Brooklyn

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

New Obsession: Cobble Hill

If community gardens and incredibly cute alleys are your thing, then I can see promising potential in our future friendship. Cobble Hill, a quiet neighborhood near Downtown Brooklyn, is teeming with aesthetic appeal. This small town also has the surprising ability to turn a bad […]

Exploring  DUMBO

Exploring DUMBO

I’m quite certain many people don’t even know what DUMBO’s acronym stands for: Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Back when Brooklyn was becoming the hyped up scene it is today, (for hipsters and trust-fund babies anyway), Dumbo seemed to be the first neighborhood everyone […]

A  Day  in  Coney  Island

A Day in Coney Island

This place is my escape; the island I run off to, (when Tahiti is simply not an option). Located on Brooklyn’s most southern point and just a short subway ride away is Coney Island. Whenever I play tour guide for my friends, I tell them […]

An  Ode  to  Bensonhurst

An Ode to Bensonhurst

This is my hometown. It shelters me and encourages me to see beyond the surfacing peripheries. I hear her many sweet dialects and tongues, from the babbling toddlers of Seth Low to the bustling shouts of 86th Street’s bazaar. Where Latin pop muffles alongside Italian […]

Autumnal Prospect Park

Autumnal Prospect Park

I spent my very lazy Sunday afternoon wandering Prospect Park. After finding the Audubon Center, I climbed my way to the balcony and found this spectacular view of vibrant foliage framing the Lullwater Bridge. Near Boulder Bridge, I found a bed of massive leaves; multi-colored […]

Carroll Gardens in October

Carroll Gardens in October

With nearly every brownstone decorated for All Hollow’s Eve, it was hard to not get into the spirit of it. I don’t celebrate Halloween myself, but I keep with the Americanized tradition of ‘This is the Time of Year You Get Spooked for Kicks’. Though […]

Atlantic Antic 2017

Atlantic Antic 2017

Atlantic Avenue’s annual ode to the diverse cultures and communities of our beloved Brooklyn has once again delivered on its word. From my left, a Cuban band loudly sings as lingering notes of amor and corazón resound. On my right, a kindly Rasta fellow donning traditional kaftan garb […]

Sakura Matsuri 2017

Sakura Matsuri 2017

‘Sakura Matsuri’ in Japanese translates to ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’. This event is held all over the world to celebrate regrowth and continued friendship between the U.S. and Japan. (After all, Japan did gift us with 3,000 cherry trees back in 1912.) Our histories and connectivity […]

Marine Park Salt Marsh

Marine Park Salt Marsh

I love coming here and walking the nature trail. It doesn’t feel like the city at all; so serene and quiet, save for the occasional jogger or birdwatcher. (The staycation of all staycations!) Speaking of birds, this is one of the BEST places to observe avian […]