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Eric and I have both been to NYC several times. Eric grew up in New Jersey right outside of NYC and I grew up in the DC area only a few hours drive away from NYC. We have seen most of the major attractions and so during our recent trip, we wanted to see a new part of the city, Brooklyn. We arrived late at night and went straight to my friend’s apartment in Brooklyn to rest up for the next day. The next morning, our first stop was to get tasty NY bagels. Really, nothing else can compare to the large, fresh bagels they bake daily. We decided to take our breakfast to go and walked to Prospect Park, finding a bench to just relax and enjoy our surroundings. We passed the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and were pleasantly surprised to see that there was no fee to enter on Saturdays. Very lucky especially considering the cost of things in NYC!IMG_20130608_100444_457 IMG_20130608_100634_894 IMG_20130608_101832_538 IMG_20130608_102539_410It was aΒ  beautiful day and many of the flowers were in bloom. We even saw a small wedding in the rose garden. We eventually ventured into Manhattan to meet our friends (more on that in another post). At the end of the day, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to grab a yummy pizza dinner at Juliana’s (make sure to read the history of this place, very interesting!) followed by ice cream with a wonderful view.IMG_20130608_192051_424 IMG_20130608_192328_791It was nice to hang out with our friends and get the local perspective of living in NYC. It was my first visit to Brooklyn and I’m sure I will come back soon πŸ™‚