Back from first trip to NYC. Truly a remarkable city and a difficult one to experience in a week. Thankfully we centred most of our activity to Brooklyn as we were located in the Greenpoint / Williamsburg area and, although we couldn’t not take time out to visit Central Park, experience Halloween in Greenwich Village, catch a band at The Bowery Ballroom and take the Staten Island Ferry, we generally kept visits to Manhattan to a minimum, so enamoured were we with Brooklyn’s charms.
Compared to the dwarfing city across the East River, Greenpoint and Williamsburg were reassuringly scaled-down with an industrial feel that could be considered offputting by some. But after exploring we found some gems in amongst the warehouses and the area soon became a comforting respite from the chaos of Manhattan.