A 6-Hour Walk Through Brooklyn Along the East River

On the first day of Spring with clear, sunny skies and temperatures soaring at 80 degrees I asked myself: “How good of a walker am I anyway?” To answer, I set up a plan to walk all day and as far as I can and capture the sights and scenes of the city. I started in Williamsburg and walked along the East River all the way to Red Hook waterfront.

First stop — Domino Park, packed with visitors and residents enjoying the sun

Now, that would make a perfect Container Store
At Naval Cemetery Landscape, a beautiful tiny park by Navy Yard
For a quick bite, Navy Yard’s food court offers a few options
Time to refuel

At Russ & Daughters‘ Navy Yard outpost, hand-crafting delicious breads

Down the hall, one of my favorite breweries – Transmitter Brewing offering craft ales
Walking South I found myself in Vinegar Hill (one of best-kept secrets) – a small pocket of a neighborhood as quaint and quiet as it can be in NYC

Walking towards Dumbo
Arriving in Dumbo, I found hundreds of people back again at Instagrammers’ favorite spot
Not everyone has time to brunch all day
Pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park
In Brooklyn Heights, quiet defiance
Finally arriving to Red Hook (somehow I always end up here during sunset)
One of my most favorite bookstores – focusing on books about New York City, Freebird Books & Goods, looks like a magic room on sunset
Is that an art show opening at “Peninsula Art Space” on Van Brunt St.?
… And a sidewalk concert at “Record Shop” on Van Brunt St. — a perfect way to end the day

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