– ‘Welcome to Brooklyn. How Sweet is it!’A sign welcoming you to Brooklyn as you enter by road!
Brooklyn Bridge at Night
Brooklyn Bridge at night is one of my favorite spots in New York. A really beautiful walk at night with the stunning skyline in the backdrop. It’s 1.3 miles which can take roughly 25 minutes but it took me much longer as I was walking slowly taking in the view. This is a great resource on all you need to know about the Brooklyn Bridge.
I didn’t spend much time in Brooklyn but I found this spot with another amazing view of the New York skyline.
When in New York watch out for giant rats! ‘Scabby the Rat’ is a symbol of unionized labor and construction protests in New York. In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board in 2011, stated that as per the Frist Amendment, Scabby represents a form of symbolic speech. A federal judge in Brooklyn backed the right of local laborers’ union to use the rat in a protest in 2014. That’s probably why I caught him in Brooklyn, he even has his own Twitter account @scabbytherat.
I spent a bit of time in the trendy area of Williamsburg and Prospect Park, but there was still a lot to see and do. I also missed the photo opportunity at Dumbo, I’ll be back for it!