August 9, 2010

A Brooklyn Weekend

This weekend I somehow managed to contain myself to stick to (mostly) Brooklyn, with a short detour downtown to the Lower East Side and Chinatown in Manhattan. I adventured out to Coney Island and got burnt to a crisp (turns out, when you're as pale as I am, no matter how much you put on - SPF 20 just won't cut it) on the beach while sipping on coconut water and jumping into waves.







A freezing cold train car inspired a spontaneous trip into Brooklyn Heights, where we wandered the historic streets and their beautiful brownstones and watched the sunset on the east river.









And finally, last night, after being at the MTV TJ finale in support of my friend Gabi, where she won the title of MTV's first ever TJ, we ventured a few blocks from the venue to Junior's Diner, the home of the best, most legit New York Cheesecake. It was decadent. A few bites was more than enough.








I love living in Brooklyn. Its neighborhoods are so diverse and have so much history and character. If you've never been, what are your perceptions of Brooklyn? I love talking to people abroad about their ideas about New York. It seems like international media has hyped Brooklyn to be one of the best parts of New York City, and they're right.

21 comments:

  1. This looks amazing, I need to get to NY at some point! Fabulous pictures.

    S x

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  2. I think with your amazing photography and marketing skills you make the city/ Brooklyn appear to be nicer than what it might be :)

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  3. i attempt the all-brooklyn weekend, every weekend. this time i only left to go to governor's island, which i claim as part of brooklyn (i don't care what wikipedia says). if i wouldn't have been forced to take the return ferry back to manhattan, i would've pulled it off!

    i'm glad you visited b-heights.

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  4. S - you must visit!!!

    Kylie! i lovelovelove brooklyn heights. i've been over those parts a few times in the last month. next time, drinks! together! How was the show at govvies island??

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  5. govies was wonderful as always. this week's sights included trapeze artists and the queen mary 2 leaving the red hook terminal. the concert was fun, but local natives bored me right to tears.

    i'm up for a drink anytime. give me a shout next time you're in the hood.

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  6. the one time I was in NY, I was stuck in the car with my mama cause it poured down raining in Manhattan. That was my taste of NYC, the rest of my trip was upstate. I need to get back. This looks like a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I just had my first Junior's experience. My date and I went late at night and I got a whole 6" strawberry cheesecake, which is still in my fridge! I was really disappointed that there was no graham cracker crust :/

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  8. I love your photos, I sure miss the BK ... many fridays spent with vena cava and good Peruvian food :)

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  9. oh lord. i used to live 5 blocks from junior's.. it's so fucking heavenly. the carrot cake cheese cake is my faveeee.

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  10. I can almost taste the NY cheesecake. Mmm. Juicy syrupy strawberries, dripping over creamy cheesecake *Drool* You rock!

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  11. these are beautiful, beautiful pics you've taken, amazing, you've really caputred the heart of brooklyn. the streets and houses, covered by greenery was the first thing I loved about brooklyn when visiting.

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  12. i'm glad you all like the pictures so much!! and of course... the cheesecake. what's not to like about cheesecake?

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  13. The pics are great, you are such a superb photographer! Next time I'll be in New York, I definitely visit Brooklyn!!

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  14. The pics are great, you are such a superb photographer! Next time I'll be in New York, I definitely visit Brooklyn!!

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  15. oh lord. i used to live 5 blocks from junior's.. it's so fucking heavenly. the carrot cake cheese cake is my faveeee.

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  16. This looks amazing, I need to get to NY at some point! Fabulous pictures.

    S x

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