I’m a born and raised New Yorker, but even having lived here my whole 25 years of life, I still get amazed at this magnificent city that I am fortunate enough to work and play in every day.
The city of New York is a one-of-a-kind wonder; a destination that provides so much to see and do. From the landmarks and monuments, tourist attractions and hidden gems, to the food, the parks, the views, the street art… there’s beauty everywhere!
It’s actually overwhelming.
Even just picking which one of the five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island) to explore on any given day can be a tough decision.
So let’s just start with Brooklyn.
You can explore some of these fantastic neighborhoods, such as DUMBO (which actually stands for Down Under the Manhattan Brooklyn Overpass), Red Hook, Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens, or Park Slope, just to name a few.
Eat at Smorgasburg — a flea food market that is the mecca of delicious, New York-based, food vendors all in one place, with a view of the Manhattan skyline perfect for photo-ops. Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and explore the Japanese garden. Sip a brew from Brooklyn Brewery, hang out with the hipsters in a boutique coffee shop, or just wander around admiring some of the beautiful street art.
Get inspired to visit.
Here are 15 of my personal photos from wandering and exploring Brooklyn, that I hope will INSPIRE you to visit sometime soon.
Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.