Brooklyn Journals

Two Boroughs in One Day!

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A May 2007 trip to Brooklyn by ripplefan2

Brooklyn Bridge Photo, Brooklyn, New York More Photos
Quote: The best way to experience two of the greatest boroughs New York has to offer.

Two Boroughs in One Day!

Overview

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With tons of things to do and the views form the water, Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Bridge, and The South Street Seaport are a combination of things that go really well together.

Quick Tips:

Grab yourself a Village Voice and see what is happening around the Brooklyn Heights area, otherwise, just start strolling.

Best Way To Get Around:

Take the 2/3/4/5 trains to Borough Hall in Brooklyn. You will be on Montague Street in front of the Town Hall. Then walk west towards the city. Swing a right on Henry and walk south to the bridge and start the adventure.

Grimaldi's

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Restaurant

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If you are looking for the best pizza place in New York, please, looking no further. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (www.grimaldis.com/brooklyn.htm) located under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn is amazing. No matter what time of day you get there, you will be waiting on line. While on line, the owner will walk by and ask how many you are, trying to see if he can squeeze in a couple here or there. I would suggest going with no more the four people because larger tables are harder to come by and you will wait longer. Also, bring cash with you because they accept nothing but it and there really aren’t ATM’s around. When you finally enter this small re...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2007

Grimaldi's
19 Old Fulton St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 858-4300

Seaport Café

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Restaurant | "Seaport Cafe"

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Located right next to the entrance to the South Seaport Mall, this quaint little outdoor restaurant is phenomenal. The Seaport Cafe is perfect after the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge or just to leer at the passerbys and the surroundings. The food is actually quite good even though the atmosphere seems a bit off. When you enter, every table resembles someones back yard and a picnic setup. But don't let this throw you off because the food is great. But the best part of this place is the happy hour. Running from 3pm-7pm, the happy hour has some of the strongest Margaritas I have ever had. Running about $5, the Margaritas are out of this world. When happy hour isn't happening, the price is around ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2007

Seaport Café
89 South St. - Pier 17
New York, New York
(212) 964-1120

Brooklyn Bridge

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Attraction

Brooklyn Bridge Photo, Brooklyn, New York
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As you approach the bridge from Brooklyn Heights side, head down Henry Street and you will see an underpass with cars heading through and people walking by. Head that way and swing a right at the first street and you will see a set of stairs leading up to the bridge. After ascending the two dozen or so stairs to the walking path, the beauty of the view on both New York and Brooklyn. Plus, you get the view of the East River, The Manhattan Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, and the everything else located south and north of Manhattan. It's kind of odd to be walking on the wooden planked walkway in the center of this bridge while cars zip by a lightning speeds below you. The center posts hold...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

Brooklyn Bridge
Access At Tillary Street And Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY

Montague Street

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Story/Tip

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“I lived with him on Montague Street, in a basement down the stairs;There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air.”Bob Dylan really explained the feeling that Montague Street in Brooklyn really has. Located right in the heart of Brooklyn Heights near the Brooklyn Bridge, Montague Street is great. Filled with restaurants and bars and little whole in the wall stores, this neighborhood is unsurpassed. When you get off of the 2/3/4/5/M trains at Borough Hall, you are right at the start of Montague Street. There are something like ten different banks in a two block radius, allowing for any consumer not to have an excuse. After the string of banks, the restaurants and bars open...Read More