I thought I'd kick off my NYC posts with a few photos of the Brooklyn neighbourhood where we based ourselves during our city visit. The apartment we rented was located in Brooklyn Heights, and we spent quite a bit of our time exploring the area and wandering into the charming surrounding suburbs. Brunch in Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill quickly became part of our holiday rhythm, and we discovered some gorgeous cafe's* in the process.
These picturesque Brooklyn streets, lined with elegant trees and beautiful historic brownstones, have such a quaint village-esque feel, I'd often find myself forgetting that such an enormous concrete jungle was only a ten minute train ride away. I'd soon be reminded though, when we reached the promenade at the end of our street and were met with the most breathtaking views of lower Manhattan.
If we were lucky enough to spend a year in New York, we would most definitely set ourselves up in Brooklyn. This place will always have a little piece of my heart.
* I'm going to compile a series of our favourite New York Cafe's... all of them really deserve a whole post to themselves!