New York has always been a second home to me. I lived there in my early twenties and always wanted to move back. Unforeseen circumstances brought me back years later, and although I am currently based out of my hometown of LA, I spend a lot of time in NY…especially in Brooklyn..my favorite NY borough! I spent these past couple of weeks in NY taking meetings in Manhattan as I’m working on some cool projects, but I always find my way back to BK (Brooklyn). The eclectic mix of people, the street chic style, the quaint cafes and restaurants, the tree-lined streets, the brownstones… I can go on and on.
I have several friends in BK so I busied myself catching up with all of them. We walked the Brooklyn Bridge, ate at my most favorite spot, Speedy Romeo (you have to try the Speedy Romeo pizza OMG), watched the fireworks from my friend Sherita’s rooftop apartment for the 4th of July, went to Brooklyn Smorgasburg, and visited the Brooklyn Museum, all of which was a-maz-ing!
If you haven’t been to Brooklyn Smorgasburg, I reccommend you check it out. The location varies depending on what day of the week you go. We went on a Sunday which is located at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. It’s basically a flea market of approximately 100 local and regional food vendors with upwards of 10,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brooklyn. The food was on point and there are several grassy surrounding areas to sit and have a picnic with beautiful Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge views.
The Brooklyn Museum was my most favorite stop though! It was my first time visiting but definitely won’t be the last. A soon as you walk in you are greeted by the infamous giant, wooden KAWS sculptures by New-York based artist Brian Donnelly. They are super massive and captivating. There were so many great exhibitions too. “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” was really cool. I have been an avid sneaker collector for the better part of my life so it was interesting to learn some of the history and cultural significance behind some of the most sought after sneakers. “Basquait: The Unknown Notebooks” was intriguing. It’s the first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, featuring 160 pages of rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. My most favorite however, was the Fiale exhibit which was an arcade made of multimedia installations that are neon and glow in the dark… so much fun in there! I’m such a big kid at heart, so we played all of the games of course. Such a great day. I went with the best group of people too, so that made the experience that much more memorable and awesome!
Below is a random collage of some of the pictures I took on my trip. If you love Brooklyn as much as I do, what are some of your most favorite spots? Comment and share below so I can check them out my next visit 🙂
Til the next adventure…..