Last Saturday we found ourselves at a free evening concert over in Brooklyn. Tom had been at a choir rehearsal earlier in the day, and discovered that a group of friends were going on to Prospect Park to hear the Kronos Quartet, so we decided to join them.
Another recent visitor from England saw us hitting the tourist trail with a vengeance. As a first time visitor to NYC she had a long list of must-sees, and we were happy to offer the benefit of our experience of the city too. It was lovely to reconnect whilst seeing the sights, and her interests meant that we had some new experiences as well as revisiting old favourites.
Back in NYC after a fairly epic cross-country trip, we celebrated the weekend by going for some beers with a friend visiting from the UK. She was interested in taking a tour of the Brooklyn brewery, and as we had never been there either it seemed like a good idea all round. Continue reading →
What better way to spend the afternoon of Boxing Day than by going for a walk? Particularly if that walk takes in an array of extravagant Christmas lights. Following a friend’s recommendation we headed out to deepest Brooklyn to see the Dyker Heights displays, which turned out to be well worth the trip.
Tornados and trips to Ikea aside, last weekend saw us enjoying a surfeit of art. The Go Brooklyn Art project involved hundreds of artists around the borough opening their studios to the public, and we set out to visit as many as we could fit in.
As the result of a slightly tedious and more than a little vexatious chain of events we find ourselves in a second temporary apartment. That is about as far as my complaint goes however, as whilst our previous apartment was very pleasant this one is absolutely lovely:
Another hot and sunny weekend and so to another museum. Whilst we’re living in Brooklyn it makes sense to see as many of the local attractions as we can, so we decided to visit the New York Transit Museum to learn all about the subway system.
We only discovered that Brooklyn has a winery because my mother spotted an article in the Times and emailed to tell me about it (thanks Mum!). This sounded like too good a thing to miss, and having now been there we can thoroughly recommend it.