Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brooklyn's Small Town Charms

I grew up in Bayside, Queens, and occasionally made trips in to Brooklyn. When my daughter Christina was born, our Doctor was in Brooklyn and we would go for an appointment followed by a delicious lunch at one of the many cafes in that neighborhood. As I have mentioned before, my dream is for our entire family to make a trip to NYC before Christmastime so that they can experience the extravagant Christmas displays at that time of year. Well, any time of year could do, but unfortunately we have no solid plans. Of course, Manhattan hotels are the most expensive, so I have thought about the lesser cost of staying in a different borough.
I also have noticed on various shows on the Cooking Channel or Food Network that Brooklyn eateries are very often highlighted. Martha Stewart once featured the Brooklyn Flea on her show, and I thought that I had never seen such an awesome flea market in my life.
My friend Nancy grew up in Brooklyn and loved a place called Spumoni Gardens and I even saw a clip about that place on the Food Network. So now I am thinking that Brooklyn would be the place to stay. This months Country Living magazine had a large article highlighting shops and restaurants and bakeries which only confirmed that this was a magical place indeed. There was even a map highlighting the specific neighborhoods and places to go and visit!
Click on this link or the pictures above to read the article


  1. Looks amazing! I love a good find :) I also love love love nyc.

  2. I think Brooklyn has come a loooong way. I have also noticed tons of people on the Food Network raving about it. You could also go craft with the Etsy people while you are there :)

  3. My son lives in Brooklyn and loves it. It's the place to be now for the young, creative, artsy crowd. Great shops, restaurants, cultural opportunities, etc. I'd love to go there one day myself!

  4. I think that would be an awesome trip!