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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