My second day in NYC brought me to Brooklyn. I’ve always enjoyed Brooklyn but this was a whole new side to it that made me fall in love.
One thing I absolutely love about New Yorkers, they take advantage of nice days and good weather. The winters in New York reach lower lows each year for me but the spring summer and fall, although typically combined last only 5 minutes, are what dreams are made of.
We ventured down to Brooklyn to scope out Artists and Fleas and Smorgasbord.
This day was definitely something that would happen in Rochester. It was so un-big-city. I loved it!
Artists & Fleas, was hot. It was crowded, I don’t suggest going after a night of consuming copious amounts of wine, you won’t enjoy yourself.
There were some really hipster vendors at hipster vendor pricing. I heard someone ask about a fur vest and the FLEA market attendant said $400. Enter eyes popping out of my head. But it’s certainly worth a stroll around to see the necklaces made from doll eyes and the big floppy hats.
Smorgasbord, was exactly what the name seems like. It was a parking lot that was converted into a little food vendor paradise. But instead of hot dogs and fried dough there was Malaysian food, vegan beet burgers and macaroons.
The scene was situated right on the river side so you could take your snacks down to the grassy knoll and lay in the sunshine overlooking the NYC skyline.
As an added bonus, there was a corral for a beverage stand that served Moscow Mules and craft beer for shockingly, un-outrageous prices.
We mosied around for awhile, did some laying and some people watching. It was great.