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    Entries in Brooklyn (21)

    Monday
    Oct082012

    L&B Spumoni Gardens - Brooklyn's Famous Sicilian Slice 

    I'm working on some huge projects right now, and excited to share more with you all soon. Days have been starting early and ending late, usually with my laptop in bed at midnight. The glamorous life of a travel writer and freelancer! But I am loving almost every minute - so I know I am doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I always make time to explore new corners of New York or else I get very grumpy. 

    I love the debate of New York pizza about best slices, best pies, and best pizza ambiance. But one place comes up time and again when it comes to the Sicilian slice - the Bensonhurst, Brooklyn landmark L&B Spumoni Gardens. It has been open since 1939 and feels like old, classic Brooklyn, a feeling that seems to be disappearing from so many places.

    The signature square Sicilian pie is the best I've had, but I loved feeling like a pizza pilgrim, trekking out on the subway, and walking to this spot. Plus we witnessed a giant fiery fight about a parking space as we left - very New York!

     

    Wednesday
    Jun202012

    The Brooklyn Promenade

    With this news and rendering released yesterday about a 10-story hotel called "1 Hotel" being built at Brooklyn Bridge Park - I don't love the design! - I wanted to revisit one of my favorite spots in the world, The Brooklyn Promenade. As you may know, I absolutely love Brooklyn Heights and lead a 1.5 hour walking tour called Brooklyn Heights 101 (used to be once a month but much less with my travel schedule). The promenade is the neighborhood's crown jewel, with the rush of cars below on the BQE, incredible views of the bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.

    My ideal evening would be walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, wandering over to the Promenade as the sun sets, dinner at Jack the Horse Tavern, Henry's End, or Siggy's, stopping by to see the Moonstruck house (oh I love Moonstruck), and ending the night on Montague Street for ice cream at Haagen-Daaz, their first retail location ever.

    Classic lampLady Liberty! You'll always see kids climbing on the sphereTake a promenade along the promenadeStay awhileWalking back to the neighborhoodPerfect Brooklyn Heights cornerMoonstruck house - 19 Cranberry StreetWalking on the Brooklyn Bridge

    Wednesday
    May022012

    Brunch at Egg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

    Egg always makes some "Best Brunch" list: see here, here, and here to start. After a late Friday night, we made the Saturday morning subway trip from our apartment to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to this aptly named, super cute spot that serves their eggs organic and local.  We took the "L" train to Bedford, walked over to Egg, waited 30 minutes (not bad for a place with notoriously long waits) and had a great brunch.  If I could eat 10 biscuits from Egg in a row and feel/look fantastic, I would have inhaled 10 of these biscuits. They're that good.

    Tuesday
    Mar132012

    New York's Famous Steakhouse, Peter Luger 

    As you all know, I'm a sucker for old New York. For Andy's birthday, we went out to one of the city's famous steakhouses, Peter Luger, in operation since 1887 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  I don't eat red meat very often, maybe once every six months. But I loved every minute of our dinner, from the decor that reminded me of beer halls in Germany, to their famous creamed spinach. A word to the wise-bring cash unless you have your Luger credit card, and call two months ahead to get the reservation time that you want. Download the Uber car service app (possibly the most useful app EVER) onto your iPhone, which will get you over the bridge and back in style. And you will have leftovers!

     

    Thursday
    Jan122012

    Jack the Horse Tavern in Brooklyn Heights

    I can't help it-I'm obsessed with corner bistros, bars, and taverns in New York. It makes me feel like I'm on a movie set or in a Norman Rockwell painting.  Just like The Little Owl, Jack the Horse Tavern has the ideal facade but it's in Brooklyn Heights, just over the Brooklyn Bridge. 

    And you can't go to Jack the Horse without a post-dinner stroll to the Brooklyn Promenade. You're also just around the corner from the "Moonstruck" house, where Cher lived with her family (19 Cranberry Street). Good food, and great happy hour at the bar too.

    Cool clocks

    The Moonstruck House

    Skyline from the Brooklyn Promenade