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Step 44 - How Do You See Yourself?
photo by http://www.wdkproductions.com/ I wonder what kind of picture of yourself do you have in your own mind? I’m not asking about the one you present to the world, but about the real ...

Walk with me, Part 4 – Nolita
Nolita is right next to Soho and I was thinking of putting these two walks together – and you could do that of course – but there are just too many things to explore in each neighborhood s...

Step 43: Have the Courage to Stand Alone
Photo by wdkproductions.com I heard this sentence: “Have the courage to stand alone”, spoken by Brene Brown in a conversation with Marie Forleo a few weeks ago, and it keeps ringing in ...

Walk with Me, Part 3 – Soho
  Soho is one of my favorite places in NY. And it’s not because of the fancy stores (I don’t have the desire to buy a Chanel bag, I want someone to give me that bag for free.) It's...

Step 42 – How do we not go crazy?
It’s very easy to go crazy in NY. It’s way too easy. That’s why at some point, you have to slow down and ask yourself how your mind is doing. There are a few different ways I ...

Step 41 – Close the Open Tabs
I recently noticed that everyone, including myself, says, “OMG, this month passed by so fast! Where did the time go?” And I feel that every year we say it more often. Have you noticed th...

The Bridges of Madison County - A Cautionary Tale
I’ve been coming back to old movies recently and watched one of my favorite movies of all time – “The Bridges of Madison County” with my favorite actress, Meryl Str...

Brooklyn vs. Manhattan
It’s funny how Manhattan and Brooklyn are different, even though they are only a river away. They are actually just one subway stop away (which is a few minutes’ distance). A lot of peop...

Women’s Surf Film Festival
I finally attended Women’s Surf Film Festival that took place at Rockaway Beach Surf Club on the last Friday and Saturday of July. I didn’t see all the movies (they’re mostly short...

Birthday
35 years ago, a miracle happened and I came into this world. And everything changed. I’m kidding. Nothing changed, except for the fact that the world got a bit confused. When I was a little ...

Yelp & Health
If you are running a restaurant business in NYC, you always fear of two things: Health Department and Yelp reviews. Health Department comes to a restaurant once a year and checks everything &ndash...

Racism Is Still Alive
I just had a chance to watch a new movie called “Crown Heights” and I must say it was a really painful screening for me. Had I watched it back in Poland, I would probably look at it as j...

Come For A Walk With Me, Part 2: Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park

added: 2017-08-09 , category: Discover NY

This is definitely one of my favorite walks in NY and it always makes me fall in love with NY again. Take the F train and get off at York St. station in Brooklyn. You’re in Dumbo now (I wrote about Dumbo alreadyhere), go down Jay Street to the river and stop by Brooklyn Roasting Company Coffee shop and grab something to drink or eat. Then go further towards the river and walk under Manhattan bridge. Go along the river and  you’ll find yourself in a great spot between two bridges – Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. You can sit and relax there (people often have their lunch break over there), or move along the river towards Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll pass the famous Jane’s Carousel and will finally get to Brooklyn Heights – a great picture spot with a Manhattan skyline view. There is also a famous Grimaldi pizza a few steps away and great ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory(one scoop is plenty, so don’t get carried away, but still I added caramel). There is also the beloved tourist’s spot, Shake Shack (a burger place). You can still walk along the river or turn to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can lay down or walk on a relatively new pass and take a picture from above. Brooklyn Bridge Park offers a lot during summertime (e.g. free kayaking every Saturday morning or free movies on Thursday night, check it out brooklynbridgepark.com). This walk is amazing, because you get everything – river, bridges, ice cream and Manhattan skyline. You don’t need anything more.

 

P.S. If you don’t feel like eating pizza or a burger, there is my favorite salad place Sweetgreen in Dumbo or just  bring your own food with you.

 

Brooklyn Ice Cream Company



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