint! All natural and fresh ingredients, this ice cream tasted as good as home-made. 
From there we walked into Brooklyn Heights for more views, then made our way back to the start of the Brooklyn Bridge so we could walk it.
We made it all the way, then headed to NoHo Star, a Chinese restaurant featured on Rachael Ray, whose show also featured the pizza and ice cream places already mentioned. This restaurant was good, but it wasn't my favorite. Maybe I'm just a little too accustomed to our California-Chinese food?
Then came a pivotal decision: Robby had his heart set on taking views of the Manhattan skyline at night. So...what's better than walking the Brooklyn Bridge once? Walking the Brooklyn Bridge twice! We jumped on an empty subway train and went straight back to where we had been only a couple hours before.
 Ta-daa!
Worth it? Definitely.
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2 comments:

  1. These posts are so fun! I want to eat everything you guys are eating! It looks like a very fun trip!

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  2. Awesome pictures. Whenever I do go to NY again, I really want to go to Brooklyn. You made it look really cool.

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