Brooklyn was the first part of New York – not consindering JFK – we saw. We took a cab to our airbnb flat – where we had a lovely stay – and straight went to the grocery store. On the way down the street I had the chance to see the lovely houses closer and I really fell in love with them.
The grocery store was very intresting for me as a foreinger because our German stores are different to the American ones. For example there are thousand different kinds of tomato sauce or oats!
To fight the jetlag I forced my family to go to the Brooklyn Bridge to walk and around stay awake. In order to get there we had to buy tickets (obviously).
I want to mention this because were really lucky that at our train station was a really funny and friendly lady who helped us out by telling us which card and train to take.
We took the train to High Street and walked around in DUBMO and Brooklyn Bridge Park. We didn’t do much since we all wanted to lay down but it was wonderful to see the sun going down behind the Brooklyn Bridge,the skycrapers of Manhattan, the Street Art, people laying down on the grass and sitting in cute places. I really recommend going to Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO even though you’re staying in Manhattan. It is a more calm place and very artsy. There are a lot of little fancy shops and cafés or – if you don’t want to go shopping – you could just lay down on the grass and have a wonderful view and maybe a picnic or a pizza!