Two Californians making a leap of faith and moving to the Big Apple.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 3 - Brooklyn

First let me say that it is, as of now, difficult to want anything for breakfast other than bagels from Brooklyn Bagels. That is a stunningly amazing bagel. I crave it at least two or three times a day at this point. The only real strong competition so far is farmer's market granola from Not Just Reugelach, which is the best granola I've had in any form ever.

Yeah, I'm in love with the food here.

Spent some time in the morning doing some errands and grocery-related things, took a nap to try to catch up on our broken sleep schedules, and then headed out to Brooklyn for a free concert in the park with "Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings." Didn't make it soon enough to get into the official venue, spent some time standing outside with a so-so view of the stage listening to an opening band, then decided to walk around Park Slope to find a good iced coffee. Beautiful neighborhood. The tree-lined residential streets in Brooklyn are really gorgeous, like something out of a dream almost, especially on a warm summer evening. But quiet, and the scale of the place doesn't quite compare to Manhattan. So while I'm pretty sure it'd be pleasant, and there's a good amount to be said in favor of Brooklyn, I'm still definitely leaning toward the Upper West Side. But we've got probably 10 days before we need to really start narrowing down. So we'll see how it goes.

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