Brooklyn, Baby

by luckyperro

Brooklyn baby

One of my birthday gifts was a trip to Brooklyn to hang out with these two dudes.  Well, I thought it would just be me and these two dudes, but then…

Meegan

SURPRISE!  We had rented an awesome apartment in Boerum Hill through Airbnb, and when I heard a knock at the door, I thought it was the owner forgetting to show us one last thing, but actually my friend and her husband had flown out from Chicago!  Such a great surprise.  And I was TRULY surprised.  I like to think it’s hard to pull one over on me, but apparently not.  Thanks, Meegan and Ty, for making the weekend so awesome.

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We spent the rest of the weekend exploring, eating, and window shopping.  We hit up one of my favorites, Vinegar Hill House, as well as the Brooklyn Flea.

Brooklyn-Flea

We also went to Red Hook, which was interesting because it had been really hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, and there was still a lot of evidence of that, from water lines to notices about saving photos to people mucking out houses damaged by mold.  We stopped at this cafe, which seemed oddly familiar to me…

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Finally I remembered that was because I’d seen it in Jerry Seinfeld’s new series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.  The episodes are hit-or-miss, but they are thankfully short and sometimes weirdly profound (see the one with Alec Baldwin).

I also met up with some great friends from college, but failed to get a photo of us together, or of any of us, actually.  So sorry, guys!  Thanks for trekking from all over New York and Jersey to meet up, anyway!  Hope to see you again soon in DC or New York, or somewhere in between.