So here we have the third instalment of my ‘NYC Diaries’. Brooklyn was a no-brainer for me as I’d heard so many great things about it. It may have been an overcast rainy day when we explored Brooklyn but it was fun all the same. Phill and I took the subway to Brooklyn, had a nosey around some independent stores before lunching at Grimaldi’s Pizza and walking back to Manhattan via the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
Whilst it would have been wonderful for the skies to be clear and the sun to be out, visiting Brooklyn and walking the bridge during a dull March day had its own charm. And a big shout-out to Grimaldi’s Pizza, who served us the best pizza I’ve had in a long long time (maybe even ever). In my NYC research this place popped up time and again as a must-visit. I assumed it would be a take-out joint which sold by the slice but there are three floors to Grimaldi’s and ordering whole pizzas is the only option. There are no side order options and you have to pay by cash. It’s safe to say I liked the no-nonsense style of Grimaldi’s! I ordered my pizza with black olives and devoured my entire half of the pizza.
With full bellies we made the short trip to the Brooklyn Bridge and took ages walking the entire length, stopping to take photos and do a little vlogging. It really is an amazing structure and something to behold. It first opened in 1883! As well as being a New York City Landmark it is also a National Historic Landmark. And it’s one busy bridge – with tourists, commuters and runners crossing it whilst we were there. I can only imagine how busy it gets at summer. As we crossed the bridge we just about made out the Statue of Liberty in the distance. The fact you couldn’t see the top of the buildings due to the misty skies made the walk really atmospheric. This was a real highlight of our trip.